Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Good or Bad?

Daughter's one, two and three were with relatives today and daughter one had the threat of 'no story' planted firmly in her mind. I am pleased to say it worked! No bad behaviour and daughter one was read a story of 'The Three Little Pigs' at bedtime after her bath.

'So Mummy, she says what will I get tomorrow if I am good?' It's fast turning into bribery. If she is good, tomorrow she will get a homemade apple and pear crumble for pudding at lunchtime. But with my cooking this could turn into a punishment. This is trickier than I thought.

Sparkly butterflies and messy down the farm

The sparkly butterfly, in this instance was face painting at the local show. A pink glittery butterfly painted on the face is all a little four year old needs to be happy. We fed a woolly sheep and visited the park which should have resulted in a happy sleepy girl. Unfortunately, all this activity resulted in two very naughty pink princesses of diva proportions. So, this week I am conducting an experiment to see how rewarding good behaviour and not punishing the bad can work.

Tomorrow, Daughter one's task is to be nice to her sister (includes no snatching) and no kicking anyone.
Reward: A bed time story. Bad behaviour = no story.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Daddy Reigns Supreme: Real life castles and fairy tales

Well, we did see a real castle after all. Daddy decided we should go to Warwick Castle and we all had a fantastic time. Our first stop was the Princess Tower where daughter one could meet 'princesses' and listen to the fairytale of the princess and the pea. She loved it and so did I! We saw birds of prey, jousting, warriors fighting and the mighty Warwick Castle Trebuchet. Brilliant!

Saturday, 24 August 2013


This morning I discovered that rainbow coloured tutus and fairy wings were a good distraction for my 22 month old. I could leave her happily playing fairies with her older sister under the watchful eye of Daddy instead of having to depart to the usual banshee scream. She even asked for kisses and said goodbye to me. Success!

So, I head to the hair dresser with my blissfully happy expectations of shiny soft hair and return home calm and relaxed after an hour of pampering. Suddenly, my happy thoughts are shattered like a bauble on Christmas morning when I return to two make-up covered fairy princesses. It is all over their clothes. Eyeshadow is across their cheeks and one of the wings are torn. 'But Mummy,' pipes up my eldest, 'we just want to look like you.'

Hmmmm! I said we would visit a castle only if they were good. The trouble with doing this is that I really want to go. So, do I keep quiet in the hope that ruined fairy wings and dirty dresses are punishment enough or do I say no castle visit? Time for a cup of tea while I ponder which one to chose.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

It's all pink and princesses

Whether I like it or not, the colour 'du jour' is pink. It's full of glitter and rainbows, pink bunny ear headbands and furry pencil cases. Two of my three children have well and truly embraced the sterotypical 'girl image'.

Today, my four year old wanted to talk about disney princesses. Even my 22 month old demands to see 'Fia' as she calls 'Sofia the First' before settling down to her nap. So, although I can't promise princesses, I have said maybe we will visit a castle. Maybe. If they are good.


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About Me

I am a Mum to three gorgeous little girls and in my world everything is PINK!

Scarlett is the eldest, then Alice and little baby Maddie is youngest, with just three years between them all. No, I won't be having any more and yes, sometimes I do have my hands full :)

I love pink, fairy tales and children's stories, trying to make cakes, flowers, picnics and trying to create magical memories for my three little girls. 

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