For parents of boys – understanding them and keeping them entertained.

July 2017

GoMunkee asks – The school summer holidays – are we parents or slaves?

By | July 14th, 2017|Boys, Family, Family Life, Girls, Holidays, Parents' survival|

Dearest Kids, The summer holidays are upon us and you've just Brexited school.  You'll want to get the most out of the weeks ahead, so I'm planning to be at your disposal 24/7 to ensure it all goes well. Firstly, you have my complete approval to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Empty [...]

January 2016

December 2015

Things that mums with sons will understand – Part 2

By | December 18th, 2015|Boys, Family Life, Parenting|

Cool playthings Let's be honest, boys’ stuff is infinitely superior to all the hideous, flower-embossed plastic, pink and purple, princess, tasseled, doe-eyed, fantasy, fairy, Frozen kitsch that little girls seem to love so much. Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Wimpy Kid, super heroes, swords, scooters, trucks, trains, tool kits, diggers, helicopters, race tracks, balls, [...]

In shock. My son’s secret life

By | December 6th, 2015|Boys, Family Life, Parents' survival, Teens|

I was shocked to discover something my 14 year old son does at other people's houses. Something he would never do at home. Various parents had hinted at this, and I refused to believe them. But last night, Daniel confessed. After a meal, he will take his plate, cutlery and glass and stack them in [...]