Dear Grazia Features Editor, As a subscriber to your magazine I have noticed that you regularly feature stories of depressed 30 something’s complaining that they have had to move back in with their parents because they drank all their wages/ split up with their boyfriend/ spent it all on handbags. All this is heartbreakingly sad […]
There will be one child sitting quietly doing puzzles.
This will not be your child.
I had hoped this role was allocated on some sort of rota and that one week it would be my daughter quietly amusing herself whilst others looked on in awe. I seem to have been left off the rota.
(If I had a child who sat quietly and entertained themselves I would not need playgroup I would be sitting at home watching This Morning, painting my toenails and writing a blog about what a piece of piss small children are to look after. )
Just like fairies dying when a person sneezes, every time someone comments on my blog I ignore another household chore (please leave a message there’s ironing to do).* Readers comments are one of the best things about writing a blog (sorry but I cannot bring myself to use blog as a verb). But even more wonderful […]
We’ve recently uprooted from London and moved to Yorkshire to be nearer family, I think it’s important the children get to spend quality time with their grandparents and even more important for me to spend quality time reading Grazia. The plan came to me when I was on the toilet breastfeeding my newborn whilst my […]