I’d be a parent who raises my voice when my child squirts juice over her new coat, who tuts at the third request in an hour to use the toilet, who sighs loudly when a scooter runs over my bag, who offers chocolate bribes ‘if you’ll just stop whining for two minutes’ or who mutters ‘fuck’ not so under my breath as I’m hurrying us out the front door at ten to nine. Because amongst the many happy times and small daily joys, being a parent is so much harder than I could ever have imagined.
- Sir Ralph Riley, plant geneticist who discovered the Ph gene, was born on this day, 23 October, in 1924 #notinthenpgyet No. 49 #otd 3 years ago
- Annie Taylor, traveller and missionary in China, was born on this day, 17 October, in 1855 #notinthenpgyet No. 43 #otd 3 years ago
- Summertime and the childcare is easy....... ice lollies, french bread, dairylea and several buckets of water and not a single mummmeeeee yet 6 years ago