Saturday, 15 January 2011


down here, whilst Daughter is at her home 100 miles away, with a pair of screaming babes.

The usual has happened, you get dropped by your childless friends, and worse some of them hint that they think you are useless as a parent. The local toddlers group is cliquey, The Twins Club have got their hands full already!

She has twins almost seven months old, that are highly active . They have got interested in food other than breastmilk, which is taking some hard work off her body. She is doing a marvellous job, but that is hard to realize when they cry, and less so when it is a duet!
She wants to get this "right" as she wants no more children and doesn't, understandably, want to miss any of their development.

Going back to work will give them a change and her a break in routine that they both need, so how do you tell her that doing this is not failure?

The Oily One has borrowed The Carpenter's car, so the latter has borrowed mine to go and help Daughter's husband mend a house.

Otherwise I could go and help.


ladyofclay said...

Thanks for the information. I'll join up this morning and have a look around.
You've got some nice pots in the works ! I like making those slit lip bowls as well, sometimes I gently pinch the split back together- equal distance apart and with a good pooling glaze it is all the decoration the bowl needs.
It's tough when your kids are far away and they are in a bind. I have two away at different locations. It sure sounds as though your daughter has her hands full !

Nutty Gnome said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog and I commiserate with you because life sounds a bit tough for you at the moment.
Your duaghter will be fine, but twins are very hard work so she shouldn't beat herself up about not being a perfect parent - that's just a myth!!! Being a good-enough parent is more than fine!

I love your pots :)