A good friend of mine in Australia, who is also laden with a growing bump, asked me the other day what kind of gear we’re looking at needing for the Pretzels. It was curiosity on her part, but bloody good impetus for me to actually delve into the parenting books to make a list. (This wasn’t too big an ask. I love making lists.)
They are small and inconsequential, these mementos from childhood. A tiny necklace here. A dull money box there. A book, out of date, with your parent’s handwriting on the opening page. These are the things that shaped your early life, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll shape lives after yours.
There is no use being the size of a blimp, or pushing around tiny squalling dictators in a pram, if you can’t get a laugh out of it. So when my friend, an editor at Today’s Parent, sent me this great pic the other day… … I had to get searching for more. After all, …
It’s a long time until the sprogs get here, but we’ve already started to change a few things so that our home is less toxic to us, and more friendly to them. Starting with the kitchen.