Dear boy: you can be unpretty here

Some clichés about life with children just turn out to be true. It's almost disappointing how predictable you are. That hilarious obsession with your first child's milestones, followed by a wry detached affection for the progression of your second? Tick that box. The fact that you will get fat on leftover pizza crusts if you're … Continue reading Dear boy: you can be unpretty here

The problem of parenting

I am overwhelmed sometimes by parenting. It is new, and frightening. Until now I've been supplying food and routine and love in large doses. That's all a baby needs. It can be draining, but it is simple. Suddenly Henry is doing things on purpose to watch my reaction, refusing food and naps, getting cross about … Continue reading The problem of parenting