Life – Funny Stuff

Life, Love and Dirty Dishes is mainly about parenting.  Living life with small people and the situations we find ourselves in.  Life refers to the funny stuff.  If becoming a parent has taught me anything, it’s enjoying simple pleasures and having a sense of humour about things.  How else would we survive the poonamis and the tantrums?  If you’ve stumbled into this category I hope these posts make you laugh and brighten your day a little.

laundry day problems

Laundry Day Problems

Back when our household consisted of me and the husband, I used to have a laundry day. Two loads on a Saturday between pottering around the house and going out for a bit of lunch and some retail therapy.  Now that two have become four, every day is laundry day, and it’s a never ending […] Read more…

Tag Team Parenting

I feel like I am in a constant game of tag.  There are 4 years between my boys, which right now means that what interests one, doesn’t interest the other.  So keeping them both happy at the same time involves a lot of ingenuity and a few miracles.  When the miracles are in short supply […] Read more…

10 Things Only Hay Fever Sufferers Will Know

There are two types of people in this world.  Those that suffer with hay fever and those that don’t.  I fall into the first category and find that those in the second category rarely understand what we go through. My hey fever is not limited to the summer months.  I suffer with it all year […] Read more…

Postman Pat: Incompetent Tw*t

  Letter of Complaint to the Special Delivery Service     To whom it may concern at the Special Delivery Service Head Office, As a resident of Pencaster I have become increasingly concerned with the actions of our local Special Delivery Service mail man, who goes by the name of Pat Clifton. I have known […] Read more…

the chickenpox house

The Chickenpox House

Last month Big got the Chickenpox.  I would love to tell you that we all coped brilliantly with a week of confinement, that there was much baking and crafts and we all thoroughly enjoyed each others company.  It didn’t exactly happen that way…  Day One in the Chickenpox House Mummy is awoken at an ungodly […] Read more…

Badges of Honour

First smiles, the first time they sleep through the night, first steps, first day at school.  All big milestones for our little ones. But what about the parents? What about the milestones we reach?  What about the crap that no one warns you about?  The first Poonami.  That one’s traumatic.  There are things as parents […] Read more…

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