One in the Bed

We are having some problems with the Rogue Regent in geting her to asleep at night. When we first came home from China sleeping was not a big issue. Now it seems to be THE issue.

I thnk it gets harder when you as the parents are not getting any quality sleep either. You end up getting cranky and smippy with each other and then impatient with the cause of the ‘lack of sleep’, your darling sweet one who you could hand back on such occasions. It’s awful because the moment you have these thoughts you feel terrible and then you get upset and then the situation tends to spiral out of control. All because of a lack of a few z’ssss.

Anyway we are working on it and have tried to rearrange a few things in RR’s room so that she will like to sleep in there.

So far not much luck but we are continuing on.




The first haircut not done by Mum

Well as Lily is to be flowergirl at my friends wedding on 3 weeks I thought it would be a good idea if she got a proper haircut.

I have been cutting it since she got home in May and that has been ok but I thought a professional cut would be better for the wedding.

The photo’s really speak for themsleves. As You can see she LOVED getting her haircut.



Seriously Mate…

This is such a funny incident that I hope in retelling it I do the story justice and you laugh as much as I did.

Let me set the scene…..

We dropped by some friends house last Saturday morning as they were moving in that day and we wanted to welcome them to the neighbourhood. We were in the house talking to our friends and trying to keep the Rogue Royal out of the path of the movers as they began bringing in the furniture and boxes. The mover I believe was of Turkish descent the same as my friends wife, but he had that whole Arabic/Aussie thing going on. I could hear him making comments such as “Like seriously” and “Mate I am not kidding you” If any of you have watched Fat Pizza then you know what I am trying to explain. Anyway about 30 minutes into the visit the Mover walks into the kitchen where we were standing with RR, he took one look at her and then at Albert and I and says…

“No kidding mate your kid seriously looks Chinese!”

He then points at her laughs and says”what’s up with that?”

Well Albert kind of smiled and said to him “She’s adopted”. The mover looked at Albert like he was processing this bit of information and then sort of snorted a laugh and said…

“Nah mate she seriously looks like she’s Chinese!”

So somewhere in Sydney today there is a Turkish removalist telling his mates the story of how this redhead couple by some fluke gave birth to a kid that “Seriously mate, looks Chinese”.