Category Archives: Xanthe

The Things They Say

grumpy face

Xanthe’s grumpy face. Totally hilarious.

I was at the supermarket with Xanthe, my lovely three year old daughter. Lately she has become defiant, temperamental and just all sorts of joyful to be around.

This particular day, Xanthe wanted to go home right this second and was not enjoying grocery shopping at all!

I told her I just needed to grab a few things and then we would go home as I needed to start making dinner.

“What are we having for dinner?” She asks through her pout.

“Lasagne” I answer

“I DON’T LIKE VAGINA!” she screams at the top of her tiny lungs.

“La-sag-ne, Xanthe. Lasagne” I correct through my laughter.

I couldn’t get out of there quick enough. Nicely played Xanthe.


Linking up with IBOT today – because it’s Tuesday… and I blogged.

She Smiles

xanthe smile

I was grocery shopping with my daughter yesterday and the lovely lady at the checkout spoke to Xanthe and smiled at her. Xanthe chattered back and smiled and waved goodbye.

As I pushed the trolley out to the car, Xanthe, with a blissful smile on her face, said “I’m so happy”. “That’s lovely” I said, “why are you so happy?”

“That lady made me happy” she said.

“Oh, that’s sweet. I think you made her very happy too” I said. And I could almost see the lightbulb go on for my daughter. She smiled that blissful smile again and remained deep in thought for some time.

Later that day, she said hello to another lady and the lady smiled back. Xanthe was overjoyed! “I made her happy!” She said triumphantly.

Today she smiled at my son’s teacher and got a smile and hello in return. She excitedly turned and told me, “look, I made her smile!”

I love that that Xanthes new favourite thing to do is to make someone smile.

“People with dimples have a divine role in this universe: smile!” ~Toba Beta



Wordless Wednesday – Back into it

That first week back at school and all the extra stuff was exhausting! I didn’t realise how much running about we did and how many places my mind has to be at one time, until I had six weeks of not doing it.

first day

Back at school and occasional care


Back to playgroup where Xanthe takes her role as the only girl very seriously.

tap shoes

Back to dance – this year there will be tap dancing too.


Back to swimming


Karate is a new thing. – Which is why Millar doesn’t have a uniform yet.


And Xanthe is back to hassling the dog because her first choice of playmate is back at school.

Linking up with Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday