Welcome to Small Talking. I've been keeping a comic strip diary of my children (and their friends) since Reception and started publishing them online three years ago. I'll keep adding new cartoons and will stop doing them only when the kids cease to amuse me.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

On the tube

This one's from a while back. The worst thing was the tube was stuck in a tunnel and the carriage was completely silent.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Failed Parenting Technique No.12: Pay no attention

The childcare manuals don't tell you what to do when they do this.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sunday, 23 May 2010


This is NOT something a woman wants to hear two weeks before giving birth.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

Learning to read

One of the pre-school children came out with this in the park cafe this week.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Watching Dr Who with a little cousin

Bob comes a cropper with the stone angels.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Saturday, 15 May 2010


'You come round 'ere, bold as brass, asking for a lullaby. You've gone too far this time, Phil...'

Friday, 14 May 2010

Inappropriate empathy

My son came out with this little corker after both children had refused to eat the meal their grandmother had cooked them.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Clothes shopping with the kids

I needed a chocolate bar to cheer myself up after this one.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Today at school dinners...

The kids are always finding disgusting things in their school dinner.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Camping in Cornwall

The children's response to our credit crunch holiday last year.

Friday, 7 May 2010


Thursday, 6 May 2010


Is cannibalism a sign of affection? If so, my daughter loves me very much.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


In case anyone's worried, he did make it to school in one piece.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Monday, 3 May 2010

Enough Education

Don't worry, just eleven more years to go!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

The Reluctant Walker

This is my son enjoying the countryside. I don't think he quite got the point.

Telling the Time

The Juniors only get 20 minutes to collect, eat and clear their lunch. Some of them have got lunchtime down to 10 minutes by year six. I'm not surprised Edward forgot his non-existent napkin.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Granny's Loo

We went to visit Granny and Grandad's newly refurbished flat. Grandad is very kind to Granny, but I think my daughter's wrong on this one.

Good Learning

You can't beat state education! Everyone's a winner. The reception kids come out covered with stickers and they love it.


Pets are naked. My husband's noticed this too. He thinks that dogs should wear nappies.