Monthly Archives: August 2017

Day #237 The Ideas Fairy

I woke up this morning to a message from my mother asking me a question: “У меня полночь. Я только что прочла твой последний блог и у меня возник вопрос к тебе. Когда ты успеваешь найти идею для блога, а потом эту идею развить и написать маленький рассказ, который легко и интересно читать?” “I just…

Day #236 Perseverance

I almost made it home tonight before the rain really started coming down. Almost. The slight drizzle hung around for a while and was easy to ignore, but as I was hurrying home I could tell the rain was picking up. But it was ok, I was only a few minutes away from being home…

Day #235 Why? Why? Why?

This was my facebook post this morning. It’s pretty self explanatory. The Mister apparently noticed this development earlier this week, whereas I thought I heard the dreaded word yesterday, but it was this morning that Hawkeye showcased it to me in full glory. Daddy: “You’re walking very slowly today, why don’t we go faster?” Toddler:…

Day #232 Knock! Knock! (the Disney version)

Scene: a child’s bedroom, early in the morning. Mommy is in her dressing gown, perched on the edge of the rocking chair as she helps a young child get dressed. He is very excited about the shirt he just put on. Mommy smiles at him indulgently. Somewhere off stage there is the sound of water…

Day #230 Teach your children

Whenever I imagined a future first where I would have to teach Hawkeye that there are certain words he should not use, I always imagined that it would be curse words that he would have picked up from my own careless muttering. After all, it seems like the logical consequence of the things that come…