Tag Archives: parenting

#403 The Mystery Bandit’s Ghost (21)

A twelve-hour day at the office doesn’t really inspire top notch blog writing afterward but on the other hand I’m buoyed by the knowledge that I’m now finished with work for a whole two weeks. I just need to stay awake long enough to write something. Staying awake is, in fact, something that would have…

#402 Not again! (20)

Ok, in all honestly, it’s nowhere near as bad as the giant sticker of a large tarantula to which I was subjected earlier this month, but still unpleasant. There I am, minding my own business, helping Hawkeye take off his shirt at bedtime, when BAM, my hand jerks away as my brain reels in panicked…

#400 My darling, clementine (18)

Apples. Bananas. Grapes. Grapes. Apples. Bananas. Bananas. Grapes. Apples. These are the fruits my kid eats. And honestly, grapes are very hit or miss. No strawberries, no oranges, no peaches, no plums, no kiwis, no melons, no…. well, you get the idea. Hawkeye is what is commonly known as “a fussy eater”. I have repeatedly…

#394 Sick day, the third (12)

“Mommmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!” This is how I’m usually greeted when I collect Hawkeye from creche at the end of the day, accompanied by a dash at top speed and a crushing bear hug. Lately, I’ve taken to preemptively dropping down to one knee and bracing myself for the onslaught. Some things are predictable, you see. “Let’s go…

#391 Christmas Dinosaurs (9)

Today we put up our Christmas tree. It’s no longer an optional seasonal whim now that we have a four year old, but an important permanent tradition we need to uphold if we want to retain our self-respecting parenting badge. Also, I like Christmas lights. What I don’t like, is trying to keep my patience…