I'm a mother...ergo I facepalm. Royally! My child, adorable tailless monkey that he is, is still prone to doing things ass backwards plenty of times. When he was a baby he'd bite off the bottom of his ice cream cone and then rush to suck up the swiftly flowing ice cream that was melting all... Continue Reading →
A lot has been written about the people in the frontlines of this pandemic. As it should be. They literally are the first line of defence and often end up in hazardous situations themselves in the process of trying to cure or keep the populace safe. But I don't think enough has been written about... Continue Reading →
So it's the start of winter and an impending cyclone that's dumping water on our city, further making the temperatures drop. But I've only managed to get TO to wear his joggers but no long sleeve tees because apparently legs and hands feel cold separately and independently. Oh mercy...
Snippets from a conversation with TO a few minutes ago:" Why should there be spit in your eyes? If eyes were meant to have spit, they'd be by the side of your mouth and not further up your face!"
Another post that was left midway, most likely due to household chores and my personal Disruptor! Lockdown mornings are wonderful (read between the lines)! Instead of dragging TO out of bed, I now kind of nudge him till he rolls out and then get him to clean out his eye gunk before he gets online... Continue Reading →
TO often asks me trivia questions especially about animals. Today's query was about a bird whose name starts with P and ends with an N and it lives on an island. I initially said penguin and got an eyeroll for my troubles. Actually I led with pigeon because where don't those little poop machines live?... Continue Reading →
Parenting often comes down to reaching agreements with your offspring in order for lessons to be learnt, set and accepted patterns of behavior to be established and also for those invisible lines to be drawn that help kids know crossing which ones will make the parents go medieval on them. Image courtesy Henry Hustava@UnsplashWhen TO... Continue Reading →
Yesterday TO was in a bit of a defiant mood and decided to test the waters by flouting the rules and diktats laid out. I did the only thing that I do when yelling isn't an option; I stopped talking to him. It was quite a bit of a blessed silence for Red am sure.... Continue Reading →
People tend to see shapes in the clouds, some even see things with their eyes closed but I think TO kind of took the cake today. After he got home from school today and was having his snack, he suddenly said 'Mustache'. For a second I thought he meant I needed to schedule an appointment... Continue Reading →
So TO is a cricket buff. Am not. He has good hand-eye co-ordination. I don't. He's more like Red in this regard. Thank goodness. This was our talk today- Me: " Kane Williamson...ummm hmmm...hello there!". TO: "He's OLD Ayu!". Me: " He's waaay younger than me baby!" TO: YOU. ARE. OLD. AYU" After that bit... Continue Reading →