How To Talk So Kids Will Listen

This is going into the category of a bloglet viz it'll be brief. There's a book my husband bought me once the brat started pre-primary...it's called How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk. Since the book did not mention anything about how to talk so husbands will listen and stop leaving…

What I Learnt From My Kid’s School

Courtesy Facebook's memories I get to know about how and what I was thinking not only on a time a specific time in the past but also how I was feeling. And when I wrote this post I was a bit more of an anxious mother, fretting about my kid's school, academic "career" as it were…

There’s A Great White Under The Bed

It's only 3 inches long but my big toe did come in contact with its great gaping maws...and this isn't the first time there was a "dangerous" animal lurking where it shouldn't have been. We've had similar incidents earlier also. Want to know what else is going on? Well there's a mini Giant Octopus hiding behind…

Reblogged: Marking Territory

Everywhere I look, I sit the offspring's presence prevails. The jar of Gummybears are usually within hand's reach although with the child-proof caps it's still a bit in our control when we want to hand the bears over. There are clothes clips on the futon, tigers and lions (figures) under the sofa cushions and Play…

Reblogged: What You Say Vs What They Hear

I keep wondering what is it that makes my kid do the opposite of what I ask (read threaten/yell) him to do. These are the very regular occurrences in our house: Stand still gets interpreted as be anything but still. Be quiet or HUSH= keep chattering incessantly. Just a minute/second= I want it NOW! Give…

ReBlogged: Fee Fie Fo Fum!

Said the giant before Jack whooped his bottom and took away his essence of being a giant altogether! Ok...how does that make any sense you ask? I'll tell you...just let me spin out my tale a bit more... Parenting. Glorious parenting. Tis fun. Tis joyous. Brings tears to your eyes at times (for many reasons,…

A Few More Candles On The Birthday Cake

I recently celebrated another birthday. Firmly ensconced into the 30s now. And having fun actually. Gravity has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged me to an out-and-out war but barring that life is pretty good. The little hiccups of home improvement, a child at home during summer holidays; getting bored but barring that I thought…

Shocks On The Way To School

I'll admit it here and possibly have it engraved on a metal plate and hang it somewhere prominently...NO ONE CAN SHOCK ME AS MUCH AS MY CHILD! While I was dropping him to school this morning he suddenly got very excited and shouted out, " LOOK! FUCKS!" I nearly had a WTF moment myself and…