Archive for: Things We Should Talk About at the Dinner Table

Dec 3rd, 2008

I’m going to read to you whether you like it or not!

Today I spent the whole day feeling like nothing was working out quite the way it was supposed to. I had planned to give myself the morning off, once I’d dropped the kids at school I was going to come home and spend an hour and a half doing whatever I bloody well wanted to […]

Nov 28th, 2008

Getting ready

I’ve spent the last few weeks responding to every hint of Christmas – decorations in shops, carol singing kids at the breakfast table, request from Adam for fruit mince pies (he ended up cooking his own) – by growling “it’s not December yet!” in true bah humbug fashion. But come Monday it will be December […]

Nov 26th, 2008

Teaspoon update

Caitlin talked to her teacher and the group was asked to change their name. They’re now called the Gummi Bears 🙂 No-one was difficult about it. The girl who had originally chosen the name and given the explanation of its meaning protested that she didn’t mean anything by it, which I take to mean she […]

Nov 25th, 2008

Wielding her teaspoon*

Caitlin’s class has recently re-arranged their seating and each table group gave themselves a name. Caitlin is sitting with the “Gaybo” group. I asked what the hell that was supposed to mean. Apparently, according to the kid who suggest the name, it means “we’re not gay.” *sigh* I was glad to hear Caitlin had no […]

Nov 20th, 2008

Damn, I found out about this one day too late

Following links from this post at Blogger on the Cast Iron Balcony I discovered that last night I missed watching the Australian TV premiere of the documentary A Well Founded Fear. From the film’s web-site: The Australian Government sends back asylum seekers it doesn’t think are refugees. International law says people shouldn’t be sent to […]

Nov 11th, 2008

Internet censorship in Senate Question Time today

Lauredhel of Hoyden About Town has posted a transcript of Greens Senator Scott Ludlum’s question to Communications Minister Stephen Conroy about the government’s proposed mandatory ISP level internet filtering. There are further links and discussion in the comments over there too. Every time I think about this my head just goes all asplody with the […]