Tag Archives: kids

Jan 3rd, 2013

Summer, therefore beach

Yes, even when the sky is grey, the wind is blustery and the air temperature is verging on colder than the water. (Possible slight exaggeration for dramatic effect, but only slight.) Tom had been campaigning for a beach visit for several days, this morning he got up and dressed in his swimmers, apparently our “yeah, […]

Jun 29th, 2011

Wordless-ish Wednesday

Tom spent a good part of Sunday afternoon and of Monday morning like this. I was amazed that Clara put up with it for as long as she did. Tom has generously shared the lurgi that got him sent home from school on Friday with most of the family. Dave was the first to go […]

Jun 24th, 2011

Friday Fragments

This week’s fragments seem to have acquired a Tom-themed bent. It wasn’t intentional. My 9 year old, Tom, is having an existential crisis. He sat with tears in his eyes on Monday afternoon and told me that he’s feels like he’s always pretending to be someone other than himself at school, that he feels like […]

Merry and Pippin from the movie of Lord of the Rings

Apr 17th, 2011

He’s a hobbit

I slept in a bit this morning, as one does on a Sunday, especially in school holidays. Eventually I got out of bed, showered and dressed and began yelling at the kids to do the same. I then cooked egg and bacon rolls for the hordes, poured myself a glass of orange juice and set […]


Jan 31st, 2011

Back to school

Off to High School! Today was Caitlin’s first day of Year 7, nothing like 40 degree heat* to start things off with a kind of molten whimper. The Principal and the Year Advisor both devoted part of their welcoming addresses to reminding the kids to drink lots of water and not run around in the […]

Nov 25th, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I’m taking a leaf out of Ariane‘s book for this one (oh, and I believe there’s some sort of big holiday about giving thanks happening overseas somewhere…), here’s what I’m grateful for today: Friends who respond to a very last minute invite to a candle party (like a Tupperware party only with, well, candles), and […]