A Colour or a Duck

It was his own fault really. With his sister (my sister-in-law) holding a garage sale, Grumpy Pants went on one of his random clearing out of what he refers to as “crap”, yet more often than not is “stuff” that is loved, wanted, and used by others in the house.…

Escape, Family Day, Ceatures from the Deep

We did um and ah about Family Day today. There was the obligatory and inevitable resistance to the idea, and even that was half hearted. I gave the alternative; Family Day or tidy up the house. This appeared to induce comas in all three children, suddenly not only incapable of…

Beserk for Presents

Once upon a time, many months ago, around about Mothers Day 2015 to be precise, I was gifted a gorgeous pair of shoes. It was a present from my family, in appreciation of all my Motheriness, and becuase it is a revoltingly commercialised concept that sucks people in to buy…