A Sign of … Intelligence?

When one enrols children into a range of extra-curricular activities, one commits to a level of involvement. This involvement will vary from family to family, and may range from sitting on the couch and uttering “Hey, don’t you have ballet/drumming/football/drawing/something class tonight?” to acting as a taxi/uber driver/chauffeur to being…

The Separation

The Separation

There are many things I find confounding when it comes to parenting, and so many, many different stages and milestones our children go through and accomplish. Many are we are not ever told of, although if we closely look at what our parenting counterparts speak about, we’ll see that they…

Sibling Individuality

It’s not the Sibling Rivalry that screws with my mind so much as Sibling Individuality. It is one of the great number of unexpected things that one experiences as a parent, and something I like to think I have under some sort of control; I have always accepted my children…

Penis. Bum. Poo. Fart. Rubber. Milestone

*sigh* Dinner time is still wallowing in a mire of ‘poo face’, ‘bum bum’, fart jokes and ‘look at my penis’ type rambling. The four year old thinks it is the funniest conversation ever, and is one of those people who will continue on the same path in the vain…

Another developmental milestone

A usual hectic Monday, school dropoff, the hunting and gathering of foodstuffs for the family, school pickup, gymnastics, home …. … preparation of evening meal, devouring of evening meal, bathtime and, due to continued lack of electronic, automatic dishwashing appliance, the convincing of children to assist with washing, drying and…