Archive for 'thinking too much'
We were fighting just before it all happened. Well, fighting is perhaps too strong a word. There were no fisticuffs. There was huffy silence, which is my speciality, and passive aggressive BBM conversations. Okay, maybe not that passive. I was angered by a perceived imbalance in household responsibilities. I felt like I was doing everything and […]
After the tumult of the end of September, things have settled down. Well, mostly. I’ve gone back to work. It’s like I was on vacation for about a week. Except it was the worst vacation I’ve ever been on and I never, ever, ever want to go back there again. And now I spend my […]
September winds down, and the newness of back-to-school instead becomes the flow of normal routine. Well, at least I hope that’s what’s about to happen. Because back-to-school has just been a little too much. Write 13 different cheques. Sign 53 different forms. Label everything - and he’ll still manage to lose a lunch container and […]
In this house, if you walk in the door, you’re likely to come under fire. Plastic train track becomes a rifle. Fingers shoot imaginary bullet after bullet. I thought I was going to be that parent who bans all guns and gunplay. I’m a peacenik, after all. It turns out I just don’t care that […]
In an alternate universe, I live alone with a dog. I work full time, but come in early and stay late without worry. I don’t have a running undercurrent the entire working day, just simmering below the surface, of “I hope my children are okay and no one is going to call me telling me […]
I’ll be honest. I’m mostly a pushover. The kids get away with a lot, because there are only so many battles I can fight, and primarily because I know if I can just get them out of the house and active, everyone will be happier. But tonight they broke me. I had a kind of […]
When you decide to launch a large fireworks display in a condensed urban neighbourhood, are you thinking that it’ll be totally fun to make any local toddlers think their house is under attack? I can’t fault the baby for waking up and screaming. That’s the appropriate reaction to bombs going off on the roof. I […]
A few things – and some of them are more fun than the others. Last week the kids and I participated in a new game on the Teletoon Retro website called Toon Feud. You can log in via your Facebook account and answer questions about cartoons from the good old days, or in our case, about a […]
Posted: April 25th, 2013 under bad things, family, food, good things, thinking too much, traveling.
Tags: baby food, cable, games, Legoland, love child organics, teletoon, teletoon retro, toon feud, vacation
I’m going to be that person who references a book without having read it. That’s a terrible kind of person to be. And yet here I am, being it. But I keep hearing about Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, and I’ve read synopses and reviews and watched her on YouTube, […]
I had one of those days where I really felt like I was having it all. Like I am super woman, hear me roar. Except with less roaring and more juggling, and spinning plates. I was awoken early by a feverish baby, but he was a good alarm clock, since it was Parks and Rec […]