We’re at the Art of the Brick exhibition. It’s a while ago, during the school holidays. We’re weaving through the crowds, looking at intricate lego models of heroes and villains. I turn and ask our boy, “What would you rather be? A superhero or their sidekick?” He responds, “The sidekick I think…” The sidekick is usually a […]
We are waiting for his father to finish work. It’s a Friday night and we’re treating ourselves to a cheap meal out. We’re both in the car outside his workplace, but his father is taking ages to leave the building. I’m bored. He’s bored. I turn to to our son and ask him the first […]
Can you see it? It’s there in the distance between the buildings. A faint white ball rising through a cloudy sky. It was taken last year, on the 14th of November. All morning the radio was full of talk about it. The Supermoon. It was going to be the largest moon in almost 70 years […]
His father asks him to take the rubbish down to the bins. “But I did that yesterday,” our ten year old reminds his dad. “I know,” he shoots back. “You did a great job. So I’m asking you to take it down again today.” The boy thinks for a minute, then asks solemnly, “How do […]
It’s getting late. We pause our game. “You have to read your book now. It’s homework,” I remind him. “Ok,” he says casually. He grabs his book with one hand. The other reaches for the dice. “Nope, you cannot read your book and play monopoly at the same time.” “That’s ok mum,” our ten year old […]
I hear rustling in his bedroom. Minutes later he comes out with a blanket over his head and a sheepskin hat over that. “Mum, what do I look like?” He looks ridiculous. Sweet. Wonderful. “You look like you,” I say. He seemed happy with that.
We shared a brownie this afternoon. Both of us trying to commit to an uneasy truce after frustrations boiled over. There was an appointment we had to keep. He insisted we could go home and come back in time. I knew we couldn’t. He was stubborn. I got cross. Gone are the days of tantrums […]
It’s a blurry picture of a flower. Taken on my phone and filtered using Hipstamatic. If you look closely, you will also see a couple of ants chatting away. My young son loves ants. He likes the way they move and work together. He tells me they have feelings and show excitement when they find […]