Category Archives: Won’t Someone Think of the Children?

Firsts

To Niece the middling on the occasion of her first period Congratulations Honey. Your mum asked me to write abut periods. I thought I would tell you the things that people told me and what I’ve learned about periods in … Continue reading

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Dear Miserable Old Bat . . .

Dear Lady in Seat 14C. I’m sorry. They obviously failed to explain something to you. Your approximately $300 plane ticket entitled you to about 18 inches of space across your seat. It did not. . . . Let me repeat … Continue reading

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Introducing. . .

At 11:43 yesterday, I became a great Aunt for the second time. Weighing in at six and a half pounds (but alas at 17 inches, she has clearly gotten her stature from her father and great uncle’s side of the … Continue reading

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Well then. . .

I wanted to buy something for my existing great nephew, because the new one will have lots o’ loot (that’s a technical term there) and it seems like his whole world is going to fall a little bit apart when … Continue reading

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Dear Great

Dear Great Niece or Nephew: I’ve got your ticket. Your mum thinks you are being coy and maybe you need a bit more time to grow. Me? I know what game you are playing. . . You, swimming around in … Continue reading

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/Rant

I was in Ikea on Saturday night, about 8:45 pm. There was a mother with 2 small children (the oldest might have been 4). The children were running wild. I mean wild. They had those little carts and the kids … Continue reading

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The Business of Great’s

My next great-niece/nephew shall arrive on the 24th of July. Maybe the 26th. Possibly the 30th. This one seems as determined as the last one to keep us guessing and me fretting. I have maintained, since my niece called to … Continue reading

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Dear Mummy

Dear Mummy: You throw me the odd piece of popcorn when I look particularly beseeching. Those little people? They hold the bowl at my head level so I can graze at my leisure. Wow mummy! I got almost an entire … Continue reading

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Bear-ly

I was in Costco while on my vacation, minding my own business eating my Costco Hot Dog (and maybe there were french fries, but you don’t want to hear about that. ) I was minding my own business, chatting away … Continue reading

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Ummm

Owing to a minor emergency, two small people and a trip to the spray park there is no blog. There are two small people, cleaned, fed and sound asleep in my office, the same room containing my laptop that I … Continue reading

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