Join the song and dance

Funny, things seem the same every day until you stop, and then you notice everything is different. It wasn’t so long ago when Miss Dee first learnt to ride a bicycle, and yet in two years she will be learning how to drive a car. Change is one of the few things in life that…

Cool as a cucumber

Miss Dee announced last week that she wanted to try being a vegetarian. I supposed I should have nodded and accepted her decision with a smile.  After all, she is a teen and keen to explore different things.  It’s good that she shows an interest in ecology and balance and wants to do more than…

It takes a village to raise a child

I’ve watched with increased angst the news of teens committing heinous acts.  I am not certain whether these incidents are on the rise or whether it is simply that we have greater and instant access to the news so it appears so. Nonetheless, the news of an eleven year old shooting dead an eight year…

Losing the car in the carpark

My husband often says that one of the main reasons he had children is so he could have an audience for his jokes (I don’t have much of a sense of humour.  Either that or jokes go right over my head and, apparently, explaining jokes completely ruins the pun – go figure). His gig has…

Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I was talking to Mum today as I do every Saturday.  You weren’t there and I missed you.  Mum says you now sleep most of the time and the doctor says it’s better to leave you and try to feed you whenever you are up.  Apparently you get grumpy if mum tries to…

A standout

Miss Dee belongs to two social groups at school.   Her reasoning is sound, if she gets tired of one group she simply goes to the other. This came about because of a clash with one of the girls who had some issues. Whilst the other girls seemed to be taking the path of sympathy to…