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It's All In The Timing (written on January 3, 2008 10:40 PM)
It’s interesting watching how kids learn the form of speech before they learn its content. When they are just tiny things, before they can even walk, they imitate our talk with their babble. They “cooo” in reply to our “hellos”...
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The Shoes that Broke the Camel's Back (written on November 25, 2007 1:49 PM)
The Shoes that Broke the Camel’s Back A while ago, a mum friend of mine recounted how she “completely lost it” over a pair of child size sparkly silver shoes. Her husband was off at a wedding in California for...
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Who are the real freaks on Halloween? (written on November 2, 2007 3:53 PM)
I party-pooped all over Benny’s fourth birthday by not throwing him some sugared-up extravaganza with clowns, bouncy castles, bells and whistles. And I have to admit I party-pooped with Halloween too. Although this time, in my defense, I was following...
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On Sharing, by Benny (written on October 10, 2007 1:42 PM)
Sharing. Ah, the biggest nuisance to a small child’s happy and generally carefree existence. Whether at home or at the playground, four year olds like me are constantly having the words “You must share” barked at us by those pesky...
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If Men Did the Strolling... (written on September 24, 2007 3:01 PM)
I stumbled on this picture the other day while procrastinating on the internet. My first reaction was “How crazy!” Something about the woman being perched on that weird motorized contraption, trying to maneuver a stroller, whilst in the middle...
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Birthday Madness (written on September 4, 2007 3:21 PM)
Benny will be four in a week or so and Brad and I have been talking about how to mark the occasion. Neither of us make any fuss about our own birthdays. We prefer to just hang out together rather...
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Flash Card Genius…Perhaps Not. (written on August 7, 2007 4:25 PM)
Benny is learning to read. Okay, no, that’s overstating it a little. What I should say it that Benny is learning to recognize and spell some basic words. STOP is his current favorite. Every stop sign he sees, he...
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Where has the little f**ker gone? (written on July 27, 2007 9:02 PM)
If you’ve read some of my other blogs, you’ll know about my aversion to kids movies and my desire to have Benny side-step the Finding Nemo/Cars/Ratatouille phase and move straight onto enjoying the kind of movies which I enjoy –...
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Soap Gets in Your Eyes (written on July 10, 2007 1:16 PM)
There are times, as a parent, when something happens which you knew was going to, but you acted that fraction of a second too late to prevent it. Like the times, when you see your little darling using a toy...
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Say Cheese (written on June 29, 2007 11:07 PM)
If you give a three year old a digital camera…you come up with art. It’s true. I’m telling you, just try it. Of course, that’s if you don’t mind your prized Canon SD400 being manhandled by peanut-butter stickied fingers...
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