We’re going through quite a challenging time with the geekdaughter at the moment. There’s the waking up and crying in the middle of the night, which could either be for a probably valid reason (“my knee hurts”) or for a reason that makes me really exasperated (“I don’t want to be alone!”). And then there’s […]
Since Christmas I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with the geekdaughter about the number of toys she and her brother now possess, and trying to get her used to the idea of giving some of them up. I have explained that there are poor children who didn’t get any Christmas presents this year, and it […]
With great thanks to Susanna at A Modern Mother for bringing this to my attention. I enjoyed this retelling of how the Christmas story might have played out in our modern times of social media.
I’ve already written about the problems I had getting the geekdaughter to keep a secret from the geekdaddy. Well, today there was another development in the saga. As we came back from the aforementioned shopping trip, and she dashed into the bedroom to spill the beans on what we had bought, I had to think […]
I was out with the geekdaughter yesterday, just the two of us. She had a dentists appointment, which she thankfully behaved very well for, and afterwards we popped into the local supermarket to pick up a few things, primarily a bag of carrots, as we needed one to make a nose for our snowman! In […]