Awhile ago Cat of The Divorced Lady’s Companion to Italy tagged this as an addictive blog because the way I write about my children “cripples” her. Maybe so, but trying to keep up with them is killing me.
Some new anecdotes for Cat:
Right this way!
The Hub and I were forced to move out of our bedroom for some unscheduled renovations. (At some point can we move back in, Mr Builder?) On the evening of the first night we would spend in our temporary bedroom, I went up for lights out/good night. Propped against the wall in the hallway outside The Boy’s bedroom, I found this:
What’s that arrow for?
So I remember which way to go tomorrow morning when I wake up.
b) Devolution of a Word
The Boy is in bed reading and calls me.
Mummy, can you come here. There’s a type error in this book.
I inspect, agree and explain that the correct term is typo, short for typographical error. A few nights later he finds another typo in this damn book (I know) and calls me back up.
See, here’s another type faux.
I love it. It’s perfectly wrong, if you see what I mean. And as a former French teacher I’m impressed with his inadvertent use of faux. Utterly charming, just like him. (Am I allowed to say that?)
Oh my. Where to begin. She calls a spade a spade, that girl:
(yes, another science test)
I found this on her desk:
What’s this list? I asked.
Stuff to write if I’m bored.
Writing prompts ?! Well, she is a budding writer. Remember her story about Puddles the Dog, who would love to be adopted by children, but ”they have parents who want something small.”
If you look in the top left corner you’ll see she’s written “Chapter One.” If that was Chapter One in the subtle hint department, she upped the ante last weekend with a full scale marketing blitz. Sunday morning as I went to get milk for my coffee, I found this note on the fridge:
These notes were EVERYWHERE. On book shelves, tables, my keyboard, the Hub’s screen, the bannister…
Here are a few of them:
Now I’m supposed to nominate ten blogs that I’m addicted to. Gah! Cat has
stolen tagged loads that I would have, so I’ll limit myself to three:
Earful of Cider – from the delightful Sarah W. Unless you have hours to spare, do NOT click on her
Time Suck Random Thursdays posts. You have been warned.
Sarah Salway – her 50 word stories leave me breathless.
Blog About Writing – an invaluable resource for writing advice and news of competitions from the generous Helen Yendell.