Current definition of bad mother…

…I let my little girl watch The Big Bang Theory tonight.  She is the daughter of two science trained parents, so technically may just be preempting a possible future outcome!  Though I was quite surprised she identified when two folk were kissing. However I managed to negotiate with ease for her to go to the…

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Beer cracking time

I cracked a beer at 12 noon today.  Did I mention I was in charge of my 2&1/2 year old?  Rest assured I did not give her one!  But as for me, it is Melbourne, I am on my last week of holiday, and the mercury is at 36.1 ºC.  I feel like a reckless Uni student, having…

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I am not getting old

I may be a “wrong” side of 40 first time mum, but I certainly do not feel old. However it does make you check your birth certificate when movies you know as originals are already being re-booted!  Even the terminology has had a makeover, it used to be just a remake! Still I am not…

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The grandmother she will never know

Given I was an accidental child – my mother was 47 when I was born – and my little girl arrived a little after I past the age of 40 it is no surprise that both of my parents are gone. In some senses sad, for despite having two much older siblings my little girl…

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Free & Greedy – and I am not talking cake

As I wandered about my neighbourhood with the stroller the other day I was stopped in my tracks with palpable excitement.  Outside the fence of a picturesque two storey Victorian house was a large box with magazines being given away for free.  The sign said, “please take, I’m too busy working”. I thought ha – how wonderful…

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