Archive for August, 2008

Gallery update

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

New pics in the gallery today.

Oh bovver

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

“Oh … bovver” is Sophie’s latest plaintive lament when such lament is appropriate. MGW and I have moved beyond plaintive laments. Time for this baby to pop out. Josie was born on her due date; Sophie was born on the 8th day after her due date. We’re at due day + 3 and powerless, clueless […]

Due day+1 and nothing to report .. so far

Friday, August 29th, 2008

So where is this flipping baby everyone’s talking about?

If you have any poo, throw it now

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

YES! NO! YES! NO! YES! NO! Y-N-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-S … Aah, the morning chorus! Don’t you find the local wildlife relaxing?

John Holt quotes

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I reproduce these here with some trepidation – they’re not mine but they accurately mirror my still-forming view. They’re here because I get asked what I think (and ocassionally I like to). “The most important thing any teacher has to learn, not to be learned in any school of education I ever heard of, can […]

I know who I want to take me home

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I heard today that one of my friends has died, girls. I’m feeling sad. Who was he, Daddy? His name was Aidan. What happened to him, Daddy? He had an accident, my girl, and died. But how did he die, Dad? I don’t know, love. Is he a man who works with you? Yes, he […]

Keeping spares

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Dad, it’s a good thing I’ve got a spare thumb. One that I suck and one spare in case my sucking-thumb hand gets hurt.

In pursuit of Duplo

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The girls love Duplo. Did I say love? I meant adore. They build castles and houses and boats and cars and trains and keep themselves busy for hours. A castle might create a week of imaginative play – if MGW and I don’t destroy it at night to ensure more construction play tomorrow. So, as […]