New pics in the gallery today.
Archive for August, 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 [...]
So where is this flipping baby everyone’s talking about?
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?
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 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]