I did something stupid and bought Big Son the latest Halo game. I told myself he would finish it in one week and that would be that. Ha. I should have done my research first. Because yes, Big Son finished every level in Halo4 in one week. But then he hooked up with the entire… Continue reading He’s Taking Over the World.
What Big Son is wearing this week. You know what I hate? The law of the universe which dictates that your child* will only ever have a volcanic raging fever - in the middle of the night. Play all day, run wild outdoors then clock strikes twelve? Pumpkin coach explodes. Fever, crash and burn.* will only… Continue reading Google Loves me More than My Mum Does.
Ask just about any parent if they have a 'favorite' child - and they will usually bluster until they're blue in the face, that NO, of course not. Dont be ridiculous. I love all my children equally. Exactly the same.I'm going to risk death and dismemberment and say - they're lying. Big time. It is… Continue reading The Favorite.
The truth hurts.I can be a really horrible person. And a nasty mother.My 7yr old son is very fiapoko. That means - he's a little knowitall. He argues with his teacher. Contradicts his father. Corrects his mother. Mutters under his breath at his big brother. And generally irritates us all to death. So much that… Continue reading Rock this Tooth Fairy
My mother-in-law is a wise woman and every now and again, HRH likes to quote nuggets of wisdom from her. Especially at tense moments with his children. Like when JB is giving us attitude because we wont let him go ‘hang out’ with his new friends at the mall. And it is so unlike JB… Continue reading Family. Why we need them.
I wanna be a Barbie Doll Girl...Today me and the Fab Five were talking about FRIENDS. Who has too many and who doesnt have enough, that sort of thing. Then Little Son jumped in with his eager little contribution to the conversation. "I have lots of friends! Im the leader of a gang and its… Continue reading Barbie and the Blow Up Brothers.
School holidays. They are -a. Hugely expensiveb. As exciting as watching my eyebrows grow.c. More exhausting than an all night pub crawl ( not speaking from experience or anything...)d. All of the above.Yes, its that time again. When parents the nation over are gripped with the dreadful conundrum of...What can we do with these children?In… Continue reading I Hate School Holidays.
(Several of my friends have recently become new mothers. As I rejoice with them in their discovery of this wondrous thing called motherhood, I am reminded of my own first steps on this endless journey. In honor of fiercely beautiful and strong new mothers like Fotu, Vivienne, Manuia and soon-to-be Vanessa - I am sharing… Continue reading Falling in Love
The problem with creating fictional people and then writing a novel about them - is that you start to believe in them. You have chats with them in your head. You feel what they're feeling and spend an inordinate amount of time musing upon what choices they're going to make that day. In your novel.… Continue reading The Impossibly Hot (Imaginary) Man
Ive been in a slump of self-pity. Apathy. Otherwise known as "I miss Samoa and I want to go home." So I've been doing things like weep a little weep - when nobodys looking. Sceam a little scream - when everybodys unfortunate enough to be listening. Whinge a lot of whinge - to whoever will… Continue reading Fantasy Island