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Truth is funnier than fiction

Posted by Cluckster , 16 August 2011 - - - - - - · 185 views

DS 3.5yo
*while observing me change the bedsheets
DS: "you have to do everything because you're the mum. When I grow up and I'm a mum, I'll have to do everything too"
Me: "you won't be a mum; you'll be a dad."
DS: "oh yeah. That means I won't have to do anything."

*rapidly followed by a lecture in equality...


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You're a What Now?

Posted by Cluckster , 20 June 2011 - - - - - - · 84 views

Firstly, I can hardly believe 6 months have elapsed since I last wrote in this blog. My life has been a whirlwind this year so something had to give I guess.

Hannah, now 5 and a half, has entered a new phase in fashion. She confidently flipped her hair as she strutted along the cafe strip in a carefully constructed, rather too-grown-up outfit.

Me: "...


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3yo Fairytale

Posted by Cluckster , 12 January 2011 - - - - - - · 118 views

My children enjoy creating and acting out stories. DD is a traditionalist who follows known fairytales or simple extensions of them. DS, on the other hand is more inventive. I'm glad to nurture such creativity.

I question the merit of encouragement, however, when the tales commence as DS's did today:

"Once upon a time, there was a big smell...


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INTESTINAL FORTITUDE REQUIRED.

Posted by Cluckster , 29 December 2010 - - - - - - · 153 views

I passed the bathroom door and glimpsed a little person out of the corner of my eye sitting spread-eagled on the toilet inspecting his own bottom. I know he was doing this because he'd pulled some inconveniently located genitalia out of the way to get a better look. It's not unusual, so I walked on.

A minute later, I walked back past the door jus...


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Not Heart Disease

Posted by Cluckster , 09 December 2010 - - - - - - · 98 views

I don't have heart disease. Dr J's interpretation of events was that I fainted.
In his haste to write cardiac bloodwork instructions, he forgot to include the diabetes test in the list of checks so I have to have another BT. Yippee. But it's all good. As my mother said: "the lesser of two evils".


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Heart Disease

Posted by Cluckster , 23 November 2010 - - - - - - · 162 views

I am sitting here listening to my heart pulse in my ears. Listening to every sign.

Today I had my final exam for the year and, indeed, for my post-grad studies. It was jubilation for a short hour. I have to start this entry again, to begin from Sunday, to explain.

I was studying on the back deck with my iPod plinking some indie rock ballad through my ea...


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Investigative Scientist Age 3

Posted by Cluckster , 28 October 2010 - - - - - - · 63 views

Hannah and Cameron rushed the bathroom at the end of school/daycare pickup both shouting their greater toileting need. Curse of the one-bathroom house. Hannah won the sprint and so Cameron prowled the bathroom for something to pick up/play with/break. I went in to wash my hands and Cam disappeared into a not-quite-tidy kitchen still looking for something...


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Sorry

Posted by Cluckster , 14 September 2010 - - - - - - · 158 views

I'm struggling today.
A few days ago I woke with a cold and after a few sleepless nights decided some chemical resurrection was in order and popped a couple of nighttime cold tablets. Obviously the dose is meant for someone larger than I, as I woke this morning feeling like I was moving through a bucket of peanut butter. So I took the Day version to...


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Imagination

Posted by Cluckster , 12 August 2010 - - - - - - · 81 views

I'm pleased to report that despite the school yard politics Hannah has weathered recently, her sense of humour and imagination remain undented.

During bathtime, I mechanically repeat "Wash your faces and your special bits" every night. Well to be honest, they've only recently become 'special bits' because I got tired of saying...


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Kindergarten Politics

Posted by Cluckster , 07 July 2010 - - - - - - · 298 views

I must preface this entry with an apology for being so hopelessly behind in the diary. Studying took away all recreational computer time during last semester. It also took away a dangerous amount of weight (last time I weighed less than 50kgs I was 16...).

This entry is really just to put down my worries about Hannah's school experience. I always ima...






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