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On My Kid And Malapropisms

“Hey, mom. I can speak Vuvuzela*” my 5year old son said to me the other day. “Oh, really?” said I. “Yes.” he replied. “Sawubona Nkosazane”, he says proudly. “See, mom? I can speak Vuvuzela.” Yes, my boy. Your Vuvuzela is … Continue reading

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On Five Months Of Non-Smoking

It’s been 5 months and 1 day since I threw away a half-full box of cigarettes and made the decision to quit. It wasn’t “at the end of this box” or on a certain date or point in the lunar … Continue reading

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On How Fast It’s All Changing

Dear Kid, Last Thursday it was your first day at your new school. Just thinking about it, five days later, makes me teary all over again. It feels like such a big fat cliche to say that it feels like … Continue reading

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On Things We’ve Done This Year, Already

It might only be 11 days into the Twenty-Thirteen, but we’ve made them busy days and they’ve been full of doing stuff and seeing things. So far we have: Taken The Kid to the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Which he adored. … Continue reading

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On Being New Home-Owners

As of last week Thursday, we’re practically homeowners. We did it. We found a house. We successfully applied for a home loan and it’s finally happening. After three years of house-hunting, countless disappointments, innumerable hours spent traipsing around the most … Continue reading

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Always Be Yourself

Unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.

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In All Seriousness

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up? Him: A Power Ranger.

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On Mama-Pride And Being Full Of It

My Kid had his first karate class today. His dad (my fiancĂ©) found a school for him close to home and I rushed there from the office, determined not to miss any of it. He rushed right in to join … Continue reading

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On Things I Never Ever Want To Forget About You

It goes so quickly. I can barely remember you being a small teeny-tiny baby. All I remember is that the sole of your foot fit perfectly in the palm of my hand. But right now. So many little things happen … Continue reading

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On My Kid: We’ve Made It Through The Terrible Twos, Terrorist Threes – What’s Next?

With less than a month until my Kid’s FOURTH birthday, I find myself a little startled. It was just the other day that I sat down at my PC (yes, those were my pre-Apple-everything days) and wrote him a post … Continue reading

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