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Two Boys, Twice The Guilt.

When it comes to being a mother, I’d say the most pervasive emotion is that of guilt. Sure, love is there. But secondary to guilt. This new baby has brought with him a whole new level of guilt. I knew … Continue reading

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On Names. Two of Them, In Fact.

I’ve been stingy with his name, apparently. Merely calling him “The Toffee” is inadequate, or so I’m told. It’s also been said that keeping his name to myself is just silly. But if you knew how hard it was to … Continue reading

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Inventiveness. My Kid Gets Ten Points For It.

We’re all familiar with the concept of Show and Tell, right? Of course we are. It’s simple. It happens at school, and there’s a theme and the kids have to talk about the theme and show something related to the … Continue reading

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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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It Wasn’t Really Real Before

We still haven’t bought anything baby-related. I think this was because we were both secretly hoping that the gynae was wrong at our last appointment, and that suddenly, the boy-bits would turn into girl-bits. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. It was … Continue reading

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And So. We Know. Pink Or Blue?

The FiancĂ© was right. It’s another boy. I am going to be completely out-numbered by boys and boys things. I was a teeny bit disappointed, I won’t lie. But only for a second. I’m not ungrateful. He’s healthy, I’m healthy … 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 The Long Weekend – It Was Blissful

Three day weekends. Not as long as they could be, but longer than they should be. This weekend was long enough to look at another squillion houses. None of which tickled our fancy even a little bit. There’s a house … Continue reading

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