Category Archives: family

When They Want to Decorate… Drink

As the boxes made their way into the house her squeals of excitement escalated. We had promised her that today we would decorate and she did not forget. Yes, decorate. In November. For Christmas. Falalalalalala. Little hands pawed all through the packages that I had so neatly packed away the year before and I could…

More than one Sentence

The paper said “Describe your child’s personality in one sentence to help us to better get to know them.” I says pardon? One sentence? How do I put into words the incredible child that I brought into this world and have watched grow from a tiny infant into the amazing four-year old that she is…

Wordless Wednesday

Me: Smile pretty for me. Her: Related Posts:Better than ChristmasNo One Wanted To Play With MeWhy Are You Staring?

The Truth About My House

From my brown chair in the corner of the living room I scan the floor, couch, and bench that sits across from the stairs, and wonder where the hell this mess came from. Didn’t I just clean up yesterday? I see a wayward sock stuck under a chair in the dining room cast off by…

November with Netflix

November is one of my favourite months. It’s fall and winter rolled into one. The weather starts to change from cool to cold and we bust out the sweaters and boots, hats and mitts, scarves and coats. The frost settles in, snow might sprinkle in and settle on the ground, and warm drinks are a…

My Lobster

Slam. The door shuts and I walk away. How easy it would be just to ignore him for the rest of the day. Month. Year. How quickly could I shut the door on my emotions, build a wall, close the window on how I feel. Easier said than done I suppose. But those aren’t things I…

Better than Christmas

The streets were glowing with the light reflecting off of them as the rain drizzled down, threatening to end what had been deemed, in our house, the most exciting day of the year. She told me it was more exciting than Christmas. We’ll see when Christmas comes. I was woken that morning at 5:30 am with…

No One Wanted To Play With Me

We sat together in the big brown rocking chair, like we always do after school, and talked about her day. Her legs hung over mine, longer than they’ve ever been, reminding me of her growth and the way time flies. Every answer was “I forget” and “I don’t know” unless she was asked a specific…

A Fright Adventure

When I was a kid October was all about watching scary movies, a few mysteries, eating all the candy, and scaring my brother until he couldn’t sleep. Okay, I scared myself until I couldn’t sleep, and my brother was fine. We would stay up, watch our favourite shows, cover ourselves in warm blankets, and I…