Tag Archive: love

The Parent/Teacher Interview

I waited outside of the room for my turn to meet with her teachers. I had a thousand questions about her progress and couldn’t focus on just one. What did she do all day while I was at work? How was her behaviour? Was she learning at the right pace? Did she pay attention? Was…

The Blue Guitar

His hands sweep over the strings smoothly as I look on from my spot on the couch.  The blue guitar sits perfectly in his lap and he pulls it in snuggly hugging it closely. His eyes close and he feels the music he sings. I watch his movements. There are so many times I want…

The Things We Do

All of us do things for our kids that we would never normally do. It’s to keep them happy, to keep them quiet, to keep them calm, and to keep them from killing each other. These things range from allowing the family pet on the bed all night when they’re usually not allowed or letting…

My Heartache

She placed her hand gently over mine and sighed. I had no idea what was coming next but was certain it was bad news. I braced myself and looked to her for the words she was having such a hard time getting out. What could be so difficult? Taking a drink from her water she…

This is the Beginning

We recently had family pictures taken and just got them back. I love them. Except for one thing. Me. When I saw myself in the photo’s I was quick to click to the next picture. At first I didn’t want to look, I shifted my eyes to my husband and daughter and kept my eyes…

Dr. Dad vs Dr. Mom

We’ve been at this parenting thing for 4 1/2 years. We’ve seen some gross things, gone through some embarrassing moments, endured heartbreak, and redirected, redirected, redirected. We sometimes give ourselves a pat on the back for our parenting style and then we walk into a bedroom with a multi coloured carpet created by lip gloss….

The Chair

The chair is a brown lazy boy. It sits in the corner of the living room and was a gift from my parents. It’s big and comfy, inviting, and solid. Its size makes it great for sleeping in, and molds to the person using it. That chair is our spot. And has been since she…

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…

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…