Tags: pinata

24 Nov 2007, Comments Off on Pinata

Pinata

Author: Helen

It’s Girlchild’s birthday, so we won’t be going to any major election night parties. We’ll probably be bashing this at a neighbour’s place.




12 Nov 2007, Comments Off on Sick day

Sick day

Author: Helen

Boychild woke up with a sore throat this morning. We haven’t had a sick day in ages.

Although he clearly has a cold, he’s not miserable or feverish.

Outside, the sky is blue and the chirping of the sparrows is soporific. The dog snoozes in our bedroom, happy to have her people at home. I practice a new song on the guitar, and don’t quite get it, but I will next time. We glue another layer on the pinata.

I make him spaghetti jaffles with the old black jaffle iron. We talk about this and that and he chatters his mad ten-year-old chatter. He flashes his toothy grin.

This day is a gift.