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Parent guilt

Yesterday morning was one of those crazy moments in parenting. I had two netball games to coach, at the same venue, one time-slot in the fixture apart (equivalent to about thirty-five minutes). T1's soccer game was earlier but in a suburb twenty minutes away, and T2 had his regular tutoring appointment at our local library,… Continue reading Parent guilt

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At the supermarket

Standing in line at the checkout, she is warm and her armpits damp, despite the chilly day and her coat and scarf. She holds her breath as she watches each item scanned, then placed in her bags by the operator. Her eyes flick to the screen. $45. Glancing along the conveyor belt, she nervously estimates… Continue reading At the supermarket

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Mount Lofty

Years ago, as a teenage girl growing in Adelaide, I dreamed of many things. Well, perhaps not many; probably only a few, such as kissing boys and falling in love and getting married. A world-changer, I was not. There was, and still is, a scenic lookout in the foothills of Adelaide called Mount Lofty. Couples… Continue reading Mount Lofty

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Phone call

My head spun as I placed the phone back in its cradle. I rested my hand on it for a second, while I twisted the curly cord around my fingers. In the background I heard the dull cacophony of the telly. 'Turn the volume down!' I screamed. The kids all turned, surprised at my outburst,… Continue reading Phone call

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At Soccer Training

Last night, I took T1 to soccer training. For some reason all other activities, except soccer, cease for school holidays. That's OK, though. Our trips in the car to and from training, and the hour we spend there are fast becoming my favourite moments of this year. Given it's holidays, numbers were down at training.… Continue reading At Soccer Training