Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The mess

'I said to flush that putrid mess away!' I was standing at the bathroom door, where my fifteen year old son was imploring members of the family to view his masterpiece. I'd already asked him twice to flush the toilet, but he ignored me, grinning maniacally and staring at his excrement. 'But Mum, it's brilliant.… Continue reading The mess

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

A day in the life

Yesterday, T1 was in a grump. Salty, as seems to be the contemporary vernacular. It's the first official day of school holidays, so his behaviour gave me a foreboding sense of ill. Two weeks (almost three for the twins) stretch on ahead of us, without much in the way of entertainment or places to visit,… Continue reading A day in the life