It’s No Party!

Me to 6yo Jai: “The day we move out of this house, our neighbors will have a party.”
Jai: “Why?”
Me: “You make too much noise at 7am!”
I go to another room for a while. I come back to discover the party-stuff-box strewn across the kitchen bench.
Me: “WHY?!”
Jai (whispering): “I am getting ready for the party.”


Parenting on a Saturday

I had plans for today.
But we have kids.

I have been awake since 7am,
out of bed since 8am.

Unshowered I have
negotiated backyard wars,
replanted vegetable dreams,
requested quietness and calm,
and dreamed of coffee.

Finally we are having breakfast.
home made pancakes.
The kids are calmed,
they’re playing nice.

Finally – Nirvana.

For now.



Today’s word:

“A bargaining impasse occurs when the two sides negotiating an agreement are unable to reach an agreement and become deadlocked.”

Mr Almost Six has learned ‘impasse’ this morning. If you don’t cleanup, you don’t get.