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Five Minute Friday: Connect




A two-year old tantrum is a terrific thing to experience. Notice that terrific and terrifying are not far off.

That’s kind of how I view my boy lately: terrific, and terrifying.

The incessant repetitions of “Mummy asked you to…” and “are you listening?” and “PLEASE stop ___________ (standing

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Crisp cool August air

reminds that autumn

(my favourite!)

is just around the corner.

So do the signs


“Back to School!”

which, for some reason,

make me shudder.

My big boy will start preschool,

every morning.

He can’t wait

and I’d lie to say

I’m not looking forward to

those two-and-a-half




He says he’s

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Five Minute Friday: Real

Linking up with Lisa-Jo, The Gypsy Mama, this morning, who says:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery.

We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.


This has been my first week in a year of not getting up early, getting dressed, packing

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New Normal

I am sitting at my dining room table, with a boy who is standing on his chair, eating the longest breakfast ever, and singing jingle bells.

And it is SO good.

I worked my very first night sleep shift last night. I left work at 7:00am, and took a walk through beautiful Gage Park (the fact that it is ridiculously balmy on February 1 is slightly concerning, but it was lovely).

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A wee snapshot

That chunk of time between putting dinner on the table and tiptoeing out of the little boy’s room goes fast and furious, but


He eats, bits and pieces (more on the floor than in his mouth). Doesn’t sit long, runs around, whizzes by now and then to show us something, allows me to stick a forkful in as he makes his pit stop, then on the road again.

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