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More Conversations With My Kid

19th January 2018

On her second snow day… Neil: It’s a blizzard. Isla: I don’t see a lizard. It’s snow, Daddy. On love… Isla: I love you, Mumma. Don’t ever change. Me: *just over here on the floor* On snacks… Isla was picking through a bag of gum-drops after lunch. ‘Hmm. I think Nana ate all the good ones.’ On her mother’s artistic abilities… Me: It’s a butterfly. Isla: It’s a heart with a line in it. Me: Well, you and me went…

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Humor Isla Says Life

Conversations With My Kid

29th November 2017

Isla talks non-stop. Not her fault, she’s my kid. Sometimes, I post our conversations on Facebook. What follows is a collection of actual conversations with my three year-old daughter.  All of these are unprompted.  She has my sarcastic genes. Isla: Mumma, you’re cheeky. And you’re also kind of cute. Me: Day made? Isla on Hallowe’en… ‘Mumma, we got a pumpkin.’ ‘You’re MY pumpkin.’ ‘I know dat. But we got a real one from the shops.’ Isla on the rules… Me:…

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Humor Isla Says Life

10 Things I've Learned From Playing Design Home

15th November 2017

The closest I get to any kind of interior design is watching re-runs of Designing Women.  Because I am an old, nostalgic, sarcastic soul.  What I am not, is a very visual person. I’ve moved house A LOT in my life, and my stock answer to ‘Where do you want this?’ is ‘Gimme all the books.’ When my friends and family move or redecorate I sit in the corner reading the old newspapers Aunt Dolly’s dinner set is wrapped in,…

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Isla Says Shots

Well, We Kinda Did.

1st June 2017

A conversation with Isla (not even, but nearly 3) had me in happy-tears yesterday. Isla: This snack is delicious. Me: What else is delicious? Isla: You are! Me: No, you are. Isla: But I made you. Me: I think you’ll find, I made you. Isla: We made each other, Mummy.                        …

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How Mama Rolls Humor Isla Says Life

Overheard In My Kitchen

29th May 2017

Isla:  Mum, you ran OVER my Bugles! (We have graduated from Mummy/Mumma to plain Mum when she’s pissed at me.) Me: I’m sorry, does that really um, grind your gears? Isla:  What? Me: Never mind. Sometime later… Isla:  I’m still hungry. Me:  I’ll fix you a plate.  You better eat what I give you.  (Ham, grapes that I thought were olives, and raspberries.) Me, again:  Isla, c’mere and get your deconstructed sandwich. Isla:  That’s not a sandwich. Me: Hence the…

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