Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Cat Speaks to Me. No, Really.

The other night I was in a deep sleep, when I was startled awake by the sound that is guaranteed to wake any mom, any time: a pitiful child’s voice quavering, “Moooommmmmm?” I fought my way to consciousness and looked … Continue reading

Posted in Things they say | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sometimes He Surprises Me in a Good Way

Tonka had his birthday party today, at a gymnastics centre. Having outsourced the actual party, and having devoted much energy to preparing for his sister’s birthday celebration two days ago, and to dealing with Queenie’s predictable-but-still-exhausting emotional difficulties with celebrating … Continue reading

Posted in Observations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Harry Day

Tonight I take Cat, Queenie, and two of Cat’s friends to the midnight opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. In IMAX 3D, because that was the only theater that had five tickets available. First we will … Continue reading

Posted in Family ties | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Four Different Kinds of Awesome in One Sentence

Ten-year-old Creative Cat, while preparing spring rolls with me: “When I go to university, I’ll probably have to make spring rolls with a pot of oil on the stove because I won’t have a deep fryer.” Yes. To all of … Continue reading

Posted in Things they say | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Glorious Summer

Summer is in full swing here at The Burrow. We started with visits from various aunts, uncles, and cousins on the Dragon side of the family as soon as school let out. Literally – I took the girls to climbing … Continue reading

Posted in Play | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Adventures in Speech Therapy

The boy is almost finished with speech therapy, although he still has some language therapy ahead of him. He’s worked hard over the past four years and he’s made incredible progress. The only speech issue that remains is a tendency … Continue reading

Posted in Things they say | Tagged , | Leave a comment

He’s Destined for Greatness

A couple of weeks ago I took all three kids, plus two friends, to the climbing gym. This in itself was not that unusual. We practically live at the climbing gym. What was unusual about this trip was that when … Continue reading

Posted in Funny kids, The Queen of Quirky | Tagged , , | 1 Comment