Thirty Seconds Tales #17: Something Broken

A four-year-old says to his babysitter – ‘What is cloaked?’ ‘Covered.’ ‘Then what is clocked?’ ‘Something to do with time, or achieving something. Please, not now. I’m trying to find my phone. I don’t know where I put it… Did you see my phone?’ He doesn’t answer. After a while. ‘What is croaked?’ ‘Aargh! Can…

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Her Happy Family

It’s a fact that we crave what we don’t have, but we care naught for what we have in hand. Like the young ones impatient to run out of the gates of her daughter’s High School, who wanted nothing more than to give up the confines of the school and their homes and burst out…

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Genius School Kids

Everyone of us has been through times in school when we blanked out during an exam and didn’t know the answer to that one question. A normal kid would simply leave the space blank, or at best, write a word of apology addressed to the teacher. But these kids, they’re PURE GENIUS! They had guts…

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Are We Failing As Parents?

Apologies for a very long post. I have a lot to say on this topic. If you make it to the end of this post, I must congratulate you for your patience; if you don’t, I understand. Some of my fondest memories were created while at play. The first sand castle, the first friends, the…

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Preschool and My Empty Nest

My daughter just started preschool and though it’s only been three days, and she’s gone only for 2 hours a day, I already feel like the house seems forlorn without the bumbling of My Little Miss Busy Bee. I know I sound like one of those really clingy mamas, but I’m not. Really, I’m not.…

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