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

Itโ€™s a fact that we crave what we donโ€™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 daughterโ€™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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