Today Maurice found a string of green beads, which he proceeded to put on and off all day long. I took them off him at nap time, for obvious reasons, but as soon as he was up again he went and tracked them down and put them back on.
This evening his dinner was a bit hot, so he blew on each spoonful he took before putting it in his mouth.
After he’d finished eating and was all clean again, he spun around and around in circles making himself dizzy.
I’m kind of blown away. It’s like he decided who he wants to be overnight or something, because all of a sudden he has these little quirks and desires. It’s so lovely. I’ve been struggling with him lately because of all the tantrums, but today was amazing. What a cool little person.
School Holidays, Day Two
Me: How about you guys do your new colouring books?
Two minutes later
I feel like it’s okay because a) it’s super cute, b) I’ll only use it when go to dangerous places like the beach where he’s inclined to try and run away and drown himself and c) he loves walking but hates holding my hand so actually we now have the best of both worlds.
Go ahead and judge me. Just make sure you have at least three children yourself.
kiwilandmum said: I remember reason this story… Horrid to think it’s not fiction. Have you read “The Room?” Also stays with me, written in the eyes of a child.
Room by Emma Donoghue? I sure have. It was a pretty good read, though I was a bit disappointed as my mother and sisters had gone on and on about how amazing it was. I remember being annoyed by some of the language she chose to use for the little boy - she kept implying that he was super smart, but then there were things he said that I felt only a much younger kid would say.
Other than that though, it was fun and easy to read, and definitely not the sort of book you forget about afterwards.
beaudom said: A child called it, is that the one about the boy that was abused by his mother?
Yes! His mother treats him terribly, refusing to even call him by his name, but is kind and loving to his brothers. Then at the end when he is finally taken into care she starts behaving that way to one of the siblings she’d always treated normally. It’s a horrible story, but really well written. Haunting.
I was tagged by trans-parenting to share ten books that I’ll never forget. I’m gonna do a list of memoirs/biographies/life-stories, because those are my favourite things to read.
- Bridge Across My Sorrows by Christina Noble
- A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (don’t care that it later turned out that he’d fabricated large portions, it was still awesome)
- My Friend Leonard by James Frey
- Drunk Mum by Jowita Bydlowska
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer
- Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck
- Sickened by Julie Gregory
- Gal by Ruthie Bolton
- Flight of the Dancing Bird by Tanjas Darke