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On Fixing Things

Petra’s growing apace. She’s bigger, faster, stronger, and much, much smarter. Figuring out what to do with her enlarging self is giving her a bit of grief. She’s not as assured and skilled as she thinks she should be given … Continue reading

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All Good Things Come to An End

Petra and I had a come to Jesus moment about Father Christmas while we were flying home on Monday. She told me that she’d figured it out, that Father Christmas couldn’t be real because magic isn’t real, and that I … Continue reading

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Just As Well I’m Not A Poker Player Then

Petra is still thinking about how Christmas really works. Having dispensed with Father Christmas and his sleigh and the flying reindeer, she’s working out how it might actually happen in the real world. Tonight she said, “Do you sneak out … Continue reading

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Miss Petra on Father Christmas

Petra came home this afternoon and told me that she had been discussing Christmas with Travis. “I think it’s all made up,” she told me. She’s thinking that the flying sleigh and the red-nosed reindeer and the fat man with … Continue reading

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Bits and Bobs

A few small things make a post. Or so I’m told. 1) The mouse trap worked. We caught a mouse the other night. It spent the night peacefully enough in the trap eating every last morsel of peanut butter. And … Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts

Petra is coming up six now and she’s thinking lots of thinks. Questions I’ve been asked recently include: how did life start? how did the world start? how did people start? I began with the big bang and worked forward, … Continue reading

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Sleepy Time

Petra has been a dedicated co-sleeper ever since she was a tiny baby. I chose to co-sleep initially because I figured that if I didn’t, I would never sleep again. We set her up in her own little wrap of … Continue reading

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