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Six Year Old Philosophy

The thing about accidents, says Petra, is that they’re not happening until they are. You’re going along fine, and then bang, an accident. You don’t know it’s coming. That’s why it’s an accident. Sometimes you can see that things are … Continue reading

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On Reinventing Idioms

A lovely wee quote from Petra talking about the craft project of one of her classmates: If Dylan wants to finish her bag before the end of the year, she’ll have to get on her wriggle. What she’s trying to … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Ngaio Front

Miss Petra seems to have been sick every other week recently. A cold, one of those ghastly 24 hour vomiting bugs that always seem to kick in at 2:30 am and keep you up puking until dawn, and this week, … Continue reading

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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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Bad Mood Busters

Today has been one of those days. A bad mood kind of day. Nothing in particular happened – the dog smelled bad and had to be bathed, Petra was home sick and dropped berry juice on the carpet, the cleaner … 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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Good Things: Post the Fourth

There’s a week between posts because Petra and I have been in Dunedin hanging with the rellies. We’re home now though. Petra’s back to school. The dog is sticking very close to me. And I am thinking about all the … Continue reading

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