Cam wearing a fireman helmet and bucket on his head, with a play sword.

Things only parents of young kids will say

Some of the following things are phrases I never expected to use before I had kids… Don’t lick the CD Don’t put your willy on that Don’t touch the dog’s bum Stop riding your trike naked Take that book out of your mouth Stop sucking on your sock Stop eating your shoe (literally, Cam was…

My cut thumb

Silly cut thumb

I managed to cut my thumb on what my husband mockingly describes as a butter knife. In my defence, it was a picnic dinner knife that has a sharp serrated edge on it. However, I have no defence for thinking it was a good idea to wipe it with a paper towel – those things…

Kids in Vietnam

You know you’re Asian when…

OK, I’m definitely Asian, but raised in New Zealand with mostly Kiwi influences – against my parents’ wishes of course. And now I’m married to a Kiwi and with two little half-lings. So in case I forget my roots, here’s my list (a cut-down list) of ways to tell you’re Asian: Your name is hard…

Pretending to be a human baby

My dog looks like a chicken

When Fez lies on his tummy and spreads his back legs, they look like drum sticks and he looks just like one of those spatchcocked chickens. Here’s a picture from when Abby was a baby. The two of them were coincidentally both lying on their tummies playing with their toys. How cute!

Step 2: Fold pancake in half over rice crackers

Make me a sandwich, of sorts

I fear that Abby has developed what I will call “SSS”, or “Strange Sandwich Syndrome”. I believe it may be be hereditary, skipping a generation. Let me explain… My dad once made himself a cake sub with the leftover Domo-kun cake I made. He doesn’t like sweet things much but was hungry, so he stuffed…

I don't think this is gonna work out

We have strange pets

Our dog Fez, possibly the most pathetic dog in the world, had an extra two toes (dew claws) on each of his hind legs when he was born. Not only that, he’s one of those dogs that likes lying on his tummy with his legs spread out like a split chicken. The hubby’s mum has…

A Blog Addiction

I recently read a post Pondering the Weirdness of Blogging that inspired me to write my own post about how blogging has changed my life. A year and a half ago, blogging was just something that existed in other people’s daily lives. I didn’t bother much about reading blogs either. Today I find myself jumping…