It’s a control thing

I, like many in Australia, have been watching Hitting Home on ABC and I, like many in Australia, have been appalled, dismayed, outraged and confounded by how it’s possible for us to be in this situation. Then it really hit me between the eyes, they always sum it up as being about control. The perpetrators…

Boy Looking

It is standard practise for me to send a boy person with explicit instructions on where to find a certain thing only to have them return some time later to tell me that despite thorough and concentrated searching no such thing is there. I then usually have to go and help. We go back to…

Boys know everything

Boys know everything. And what they don’t know they pretend to know so convincingly that not even they realise that they don’t actually know what they are talking about. I’ve been told it’s a 3 year old thing but in my experience most women grow out of it while most men do not. On relating…

Social commentary and vegetables

I wanted him to eat more brocolli. He did not want to. We discussed the relevant ┬ápros and cons of both of our positions and then we came to a compromise. We divided his plate into 2 separate sections and all the remaining food went either into the going to be eaten camp or the…