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things kids say

I shall dub thee… John Mc”Cane”

October 25, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Warning: This post should be filed under “Things I find to be extremely amusing only because my kids said/did it and you probably wouldn’t give a rat’s gas which I am perfectly fine with but I still need to write this down so that I will remember this moment when I start losing the […]


“I want to be an artist so I can be rich!”

September 24, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet “Mom, what did you want to do when you grew up?” My 6 year-old asked innocently. This question stirs a lot of anxiety inside me, but that’s another post, if you are unlucky enough, I may indulge myself in one day… He’s been really concerned about his future lately. He has pondered on being […]


“I want to be different. Deal with it!”

September 14, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet This came from my 6 year-old boy last night when I was putting him to bed. “I want you to know that you are very special, and I love you very much.” “Even if you hate me sometimes?” Alarmed. Pause. Deep breath. “Why do you think mommy hates you?” “When you are mad at […]


Who wouldn’t love a giant pink puff that squeaks?

September 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet We don’t have cable (not because we are so chi chi, la di da, holier than thou, but because we are cheap… frugal, and know that we have no will power whatsoever when it comes to moving images on the screen and we will just sit in front of HBO all day and yell […]


“It’s the best day of my life!… in Farm Town!”

August 31, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet After weeks of toiling, virtually, on his own farm, i.e. the infamous Facebook application Farm Town where many a woman allegedly have lost their husbands or vice versa, Mr. Monk my 6 year old finally made enough money, all 70,000 coins (which are worth $50 in real life currency), to purchase his own farm […]


If I don’t write this down I will probably forget and it would be as if I never witnessed the genius in my kid

August 25, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Act. 1 “The Middle Number” Mr. Monk wondered aloud in the back of the car, “What is in the middle of all the numbers?” “Uh. Honey. We can’t know that since we don’t know what the ‘last number’ is.”  Taking a deep breath, I was all too scared of explaining the concept of infinity to […]

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The Ability to be Oblivious OR Is there a manual for the multicutural world we envision?

June 16, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet Warning: The following text contains ruminations on the color of our skins. If you feel uncomfortable discussing skin colors, wish that people would just stop obsessing over skin colors and go on with their lives, or believe that the insistence on talking about the colors of our skin makes the originator of the conversation […]

How do we learn Hip Lingo if we don’t watch TV, OR What you don’t know won’t hurt you

June 12, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet 6 yo offered to make me a “pocket” with paper. “Is it ok if I use pink paper for you?” “Pink will be great! If you use pink it would be HUGE!” Channeling my inner Paris Hilton for a second over there. Puzzled look. “What do you mean it will be Huge?” “Uh. I […]

Proof for Santa’s existence is everywhere…

June 7, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet 6 yo is listening to the Personalized CD (which guarantees that you can “hear your name more than 80 times!”) that Santa gave him last year. With great excitement, he came to me and proclaimed, “Mom, do you know how I am so sure now that this CD is from Santa and MADE by […]

The “What the __?!” epidemic

May 9, 2009 no manual for parenting

Tweet I am no Miss Manners, let me just come out and say that. (Although writing Thankyou notes is one of the very few rules I am forcing my kids to follow). I have a potty mouth when the kids are not around, or at least, when I think they cannot hear me (which by […]