False Advertising

Last night I took Myles to the medical clinic. Without getting into any gory details, the outcome was we got some cream for him to apply. When we got home he asked to see the cream, which had a lion as the logo. His face screwed up in a look of disappointment when he saw […]

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“Children’s” Hospital

When we were in Melbourne in October, we took Myles on his first tram ride. We just jumped on the first one we saw, as we didn’t really understand the system from our apartment. The line we were on went past the Royal Children’s Hospital. The hospital had some large posters featuring kids which was […]

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Winners are grinners

We were back in Australia for the race that stops the nation, The Melbourne Cup. As part of a pretty common tradition we ran a sweep amongst those who happened to be around. And for the first time we included the kids, Myles aged 5 and Ethan aged 4. It was all fun and games […]

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Titanic

Since seeing the movie, my son has become a big fan of the Titanic. So last night when we heard the theme song, “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion we asked if he recognised where the song was from. Maybe it was the noise of the restaurant, but he didn’t recognise it so […]

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Is there something wrong with my son?

My four year old son is interesting to say the least. With tongue in cheek, I have to ask.  Is he normal? I know a lot of kids of the same age, but my son’s certainly different. In a country where you see a large representation of the most flash cars on earth, he’s most […]

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Can I point?

We were out having a picnic with four year old Myles when he looked up at the sky and spotted a plane.  Wanting to alert the others, he asked if he could point to it. We responded, of course you can point. The others couldn’t understand why he had asked for permission. That was, until […]

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Technology can be misleading

While I’m in Dubai and my family are in Tasmania my four year old son and I have been using Skype to communicate with each other – until their visas are sorted and they can come and join me. Last night, while chatting away with them, my brother Corey was online also, so I started […]

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The best things in life are free

I went shopping today and saw loads of cheesey souvenirs, which reminded me of the time I returned from the job interviews and tests in Dubai.  As I was away from family for a number  of days, I bought a few gifts for everyone. I especially wanted to get something that Myles would enjoy, so […]

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Straight to the point

Today the lady from across the road dropped in to say goodbye to Myles, as they were leaving for Tasmania this morning – before joining me in Dubai in four weeks or so. Myles, as usual, was straight to the point.  When she said goodbye to him, he almost immediately changed the subject when he […]

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Baptism under fire

Today my two boys were baptised at Wavell Heights Uniting Church. Myles has not had much exposure to religion, except for perhaps some disparaging comments from me from time to time – which made me quite anxious if there’d be any embarrassing moments. A fortnight ago Myles and I visited the reverend in her office to organise things. […]

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