What’s not funny about the need for speech therapy?

Jules (for the uninitiated, our almost-4-year-old middle child) is going through a slight language burst, where his vocabulary is quite broad, but his pronunciation of complex sounds can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. For example, he has difficulty with “Br” and “Fr” — and pronounces them as “W”. Like all 3.5–4 year old boys (and […]

How to suck the Joy out of Pixar…

Step 1: Acquire a 3.5 year old son. This might take some time if you don’t have a son already. Step 2: Put Cars on for him in a desperate attempt to allow yourself to get some work done. (Yes, I am the best parent ever and should totally write a parenting manual involving DVDs […]

No fat chicks: Well, you’re clean outta luck there, girlie.

Mina and Jason were talking in the car on her way to school. The usual chatter about various things occur, until Mina asks Jason: “Dad, what is your car’s name? Mum’s car is named Zelda.” Jason, thinking he’d be a smartarse, said “My car is called Legend”. “But Legend is a boy’s name. Your car […]