Okay, I’m sorry. I’m sorry things got crazy enough this summer that I abandoned whoever is still reading my poor neglected blog during the month of August…and part of September. Never fear, though! I am back and have a LOT to say. Well, I’m sure I have something to say, but I’m not going to promise that it’s profound.
What have I been up to? Well, I’ve been following my #100authenticdays project, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and that has been enough daily writing, sometimes. But I’ve also had some seriously fantastic success with my writing! About a month ago, I was hired by Bustle as a staff writer for a soon-to-be-launched parenting section. Yay! That means I’m getting a regular paycheque for writing creative nonfiction, which is kind of what I have been wanting.
As well, I was welcomed into the cadre of writers on BLUNTmoms, one of my favourite places on the internet. These women are fierce, funny, and incredibly talented and I am so honoured to be counted among them now! Here is my debut piece with them as a cadre writer. It is about my current struggle with eating.
But friends! You are here to read all the funny things my kids have said. There were so many this summer, and I managed to forget the vast majority, but here are some highlights, just for you, along with some plum first week of kindergarten moments, courtesy of the Threenager:
*I’m working out on the dock at our cottage, the Threenager is playing nearby*
The Threenager: I want to go back up to the cottage!
Me: Okay! I’m going to keep working out.
The Threenager: going up to the cottage: Well I’m going to work in.
*As the entire family is driving south to Maine*
The Husband: Now we’re coming up to a place called Buffalo!
The Threenager: are there buffaloes here?
Me: not anymore. There used to be, but then people hunted them and now they’re all gone.
The Threenager: Did YOU guys catch one?
The Threenager, to a random stranger while on a hike: I have two cats named Priti and Prema.
Stranger: Oh really? I bet you named them, didn’t you?
The Threenager: NOPE. They came that way.
*On day 3 of kindergarten*
The Threenager: It’s taking a really long time.
Me: What is?
The Threenager: School.
Me: Uhhhh…sorry kid, you have 14 more years, at least.
The Threenager: When I’m finished university where am I going to go?
*After school, on day 4 of kindergarten*
The Threenager: Mama, can I go visit my new best friend?
Me: Umm…maybe not today, but do you even know where she lives?
The Threenager: …Canada!
Me: Riiiiight. And what’s her name?
The Threenager: …I don’t remember.