Yearly Archives: 2013

He who makes the cut

This morning any fears that my son will be indecisive and difficult like me were dispersed.

A few months ago he announced he will never have his hair cut again, at least not until it wraps around his ankles, twice. He was determined and admin about it not being cut. As you may recall I was gutted when his first haircut occurred when he turned 4 and even though I like him with short hair a little part of me always missed his soft, blond locks. So I was perfectly fine with him sporting longer hair again.

This morning my husband announced he is off to the barbers and because for a while that used to be father-son time he still asks Little J if he is coming along. After months of saying no, today he said ‘sure’ .

As a woman, owing it to my home planet of Venus and generations of naggers, what ifers and are you sure-ers , I immediately questioned my son’s rash decision. I reasoned by telling him how long it takes to grow ones hair and how cold he is going to be now that winter is approaching. I also implemented some other technics which I cannot disclose due to a sister code I share with other mothers. I was pretty sure I planted a seed of doubt into my child’s mind that will result in him staying in his pj’s cozy with me until his father returns.

Except after I was all done, Little J jumped out of bed and said:

‘I hear you mom, but it’s been a long time since I had a lollipop so I am off to Big cuts with dad.’

Clearly men were preprogrammed to make quick decisions. Specially if they are given a bit of sugar.

Yesterday’s Instagram. Probably the last photo I took of his long hair.

Monday Listicles

And we are back.

We went on a really fun, quick camping trip this weekend. OK, it was glamping and it was great! Just what I needed to mend my broken heart. Because early Friday night, as the new iPhone went on sale I had it in my shopping cart within a minute of it being released! Happy as Larry with my $300 saved up I was about to have a dream come true. And then my wireless provider to whom we have been loyal for years, decided to bully me into changing my monthly plan in order to buy the phone. I said no and now I am sad to report I cannot buy a new phone yet. But Apple assured me they will roll out unlocked phones soon and I look forward to rocking up the largest data usage known to humanity one day as a thank you to my ungrateful provider. Meh. I couldn’t be bothered to prove a point really. But I do think that large corporations are wrong to not appreciate a good customer. End of rant.

So I was going to write about ten things I look forward to doing with my new iPhone but now I will do even better. Because real life is so much more fun then online version. Right?

Next week Ashlee calls for

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Have a happy life.

Specially as an adult.

2. Bring home his first of many A’s.

I know most people say we should not wish for our children to be a certain kind of student and celebrate their grades whatever they are. But I want my son to be an A student. Because it is achievable and I want him to love studying and be proud to want to do well.

3. Finding love.

I look forward to my son falling in love. Be it once or over and over again.

4. Finding peace.

That overwhelming feeling that everything is the way it should be. I hope he has it every day.

5. Find his dream.

Although seeing him dream big will be plenty for me.

6. Be successful.

Whatever it will be that my son will be successful in I look forward to him enjoying it.

7. Admit I am right.

Cause I usually am.

8. Everything the first time I ask him to.

Before I seek therapy to deal with my constant nagging.

9. Make me a cappuccino.

I bet he already could but I am afraid to get locked up for letting a five year old steam milk.

10. Tie his shoes.

PLEASE!!!!!! I will give up coffee for a week if he can finally crack this one.

Monday Listicles

My husband is a year older today.

Not sure if that is why he was not in the mood to write a list for me or because he doesn’t really have a crush on anything. But as a birthday present I gave him a day off. And now I am sitting here, amidst a huge thunderstorm wondering what I am crushing on and all I can think about is chocolate. Let me grab a few pieces before I continue.

As I mentioned, Kelly thought of a lovely listicle idea: 10 things I have a crush on. Next week, Heather says:

Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Leica M9. My dream camera. My heart beats faster just thinking about it.

2. Rain.

3. Melanie’s moccs at Faas design.

4. Lord Huron. Everything about them.

5. My husband’s cooking.

6. Marinka’s blog.. She was my first bloggy crush. I adore her.

7. Nature journals that Kristin Rogers creates with her daughters in their Little house of homeschooling.

8. Afternoon in Rome. Since it has been years I visited, I go there every day through Erica’s lens. Follow her on Instagram.

9. Neil’s writing.

10. Chocolate. I had too…