Experiential learning I wash the clothes and fold them, neat dried. A deep inhale of breeze perfume or artificial flowers – mothers’ meditation. I will no longer pick socks and pants and shirts and pyjamas and jeans and towels off the floor. Especially towels. This you know. Bring them – it’s not far, a moment’s […]
What do you do with your underwear?
No not mine, everyone else’s. The male people in this house each have a pair of buttocks. Aged variously seven, fifteen, seventeen and fifty, the bums also range in size. Therefore, each arse owns a selection of pants. At either end of the derrière spectrum it’s very easy to tell whose is whose, it’s the […]
Airing my dirty laundry just about everywhere
It began with a most insignificant click. Then the lights went out and it was apparent – after several optimistic attempts to ignore all evidence – that the washing machine was, in fact, a dampening and flooding the floor machine. There are some definitive parenting moments. The first steps, the gummy smiles, the first time […]