Friday, 28 February 2014

Shark teeth

I've been writing professionally for 15 years. It's my career. I've always shown an aptitude for it. I trained and qualified accordingly.

Parenting is a whole other bowl of nachos.

I do not know what the @^%%# I am doing.

And the funny thing is, no one does.

And then you're given this fragile bag of skin and bones and heart and brain to care for, and inside you are FREAKING OUT. But you kiss ouchies and read bedtime stories, because you have got this parenting thing in the bag, right?

And when your 6-year-old autistic son suddenly sprouts a tooth behind his baby tooth, you try not to hyperventilate in front of him (because you've got this, remember) but inside you're like "Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit..."

So that was my day. How are you doing?


  1. It will come out... and if not, then you can get it pulled. Eeek, I know.. but on the bright side, while the boy is *under* you can get all of his teeth checked and cleaned at the same time!! Nick has got a fang and I am super stressed over it! :/

  2. Happens to lots of kids - do not stress for one bit. L has had it with both his baby teeth up to now. A had it with her second

  3. Hi

    Love your blog, very well done. Me and my wife are considering writing like an "idiots" guide to raising kids. She is a psychologist and has lots of experience with parents. There are many books on each topic but we want to make simple book that covers the big picture basics so parents can get a handle on all the aspects of discipline, security area that we have talked about though is special needs cases, whatever they may be. Do you have any recommendations on books or websites that deal with this?

    Anyhow. I also just published my first kiddies book, "How much does one elephant weigh?", check it out if you have time.

    1. What a great idea Christo. There are just not enough parenting books on the market.

  4. ps, if you would like to contact me


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