Category: Talking

Talking to kids about death

Our three-year-old daughter has an eerie new catch phrase. She wraps her arms around me, squeezes me tightly and says, “Mommy, I love you so much. I’m never gonna let you die.” I’m sorry, WHAT? I have no idea where she got it. She…

Sharing + oversharing every night at the dinner table

We’re usually halfway to the table, carrying the dinner plates or the glasses of milk and water, when our three-year-old begs to go first. “Please can I talk about my day now?” When we sit down and agree that she can kick things off,…

Horrifying entries from my Grade 2 journal

We’ve been helping my mom sort through 23+ years of “stuff,” which means we’ve spent a lot of time going through boxes and finding fun bits of memorabilia: photos, old school papers, and cards we wrote her in wobbly, little-kid writing. My favourite thing…