Just today I did this survey: Can you spot the real smiles from the fake? http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/ Real smiles and fake smiles come from different triggers in the brain. A real smile is unconscious. That’s why different muscles – especially around the eyes – move during real smiles, but often not with a fake smile. Which […]Read more "Beth can’t smile for photos"
Person one: Your local Council, how can I help? Person two: I’d like to report an issue with the road outside my house. P1: I’m the road engineer for the district, what seems to be the problem? P2: There is a pothole outside my house. P1: Impossible. P2: Impossible? P1: Potholes don’t exist. P2: Potholes […]Read more "Potholes and colic: a conversation"
This morning I woke up feeling pretty good. After three weeks of sickness ripping through our family (and around for a second time on poor Beth), I blew my nose and it was clear, brushed my teeth without gagging and held young Beth who had finally returned to her smiling, playful self. Plus it was […]Read more "The Weekend"
Of all the talks, the drug talk is probably the most problematic. The sex talk and the car talk have been cornerstones of teen parenting for decades and of course the internet talk is the new trend conversation between parents and eight year olds. But these talks need to occur because we know that eventually, […]Read more "Drugs and small children"
Just a light piece to get some distance from the previous post! Picking up from daycare, 4yo wants to relieve herself in the grown-up toilet before we leave Dad: Do you need help going to the loo? Jas: I can do it all myself. Get out! Dad: OK, I’ll wait outside. Jas: Nooo! Don’t wait […]Read more "Conversations you can’t win – Part 5"