I’m on a walk with Vian. We’re strategizing about this new Donkey Kong vs Mario game. Vian: How can we make sure we finish the levels before the timer runs out? Me: What if we go for different keys in parallel? Vian: Oh yeah! I'll go for the silver key and you can go for the gold key? <silver key is usually harder> Me: Why? You don't trust me to get the silver key?...

April 8, 2024 · 1 min

My Room (essay by a 7yo)

Have you wondered what my room looks like? Do you want to see my room? It’s fuzzy, warm, comfy and plain. My bed is comfy and fuzzy and warm. My walls are plain with one painting. Also it has mario streamers on a different wall than the painting. I hope you liked learning about my room, if not that’s ok. And now you have learned what’s in my room. By V—— Ra—-...

March 23, 2024 · 1 min

Joke by a 7yo

I am kind of a celebrity at home for making really bad dad jokes. Me: What does Darth Vader have for breakfast? Kids: Um. What? Me: Dark Toast! Sempi (7yo) decided that he’s going to try his hand. Sempi: Why does Darth Baker make cookies in space? Me: Um. Why? Sempi: Because they go well with the Milky Way. I’m impressed by his ability to make up a joke on the spot....

May 15, 2020 · 1 min

Strongest Family Member

I’m playing with Vian and Sempi. Vian comes at me swinging a plastic sword. I stop it with my hand and hold onto it, to prevent further assault. Vian: Appa is the strongest in the family. Sempi: No, Amma is the strongest. Vian: But Appa is bigger. Sempi: He is bigger but Amma has more muscles. So she’s stronger. I’ve got nothing to say, that’s just the truth.

March 20, 2020 · 1 min

Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated

Vian (3yo) is in the bathtub and I’m trying to get him to come out. Sempi (7yo) is already out and changing his clothes. I am losing my patience with Vian and he is losing his patience with this toy that he’s trying balance on the rim of the bathtub. After pleading with him for a while, I lost my patience and stormed out and turned off one of the lights in the bathroom....

February 19, 2020 · 2 min