Outsmarting KO

This morning KO wailed, “I don’t WANNA go to school!” He’s done this at the beginning of every school day since he started nursery at the age of 3. Well, almost every school day. There have been a few exceptions. These rare exceptions have cruelly dangled before me the promise of an end to the…

What do you like best about me?

  Bedtime tonight. KO: Mummy, what do you like best about me? Me (slowly): What do I like best about you … ? KO (laughs): It’s really hard to choose, isn’t it? Me: It is! [pause] KO (with a “eureka!” expression): I know! Me: What? KO: The thing you like best is that I am…

Night Time Questions

[Bedtime with KO tonight.] KO muses aloud, “What if God is a villain?” And a little while later … “What if there’s more evil than good in the world?” And then awhile later … “Are there more boys than ladies in the world? Or more ladies than men? Or more boys than girls? Or more…


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