New skills that come with having a daughter (146)

As a kid I never grew long hair. I preferred short hair, just like my brothers. Therefore I never learned to braid my hair. Daughter is very much unlike me. She likes her hair long. Like her mother has (I grew longer hair as a student. Much cheeper as it requires less visits to the hairdresser). Daughter got spoiled by one of her caretakers, because whenever she requested an ‘Elsa-braid’ she got one. In the past three months I pushed myself to learn it too. She would soon start in school and school teachers don’t have time for braiding. And then two months of daycare closure followed. Slowly but surely I got the hang of braiding. This morning I could even finish one before heading to daycare. Mommy power skill unlocked.


Door |2020-05-26T13:53:56+02:0025 mei 2020|366, deze dag|1 Reactie

Watching a movie together (145)

When Daughter became a toddler, walking about, making sense of the world, asking questions with her excellent use of language, I projected her and me in a few years’ time sitting on the couch watching movies together on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Today that projected future is here.

It was a Sunday morning. The rain started falling halfway through the film and indeed we cuddled on the couch, covering ourselves with the MacAuslands blanket the Man and I bought in 2008. Not in a million years did I envision this future when we brought home this blanket from Prince Edward Island.

We watched Frozen (1) together. It was a test, as she finds a lot of stories too scary to watch. But as she has been watching the songs on Youtube a lot, we read a book with the storyline a lot, she was well enough prepared for the scary bits. Daughter watched the whole movie beginning to end. Some bits she hid herself behind the blanket and some bits that I expected to be too scary she leaned forward to the screen.

A wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

Door |2020-05-24T12:52:28+02:0024 mei 2020|366|1 Reactie

Music is an amazing invention (144)

Ever since Daughter started listening to the Frozen songs I was amazed how naturally she interprets the mood expressed in the music. At the end of the songs the film music starts, which has a dark mood. The first time she heard it she asked me to stop the music. It’s scary music to her ears. The last few weeks she started listening to the songs of Frozen 2 and again she immediately recognizes when the song is sad or happy or powerful. Her dance moves and facial expression perfectly match the song, even when she listens to the English version (and thus doesn’t understand a word). Amazing invention of humans, music.

Door |2020-05-23T11:58:17+02:0023 mei 2020|366, flow|0 Reacties

Remember this? (143)

I just copied and pasted a piece of text from an online version of Office to a WordPress post. While hitting Cmd+V on my keyboard I had a flashback to the earliest blogging days, when this was an absolute no go because of all the mark-up that would accompany the copied text and screwed up your website’s lay-out. Today Cmd+V just works no matter what tool you use to write your text. A good thing, because it used to be a pain in the ass back then to copy and paste.

Door |2020-05-22T12:10:28+02:0022 mei 2020|366|3 Reacties
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