The Husband


July 31, 2009

I don’t say much about him, here. I wrote something about that, once: I don’t say much about my husband here, on the blog. He appears, now and again, a peripheral character in the stories that I tell. Sometimes, rarely, he comes to centre stage, as an antagonist or foil, in some adventure or misadventure [...]

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Heart Makes The Father, And The Man

June 21, 2009

Here is the paradox about parenthood and marriage: having children with the person you love gives you a bajillion new reasons to adore each other, a kerpillion new horizons towards which your hearts, together, can shoot, an infinity of moments over which your hearts can, together, explode into a burst of white-hot stars, but, too, [...]

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Love Knows No Tact

February 22, 2009

Me: So? What do you think? Husband: Does it say, belongs to Kyle? Me: No. It means, love knows no order. Husband: Not, belongs to Kyle? Me: No. Husband: I suppose I can live with it.

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The Amazing Survivor Race Challenge: Parenting Edition

February 17, 2009

Babies are hard on a marriage. It’s sort of ironic, really, seeing as babies are so often understood (rightly or wrongly) to represent core bonds of a life partnership, but still: for every measure of centripetal force that they exert upon a relationship and bind partners more closely, babies exert a half measure – maybe [...]

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You’ve Got Mail

January 10, 2009

From: Her Bad FatherTo: Her Bad MotherDate: Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 1:59 PMSubject: Dude… … we’re done. xoxoxo

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Minding One’s Peens and Q’s

November 11, 2008

The girl-child has impeccable manners. She’s all please and thank you and may I and I’m sorry and oh, excuse me and it’s entirely disarming. She can be in the middle of a nuclear-scale tantrum and she’ll still stop to say excuse me and wait for you to step aside before she stomps past you [...]

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What’s In A Name?

October 17, 2008

We knew there was a problem when the border guard leaned out of the window of his little cubicle and tried to peer into our car. He gestures towards the backseat, our passports clutched in his hand. “Who’s the mother of that baby?” “Um… me?” Why on earth would he ask me that? He has [...]

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August 2, 2008

Moments after this picture was taken, I ate the baby. Can you blame me? It only took the husband fifteen minutes to eat his share of the birthday cake. Admittedly, it was not a big share, seeing as the girl has a thing for icing and I have a thing for cake, and both she [...]

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In Good Hands

June 16, 2008

What I should have posted yesterday, but was too sleep-deprived/lazy/stressed/distracted: Thank you, My Bad Husband, for being the very, very best father imaginable. Your awesome is unparalleled. Your awesome makes all the difference. I love you – we love you – for your awesome. Thank you.

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Where’s the Guide to Chocoholic-Proofing Your Marriage?

February 16, 2007

I ask you, is pilfering and sampling of one’s Valentine’s gift by one’s spouse (the giver) a good reason to get pissy with said spouse? A Valentine’s heart, pillaged and scavenged, left with only the half-bitten carcasses of unwanted fondant. A clear case of marital (and confectionary) delinquency – but one warranting punishment? (In my [...]

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