Since the arrival of baby Sarah in January, I’ve cut down on the freelance work I usually take on because there is simply not enough time. I would like to take on more work, but it will mean getting more stressed out etc.
One of the things I’m still writing is the monthly column for ST. I often get asked how I come up with column ideas. It varies. There are times I don’t have an idea what to write about days before the column is due. There are other times I have a vague idea in mind weeks ahead.
This month’s column idea came out of the blue. The two older kids were play a crazy game “catching” while blindfolded. The catcher would be blind folded and was supposed to throw a cushion at the target. At some point I remarked to my husband that it was ironic that they have more time to play these few weeks because exams are round the corner. “Write about it!” he said. And I did.
As for the game of catching, it ended badly – Jason, the catcher, threw the cushion at the dinner table (while blindfolded). Food, water and a small glass jar for baby food ended up on the floor, the glass broke, water spilled, food was everywhere… Ah, that’s life.
Below, trying to blow the biggest bubble they can.