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pre-teen hearing test

Scene: living room, homework time. Me: That’s too loud. Liam: oblivious Me: Turn that down please. Liam: oblivious Me: Turn that DOWN. Liam: But I’m wearing headphones  (tone: you unreasonable idiot) Me:  Then you did hear me. Turn that music DOWN. You’re going to hurt your ears. Liam: eyeroll and the sigh of long-suffering. Tinny drone diminishes infinitesmal notch. It’s official: my son has become a pre-teen and I’ve become …

Monday-ish Listicle: Childhoods, Theirs and Mine

A few days ago I wrote about my confusion about the days of the week. In Abu Dhabi, Sunday is the start of the work week, which means that Monday feels like Tuesday and today, Tuesday, I’m pretty sure it’s Wednesday. On Sunday, I remembered about Stasha’s Monday listicle, but then I thought, “it’s only Sunday, I’ll do it tomorrow.” But then yesterday felt like Tuesday; I sort of elided …