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Balancing at the park

Xmas Time!

It’s Xmas Time again today! Liam Wallace is a whole lot bigger than that porchetta we made on his first Xmas and he takes up a whole lot of room as he spent an hour trying to push the Patrem out of bed (I was taking up too much space which he needed to stretch […]

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Liam Wallace's opinion of the view

Buffet Fu Lam

The little red blob in the distance in the following photo of a very grey day on the Big (still-frozen) Croissant is the Buffet Fu Lam. Here is a tight crop just to show that it really is the Buffet Fu Lam. The Patrem doesn’t really have anything against the Buffet Fu Lam but he […]

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Knife skills demonstration

Knife skills

What are knife skills? Back in the day knife skills would have meant one’s dexterity with a blade to equally fend off foes and to smite mightily and get all the tender juicy bits when called upon to do so. The parentals will have to reinterpret some of the smiting when reading tomes like The […]

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Lightbulb moment

Cave paintings

We all know what these are – early art dating back 30,000 to 32,000 years ago, created by our caveman ancestors while they were huddling in the dark from predators and illustrating their observations, the meal they may have just consumed, and whatever they were hoping for or afraid of running into. The parentals have […]

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The Tarzan Yell

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-American competition swimmer and actor best known for playing Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s. The Patrem’s seen all twelve films but the Micro-Dragon doesn’t know who Johnny Weissmuller was, nor has he yet seen a Tarzan film or book. In spite […]

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Testing an ultralight


This can’t possibly be good, especially as Liam Wallace is correcting the Mom’s pronunciation of the word “Lexus”. She’s still wading in otaku while searching for examples of Sonoman grape juice. A couple of years ago, there was an ad campaign running the tagline “Engineered for magic, everyday” where a certain car available in optional […]

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The 800 pound gorilla

So what does Liam Wallace do when he sees the 800 pound gorilla being oh so slowly inflated at the start of the city’s kid activity day? He says “monkey” and then tells pater to move on because it’s time to get to the next park for some rock climbing action.  

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Visiting Pierre

So remember reading how Liam Wallace came down with a case of numb brain while listening to his pater drone on and on and on about foraging for edible fungi and vegetation in the mountain woods? It happened again when patrem et filium decided to that the road trip to just get out of the […]

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Working on the golf game

Sixteen months! Liam Wallace is officially sixteen months today. He’s been spending the last few days away from proto-school, which hasn’t been a bad thing since he’s avoided the plague carriers that have resulted in the facility being swept multiple ways with gastroenteritis (mmm…). We’re not quite sure if they’re over it, so probably as […]

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It’s one of the best “holidays” for kids that doesn’t involve closing school because what could be better than running around having people give you candy? Micro-Dragon wasn’t in proto-school and didn’t do any of the prescribed activities, which is probably a good thing in the grand scheme of things since the others in his […]

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