One of those days…

Me: What words would you use to describe me?

My 16 year old daughter: Cats and cuss words.

Me: Cats and cuss words?

My 16 year old daughter: What did you want me to say?




Yes we’re having one of those kind of days.

Vlad to meet you. Juliette is going to bed now. But not with me.

Vlad to meet you. Juliette is going to bed now. But not with me.

13 thoughts on “One of those days…

  1. That’s what you get for asking a 16 year old what she thinks. I suppose there are times when people have to like their own comments otherwise no one else will. The image reminded me of the images in the Book of Beasts.

      • I would say you best fit the Crow from the description in the “Bestiary” (Book of Beasts). Not necessarily for liking your own comments. The crow is more on the serious side of life.

        My copy of the “Bestiary” is a facsimile of a version written and illuminated between 1220 and 1250 CE. The facsimile has beautiful illuminations and is written in Latin, but I also have a companion book that is the translation in English. What the authors of the Bestiary in the early 13th Century have to say about the Crow is quite fascinating:

        “The crow is a bird which lives to great age… They say it can reveal the purposes of men’s actions: it can disclose the whereabouts of and ambush and predict the future.”

        Then there is a short description of how crows take care of their young followed by a berating of mothers and fathers of that day:

        “Men should teach themselves to love their children from the crow’s example. When their young are learning to fly, they follow them assiduously, and in case they should weaken, they bring them food. They do not give up the task of feeding for a long while.”

        From what I know of you the above description seems to fit. I can’t say what your views are on the how the narrative continues below, but I’m including it because it’s such and interesting glimpse into the past:

        “By contrast, our women wean human children as soon as they can, even if they love them; and if the children are troublesome, they show a real aversion to breastfeeding them. If they are poor they throw out their babies and expose them, and if they are found, deny all knowledge of them. Even the rich would rather kill the child in the womb for fear that their lands should be divided into many parts, and use murderous juices to extinguish the concealed pledges of their love; they are more ready to take life away than to give it. Who apart from mankind denies their offspring? What other creature has such harsh treatment from its father? Who made brothers unequal in their brotherhood?”

        It goes on for quite a bit longer, but wow what an admonishment to mothers and fathers nearly 800 years ago in reference to the Crow.

        • Oh goodness. Yes, I let them fly but the rest is too harsh for just about any creature.

          Thank you for the research. This is super interesting. That is one book I need to add to my collection (I’ll put it on the shelf between the Book of Kells and … let me think about that one.

  2. The dog licking its balls cracked me up. I’ve accidentally clicked Like on my own comments on other blogs before… and once even Liked one of my own posts. WordPress sends you a rather snarky email notification referencing a Carly Simon song when you do that…


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