Category Archives: um… ok

observations and statements that we hope won’t confuse you

Our packed-full storage unit.

Cool Mum is currently reading The Story of the World, a history book for children, to Cool Boy to launch his classical homeschool education. Chapter One is titled ‘The Earliest People’, and it starts off with three questions:

Where do you live? Where do you sleep? Do you sleep in the same bed every night, or do you move into a new house every week?

At the end of our last update, CB’s answers would have been:

“Um…New York? We just made a reeeally long drive from Florida, and I’m not sure.”

“Wherever Mommy and Daddy tell me to. Right now it’s a bed in Long Island.”

“We move into a new house every day!”  Continue reading

The drive onto the Manhattan bridge is a bumpy one.

If you felt out of sorts yesterday, it may have been the mobile navigation world getting turned on its head – or just a case of the Mondays. At least in my part of the world, I was shocked and awed when Google Maps led me astray and Apple Maps came to the rescue.

I have an iPhone 4S, and life as an iPhoner was peachy until the iOS 6 update. I don’t use 3D mapping, so I’m not bothered if Apple Maps depicts a bridge in Europe melting into the Abyss. However, the lack of subway stations is frustrating. And I was annoyed when the GPS had me doing U-turn donuts in Brooklyn.

I had a client meeting in Westhampton. With the Brooklyn snafu fresh in my mind, I went old school and printed directions from Google Maps. The sheet of printer paper sat loyally in the passenger seat and guided me to the hamlet of Westhampton. Continue reading

Cool Boy, when I looked at him in disappointment that he wasn’t asleep yet during nap time:

“I had to go to the bathroom! If I don’t go to the bathroom, I’ll make a big mess of my pants!”

Me:

Okay.