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I’ve got 3 kids.

Fee is 8.5 years old, in Primary 3.

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Charly is 2.5 years old, entering childcare in a couple of weeks.

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Lily is almost 5.5 months old, starting solids soon.

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I got my PhD.

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I’m still a SAHM. In fact, with 3 kids, I’m more of a SAHM than ever. Someday, I will go out to do what I love. Now, I will stay at home and do what I love.

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Can you get married in university?

*Horror scenes of her eloping when she’s 19*

No! Of course not! Nobody, nobody gets married in university! You must wait till you’ve finished university. You can only get married when you’re out of university. Even then, it’s probably a good idea to wait for a while before deciding to get married. Do you understand?

Then why are you married? To Papa?

*Hubby bursts into mad laughter*

Oh, me. Erm. I’ve actually finished university. It’s just that I… erm… I like it so much, I decided to continue being in the university. Erm, yes. I finished university, then I married your Papa, then I decided to continue being in the university. You understand? You must finish university before you can even think of marrying anybody.

She looked half-convinced. Hubby sounded like he was going to asphyxiate laughing. I think I’ve better get back to writing that dissertation.

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I’m on first name basis!


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I wonder if apples are still the thing to give. And whether they are accepted in lieu of dissertation. I could give a basket… a bushel… an entire truck! Heck, an apple tree even!

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I need a farmer. Pronto.

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On behaviour:

Slander is the revenge of a coward, and dissimulation his defense.

– Samuel Johnson

On hate:

Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.

– George Bernard Shaw

On love:

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Except, of course, the gutless is already gutless. Whoopee.

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Only man can blush.
No other creature knows of shame.
Why have we wandered so far away
From simple honesty?

– Edwin Liebfreed, The Song of the Soul

If I am to ever write another PhD dissertation or a book, it will be on shame. “[F]or truth is truth to the end of reckoning.” So Shakespeare himself writes in Measure for Measure.

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