Now that we’re starting to have whole conversations with Arddun, Tony has taken to messing with Arddun’s head by deliberately calling a spade anything but, and seeing how she copes with dissonance.
Like this, for instance.
Arddun: “What’s your name?”
Tony: “My name is… Bill.”
Arddun: “Noo… it’s not Bill. It’s Daddy.”
Tony: “What’s YOUR name?”
Arddun: “My name is Arddun.”
Tony: “Noo… your name is Jemima.”
Arddun: “Noooo…” replies the sage child, “that’s Play School.”
I come from a much smaller island-city-state-country called Singapore. I’ve been setting down roots in Australia since 2003. I love both countries immensely.
In 1986, I became a writer.
In 2002, a blogger.
In 2004, a wife.
In 2011, a mother.
Somewhere in amongst all that, I did event and conference management, public relations, marketing, and online communications for over a decade. I’m currently a freelance web manager for a modern dance school, a part-time Communications and Marketing Manager, a part-time writer, and a part-time stay-at-home mother. I don’t sleep much.