a peek inside the fishbowl

12 Aug, 2005

Not intended for the easily offended

Posted by andrea in: Misc. life

I was reading this when I was reminded of something that happened last week.

I believe we were at the park when it happened. My back was turned when I heard Sarah ask the question.

“Mummy…what’s this, a drinking straw or something?”

Sarah, 4, had pulled a wrapped tampon out of my purse and was inspecting it carefully.

Long ago, I promised myself that I would always give my children a straight answer whenever they asked anything of me. I would never be the kind of parent who gave the old I’ll-tell-you-when-you’re-older line. Yet there I was. Saying what I said I would never say.

“No, it isn’t,” I said. “I’ll tell you later. Much later.”


Have a great weekend everyone! On the agenda: back-to-school shopping, carrot cake, and perhaps a dip in a pool.

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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