So it's come to my attention that Zee is this child –


I have been quoting this scene from Parenthood for years. And now, I have my very own little Justin.

Of course, it is impossible to get Zee to wear any kind of beanie or hat to ward off cold or sun but boxes, buckets etc. A-okay.

Idiot Box

Last week, I turned to discover he was no longer wearing his jeans. Happens a bit. My kids struggle to keep pants on their skinny little butts. On this occasion, however, the pants weren't discarded somewhere for me to trip over later but sitting atop Zee's head, the waistband proving a perfect fit for his head, if not his hips. The legs were hanging, one this way and one that way, and all I could see was a court jester. My very own little fool.

I thought about running for the camera but I knew I would miss it. So instead, I just sat and enjoyed the moment. And you'll just have to take my word for it that it was hilarious.


Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. melbo

    I know the pants would have been great but the box is pretty hilarious too. We do a nice line in buckets here. And bras. He loves wearing bras on his head. I think he wants to be a Mouseketeer.

  2. MJ

    I think there was something in the water when our little Chinese Oxes were conceived. My very own little ox is also more than fond of putting anything on her head, and banging into things. Bags are a favourite at the moment (must remember not to leave plastic ones in reach…) but whatever the item is, the more it obscures her vision, the better.

    Couldn’t get an endorsement fee from a certain nappy company? 😉 Or are there weird blog laws about revealing brands? If so, someone needs to tell me!

  3. E

    hahahahaha!!! I loved that movie – I have referred to Lucy as that kid from Parenthood a few times – but hey he is a loveable little rogue!

    ps: thanks for getting ‘when you’re sliding into first and you feel you’re going to burst…..’ stuck in my head!


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