…that all is hunky dory at home from the rosy imagery painted on this blog, I wanted to point out that it’s been a trying few days with our son.  He hasn’t been feeling well and threw up last night and last Saturday.  He seems perfectly fine until around midnight, when everything he consumed during the day came back up.  Twice.  It was absolutely nasty.  Then tonight, at a restaurant, I sat him next to me and tried to be a good dad.  All of a sudden, for absolutely no reason, he slammed his head into my mouth, cutting my lip and causing the blood to flow.  It still hurts like !@#$, and I now have a nice welt on my mouth.  I suppose you could say that illness made him act up, but during times like these, having a child is not much fun.  I’m sure things will be better in a few days.  For those who wish they had families, be mindful of times like these.  You have to take the good with the bad.

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Bob's Gravatar Bob
    January 2, 2007    

    I taught him thatone before I left Korea.  I told him that it was a traditional way of wishing your parents a Happy New Year. 
    I see he remembered – what a smart kid!!!

  2. Wade's Gravatar Wade
    January 2, 2007    

    At least he didn’t bean you in the eye with billiard ball…  🙂  That happened to my Physical Therapist, and he ended up with a big ol’ black eye for about a week and a half.  🙂

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