Ainslie Paton romance author

A Conversation with Mum about when pie isn’t pie

The set up:  I had a super bad headache that lasted for days.  Mum and Dad show up.  They bring an...

A Conversation with Mum about Pushing Buttons

Me:        Did you like the movie? Mum:    It was good, but my seat was broken. Me:        You should’ve moved. Or...

Mum and the Daughterhood of the Travelling Pants

Mum:    Phones from on a holiday trip.  I don’t have any pants. Me:        You made it safely then. Mum:    But...

Mum Shines a Light Where It Needn’t Go

Mum:    There’s this light glowing from my phone. Me:        Does it have a torch? Mum:    I said my phone. Me:       ...

Mum Butt Dials FTW

Mum:    Sally said I called her 12 times today.  I never called her once. Me:        Check her phone.  Oh yeah...

Mum Gives it a Good Dollop

Mum:    My phone isn’t working. Me:        What icons can you see? Mum:    Shirt button, flag, tube, fan, butterfly, megaphone, lightning...

Mum Wants to Know Y

Mum:  What do you do with these texts where they ask you why? Me:  What texts ask you why? Mum:...

Mum Black Screens

Mum needed a new phone, her existing one was old, and falling apart but she was used to it.  She...

Mum Excells

Mum:    I made an excel document. Me:        Good for you. Mum:    But I lost it. Me:        You didn’t save it....

Mum and The One, Won, Wand, Wan

Mum:    I’m having trouble with my one. Me:        You can just call him Dad. Mum:    What? Me:...

Rose Hip Oil for the Soul

It must run in the family. Fifteen year old Nephew:  What kind of flowers do you put on your foot?...

My Mother and David Baldacci: A Tale of Parental Helpdesk Woe

We recently had to declare Mum’s ten year old PC dead.  This small scale family tragedy is still playing out....

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