Conversations With My Daughter – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Job-hunting sucks, but that is what I am doing right now. Writing CVs, writing cover letters, chasing recruiters, cold-calling companies… selling myself has never been an easy thing, and it can get a bit depressing, sometimes. So, when I saw Pam and Greg and some of the other GWE crew had moved over here, I couldn’t help but follow them over, even though I hadn’t posted anything on GWE for months.

(I have been writing, however. My eldest daughter, who is now five, and I have been creating silly stories together.)

A-anyway I need something to look forward to, so here I am. And seeing as my page looks really, really bare, I need to post something, quickly. So I have dug up one of my old Conversations With My Daughter pieces.

Mireya was around three when I started writing these. And she’s gonna kill me when she’s old enough to be embarrassed by them, but for now I present you with:

Conversations With My Daughter – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

 “Daddy, can we watch a movie today?”

“We can watch one later on tonight, Reya.”

“Is tonight today, daddy?”


“Is tonight today, daddy?”

“No. It’s tonight.”

“But is it today?”

“It doesn’t work like that, angel. Now it is today, then when it gets dark it is tonight, then after that is tomorrow.”

“But it gets dark today, doesn’t it daddy?”

“Well… later on, yes.”

“So tonight is today then, isn’t it daddy?”

“Umm… I guess I can’t argue with that.”

“Is tomorrow today, daddy?”

“No. Tomorrow is tomorrow. It is after tonight.”

“But tonight is today.”

“Maybe, but tomorrow isn’t.”

“When is tomorrow daddy?”


“Oh. Daddy?”

“Yes, Reya.”

“Is yesterday today?”

“No, yesterday is yesterday.”

“But when is yesterday, daddy.”

“Look Reya, yesterday is what has already happened. Today is now, and tomorrow is what will be happening later.”

“Oh, okay. Like when we watch a movie later on?”


“But we’re watching a movie today, aren’t we daddy?”

“Umm, yes.”

“And today is now, right daddy?”

“Umm, yes.”

“So can we watch a movie now, daddy?”

Sigh.  “Okay then, Reya. You can watch a movie now.”


13 thoughts on “Conversations With My Daughter – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  1. Pingback: May 12, 2014: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary | Writing Essential Group

    1. pifflem Post author

      Gidday Pam. Yep, I’m trying to catch up with the GWE guys.
      I’m happy there is life after Gather for us. 🙂

  2. pifflem Post author

    Yeah, sorry about that 😦 Got distracted with getting ready for the second daughter. Lots of things got put aside.

  3. Pingback: May 19, 2014: The Voice of the Voiceless | Writing Essential Group

    1. pifflem Post author

      Hey Sheila. I’m so sorry I missed this comment in the queue… I have to learn how to set to automatically approve these things:-)
      Yep, I’m looking forward to the time they go and get jobs. then they can look after me.


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