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Ted Tonks
20 May 2012 @ 08:33 pm
Is it only October? Eleven years fly by but days and months just creep along now.

My little girl is a first year off at Hogwarts now. I never thought this day would come and I didn't realise how old it would make me feel. She's been gone for over a month now, but I keep excepting her to stumble into breakfast or hear her wandering around the house or playing in the front yard.

It gets easier, right? Right. I'm going to keep telling myself that while I go out and rake some leaves in the yard.
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Ted Tonks
23 February 2010 @ 09:46 pm
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World Cup season is almost upon us now that I hear most of the teams have travelled over to Japan. There's definitely excitement in the air, especially around the betting pools. I'll admit, I've placed a couple of bets here and there, but I'm not pushing my luck by admitting just what they were.

Dora's already asked if she can stay up and listen to the matches with me. I told her probably not, but you never know when she'll have a sleepless night and want to spend quality time with her old dad at the arse crack of dawn when we both should be tucked away in our beds, fast asleep.

You can guess how many times that'll fly. Andie and I are getting pretty good at Healing bumps and bruises now. Dora decided about a month ago that I needed to build her a tree house. And of course, like the good and gullible father I am, I did! Unfortunately, she 'accidentally' falls out of it once a week. This weekend I think I'm going to have to make some serious modifications to it.

August 1st will not come soon enough!
Ted Tonks
07 April 2009 @ 03:25 pm
Dora turned eight a couple of weeks ago. Andie and I've both said it before, but I'll say it again. It doesn't seem like she should be that old. That means in three years, she'll be starting Hogwarts. That just can't be.

However, I should have never taught her to climb a tree. Luckily, she hasn't been seriously hurt from falling yet, but it's always a little scary to see her running your way holding something that's bleeding. That, and I'm sure Andie doesn't appreciate having to search the trees for our daughter while I'm at work. Oops!

If she'd gone to primary, she'd be able to learn all this, but that's not

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Ted Tonks
16 January 2009 @ 10:54 pm
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I have a sudden craving for ice cream and I don't know why. It could be because Dora informed me the minute I got home today that it was absolutely necessary that we get some very soon. I'm not sure whether I should hope that she forgets about the ice cream soon or that she drives Andie and I crazy enough with wanting it that eventually we give in and yes, I get the ice cream that I've been craving.

Being a father is a tough life sometimes.
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Ted Tonks
23 October 2008 @ 08:09 am
Dora handed me one of her toys this morning as a 'birthday present'. I think it's a good sign when you get toys on your twenty-sixth birthday. Sadly, I gave it back to her when she wasn't looking, but it was a sweet gesture anyway.

So this is twenty-six? I guess it could be a lot worse. I still have a gorgeous daughter, beautiful wife and all of my hair!
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Ted Tonks
25 June 2008 @ 03:50 am
Working at the Ministry definitely has it's benefits and advantages, but even after two years or so of working here, I still miss the store. Try as they might, Games and Sports is nowhere as interesting (well maybe unpredictably crazy is a better phrase) as some of the bizarre characters that would walk into QQS. Then again, sometimes I'm immensely grateful that I don't have to deal with that all the time. Christmas was always an interesting time to work there, especially when the panicked rush of shoppers hit on Christmas Eve or just before.

Damn. Who'd have thought I'd miss being a salesman of all things?
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Ted Tonks
20 March 2008 @ 06:27 pm
Hestia is back at work. Therefore all is right in the world. But technically, Hestia's a bonus package now with Megan. Who is only second to my Dora in the cute department. Hate to say it, but it's true.

Or actually. With Laurie, does that make Hestia a triple package? Hestia? I have to know these things.

Speaking of adorable, I can't believe that in just a few years from now, Dora will be starting Hogwarts. I'm already dreading that day and it's not even near yet. Guess I'll have to cherish the time we've got right now.

You know. It's been way too long since I've been to the cinema. Andie? Feel like a date with your husband?
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Ted Tonks
02 August 2007 @ 07:32 am
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Ted Tonks
15 June 2007 @ 01:56 pm
Wow. Those put in charge of the Wizarding World really are looking out for everyone, aren't they?

My sincerest thanks, really.
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Ted Tonks
13 March 2007 @ 01:57 am
You know what? I've had it. People are people whether they are muggle or wizard or not. Just because I'm a muggleborn doesn't mean that I'm not as much of a person as the rest of your pureblood lot. Just because someone who is even remotely pure might happen to be married to someone who's not does not doom their marriage from the start. Muggles and those not completely pure are people too and deserve that same respect.

Maybe our parents aren't brother and sister, damn. What a loss we have there. The Wizarding World is going to hell in a fucking handbasket, so why should this be a place where we want to live? It seems like for the moment, the muggles actually have the better way of life. People aren't dying all over the place because their goddamn blood is dirty in other's eyes. And people you think are friends suddenly turn in their loyalties. Those you love and care about suddenly turning their backs on you because you might not understand. Guess what? Don't blame things on someone with the response that they're only a muggle or a muggleborn.

Fuck this. I'm nothing but a mudblood, right? Andie? Does that make you want to divorce me? Hestia? Why the hell are you my best mate? Oh no, I've got it. Because my parents weren't related that means that I must be a horrible father and my little girl is also doomed? Goddamn you all. I should have left this life when I had the chance.
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