Wednesday 22 June 2011: Mud...
481/365: ... is a serious business.
If you're 5 or 7.
But strangely I cannot remember what they were looking at. I know we were having a discussion about the carrot fly and the fact that I didn't want Felix pulling bits off my carrots. But what they're looking at so intently, I don't know. Moments later, Felix was shouting at something across the veggie patch and they both traipsed off to take a look.
Complete intensity. Then poof! The moment's gone and they're on to the next thing.
Bit like Maddy Moo last night. Utter misery about school. 'I *sob* don't *weep* want *wail* to *sniffle* go *gasp* back...'. Which was the launchpad for near hysterics about the whole thing and wanting to be home schooled and she was tired and sick and couldn't hear and didn't like it and felt lonely and wanted to be with her family and missed being at home and... and... and...
After a bit of gentle 'letting her chat and making mmm-ing noises', it eventually transpired that she'd been told off for climbing under a fence and going to play in an area where she wasn't meant to be. Which was fair enough! We went from her world being about to end, to a simple 'I got told off' moment.... then sleep. And this morning, she was actually quite looking forward to school. Not least because for the rest of the week they're spending the week 'on the land'. Tree climbing, bug hunting, making fires, cutting hedges, weeding and picnics... fun stuff!
Life sure is hard when you're seven!?!
Me, I've worked from home. Had a migraine this afternoon which wasn't great, but got lots done when I wasn't feeling bleurgh... which was. At least I don't feel quite as trashed as I did when I woke up today though. And being home meant I could take Maddy Moo into school... the thought of which had also helped calm her down last night.
Wonder if she'll return the favour for me when I'm feeling stressed?! :o)
PS Had an estate agent around to value our house today
PPS The temptation to escape it all is very strong!