Saturday 7 August 2010: Can't seem to reach you
162/365: Maddy, August 2010
Busy family day today. We were in London all day as it's our nephew Jonny's 18th (crikey!!) and we needed to see him attempt to blow out his candles before sprinting off to work for the rest of the day and then off out to celebrate this evening. A fleeting birthday meeting!
The rest of the day was spent with the grown-ups chatting and lots of time for the children to play. However, Maddy Moo was in one of 'those moods' today and just couldn't seem to shake herself out of it to play with her cousin who she's known since... well... since they were both bumps together 7 years ago. Don't know what it is when she's in that place in her head. All energy goes, she retreats into herself and there's no getting her out of it. Cake, birthday stuff, toys and her brother and cousin playing around her - but there she is, on a solitary Maddy Moo island... stranded. Wish I knew how to bring her out of herself and I know it's just a phase... but it's hard to stand by and watch her feeling so disconnected.
Anyhoo - late blip, very tired... off to bed. Only just got home and need to do my mummy-duty of giving Felix (aged 4) some 'dreamy dust'. Dreamy dust being me wiggling my fingers over his head whilst telling him the story of what lovely things he's going to dream about. It settled him one night... and it's stuck. I have visions of me still doing this when he's 20... curses to me and my supposedly 'good' ideas!