The last train from Denial is leaving the station and I am a reluctant passenger. Our last lot of visitors have been and gone, I have finished work for a 2 week break and today I have no kids at home.
When you start saying this time next week...and knowing you'll already be looking back on today as a distant memory, well, you gotta know the gig is up. Welcome to the final countdown - 6 sleeps and counting.
D just came downstairs and said will you need to do any more printing because I think I'll pack the printer up now. Will I need to print anything? I just don't know!
Wil is looking forward to riding in the plane but is a bit confused about this idea of going home. For him, this is home.
Amy is getting sad about whatever seems easiest to be sad about - this morning she cried for a full 10 minutes about a minor misunderstanding that happened between her and another kid yesterday.
Yesterday Wil was feeling sad about being the littlest kid in a bunch of four and came and sat himself on my knee, all tear stained. I want to be happy he said all quivering lower lip. So I asked him what he thought would make him happy. After much contemplation he said an olive. I duly procured him an olive which he ate and then said I happy now, all smiles he popped off my knee and went off playing.
Although I went on leave on Tuesday a big issue blew up at work today and there's phone calls and ruffled feathers and things in the newspaper and my head is awash with it.
It's 9am and I am drinking caffeinated tea and eating a chocolate biscuit and contemplating which particular nightmare to tackle first. The 6 months of receipts and paperwork and work papers and business cards and tax invoices? The stash of yarn and fabric and notions and pattern books and pattern pieces I never bothered to properly label? The kids clothes and things too small and things too stained and things I never liked anyway? The textas and pencils and drawings and cars and trains sets and big lego and little lego and jigsaw puzzles with missing pieces and bits of toys that belong with other bits of toys that can't be found right now?
I was planning to sew today, but now I am thinking, perhaps not.
And what am I wearing? The denim shorts by me and blue maternity T-shirt you've already seen. So no photo. Anonymous will be happy!