The longest day
Jun 17 2012 11:44AM
More contrasts, over half term week (aka infinity)... and beyond!
So, half term is over at last, the girls are back at school and we've made it through the return to school. Rosie has been a bit unsettled at school and we introduced a special morning drop-off routine for her, after discussion with the head teacher and her class teacher. It seems to be going well and we've had no tears for a couple of weeks now.
June 20th may be the longest day, but last Monday felt pretty close to the longest day ever for Mrs Monty at home with Daisy and Rosie on an "inset day". Without the structure of school, and with me back at work, the hours dragged by and Daisy's noisy and chaotic behaviour became strangely magnified. When I got home from work it felt like one of those "U.S. Cavalry" moments as we all tried to bring the energy level down.
Today, on the other hand, was a lot better. The girls and I went for a very tame bike ride... but for them we may as well have been trekking across the Himalayas. They were incredibly excited and full of that lovely sense of childish achievement when we got back, very proud of themselves and metaphorically high-fiving one another at getting back safely. "And then a car came! - but I stopped safely in the edge..." etc. Lunch, followed by ice cream with hundreds and thousands sprinkled on it, prompted Rosie to exclaim, out of the blue, "This is my best day EVER, today!". We need these positive days to counteract the tough ones - and the challenge is to remember the good days alongside the mental scars of the tricky ones.
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