Blog’s going to be a little sporadic this week so thought I’d share this excellent post from Jo Eberhardt. Enjoy!
It’s just after 7:00pm, and I’m in a hurry.
“Mummy, can you read me a story before bed?” six-year-old Big Brother asks.
“Of course,” I say. Then I amend, “As long as you’re in bed before I count to twenty.”
A mad dash ensues, with Big Brother racing to the bathroom, into his bedroom, and finding his current favourite book.
“Nineteen and a half,” I call. I’ve spent the closer-to-two-minutes stacking dishes and wiping down benches. I won’t have time to wash the dishes until later, but I like the kitchen to be neat and tidy.
“I’m already in bed!” Big Brother calls. “I beat you!”
“So you did,” I call back. “Have you got your book?”
I pick up a couple of stray toys and drop them in their appropriate toy boxes.
“Yes! Are you coming?”
I make it into his room and look at the book he’s…
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