Friday, October 28, 2011

Things I Know

This week, I know that I am equal parts trepidatious and energised by the writing committments I've made for November. Let the words fall where they may!

I know that watching rainbow fairy princesses read rainbow fairy books makes me smile.

I know that I'm disappointed for her that my 6 year old has a bout of tonsillitis again, after just over two years clear of this bete noir of hers, but that I'm relieved that it seems to be responding well to antibiotics this time.

I know that I am wracked with ambivalence (again) about the toddler and creche, which is rotten timing as a) I will probably need to job-seek in 2012, so she'll likely be increasing her days of necessity, and b) she is well settled on her Thursdays now, so removing her would be disruptive to her routine.

I know that the interminability of housework makes me tired and cranky and stressed far more often than I'd like.

And I know that the arrival of our book package from Booktopia on Thuursday filled the girls and I with shared and untrammelled delight, and that Thursday afternoon and evening saw us all lost in a pile of good books :-)

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  1. A host of good books always makes things better.
    Hope you sort out the creche situation. It can be difficult to know what to do. For us, we kept Ella in two days a week when I was on maternity leave because I didn't want to go back to square one with her. She's now well and truly ready for Big Girl School next year now. Good luck. xx

  2. What a gorgeous fairy princess! And there really is nothing like a pile of good books. Good luck with the housework & creche issues. Rest assured you are not alone on either front.

  3. Oh, how I would love to get a book package! Stupid finances!

    We just started Trixie the Halloween Fairy this morning. I think we have returned at least 7 Rainbow Magic books this week, and, as much as I dislike them and find them very poorly written (repetitive, boring, badly structured) I am finding them easier to read then some other books Miss 5 has become interested in lately.

  4. I love fairy princesses and books. I love that you are going to write again this November.

  5. Beautiful picture of the fairy princess :) Next year my child will be starting childcare but I'm also not sure how many days to put her in, and for how long each day etc. Usually my mum takes care of her while I work but we want her to socialise and play with other kids too so...

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. A big delivery of books is just the thing to make you smile! Enjoy them all :-)

  7. Yay for books! We love it here too :) Hope your little one gets better soon.