We took the girls out to spend their bonus present money today. Was kind of nice to indulge them in something simultaneously guilt free and thoroughly non-educational! Fran finally got the much coveted Baby Annabel, Moo chose a Dory and a Barbie and Ammi chose a Nemo and a Neopet which she has laughed at all afternoon. I got old books :~D and a shopping trip out alone.
Have had all sorts of weird news today, the best of which certainly being my sister is expecting her first baby, the week before ours!!! Which i am obviously impressed and slightly scared by! I just hope everything goes well for us both so no one has to be brave about anything. I’m also feeling a bit upset because i think i will have to let her have the family crib for hers; this is a bit painful as its really been part of the ritual of preparing for a baby for me, and a real talisman for keeping my babes safe and i feel kind of bad as if i am saying to this baby,”oh you are number four, you aren’t as important as a first” but on the other hand i will feel a complete heel if i don’t say its fine. Family connundrum dilemma coming up… I am rubbish at these things. I suppose i can just keep the inner i made and get a different crib but its really hurting me to think of not putting my babe in it – but i know it would hurt her too not to have it. Innit always the way? At the end of the day, 2 healthy babes is all that matters – i’ll just have to get over my superstitions – besides, i guess its more the ritual than anything, Scruff didn’t use it that much till she was bigger.
Also feeling kind of sad for my friend Kate who’s skating pupil was killed this week. I didn’t know her at all but obviously its extremely painful for Kate who has known her since she was a little girl. Kate seems to have so much to be brave and cheerful about, i wish things would just go easily for her for once. Also a local friends mum died this morning so i am kind of thinking of her too.
So to all my friends who need my thoughts, good vibes, well wishes and love – i’m sending them. You know who you are :~)
And well done sis – not that you will read this, or i wouldn’t have written that obviously, but well done anyway!!!!