That’s entertainment

April 19th, 2006 at 5:45 pm by james

We had a great Easter break. We had a positive viewing on Friday, though our dear agents’ giving us just 35 minutes warning was a bit mean. We spent the afternoon at a kiddies’ party at Peter and Judy’s together with the next door neighbours from the house we want to buy. They’re a lot of fun and apparently the neighbours on the other side have children of baby-sitting age. Which is all fine and dandy, only …

… on Saturday we lost that house – the owners accepted an offer from someone better placed. We had a wonderful day at Kew, though, and visiting Phoe and Nin. Kew had a little touch-farm set up for Easter including the most amazing vegetarian pigs from New Zealand.

We spent most of Sunday at a barbeque at Patrick and Dallah’s. Sophie slept well and Josie demonstrated the real effect of chocolate icecream on the two-year-old body. She ran me ragged. I think it was a bit of an eye-opener for the company.

On Monday Michelle had a bit of time to herself while I looked after the girls. I don’t know what I did but by late afternoon it was clear that they were both developing nasty fevers. The last two days and nights have been spent nursing the girls while beginning to go down with the same thing ourselves.

Parenting is an amazing thing. In the dead of night as waves of vomit run down your chest in regular succession, pool in your crotch and drip inevitably onto the floor all you think about is the welfare of the child in your arms.
And of course how you’re going to get the carpet clean before tomorrow’s viewings … “and this is bedroom 1. Just step over the vomit if you would; we’re tying to avoid tramping it through the rest of the house.”

3 Responses to “That’s entertainment”

  1. Ben Says:

    Sounds like a buzy weekend. Hope the girls feel better soon.

  2. james Says:

    Me too :)

  3. gill adlard Says:

    Sorry the girls are not well, and that you lost the house.

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