Saturday, May 29, 2010

A mother's place is in the wrong. Guiding principles:-

  • You cannot apologise enough
  • You cannot apologise too soon
  • You would imagine, therefore, that you cannot go wrong if you apologise before you do whatever-it-is in the first place
  • Sleep is no defence
  • If you don't replace the screw in the 11-year old's glasses at 6.10 am on a Saturday - in your sleep - you will assuredly be accused of screwing up his life when he's 13.
  • Appropriate sincerity and contrition can be acquired at drama school. Justify the expense by calling it continuing professional development.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Well, what a day! It stretched forward, full of the promise of empty hours. Where did they all go?

The charity shop no longer had the boy's kilt that I had my eye on. Serve me right for not getting it 'on spec' a while ago.

Still, I've weeded the front border, washed the car, done a quantity of ironing, a similar (but different quantity of washing), and started some more marking. Ho-hum.

Cello-Kid's Highers start this week, so we're about to drink cider and munch garlic bread, to wish him well in his endeavours. Readers of Pseudo-Supermum, do send messages of support!
Image from express-invigilators/, with thanks.