I had great plans today to make some major strides in the organisation of the school’s Christmas Market – something I do every year now. But it didn’t really happen. I noticed that my energy wasn’t there for it. So I went back to TLC mode because I know well enough now that if I tried to force it I would have just ended up making mistakes, feeling depleted and getting snappy with the kids.
OK now, confession time. I watched half of ‘Sound of Music’! Inspired by that clip in Antwerp Station yesterday I found myself drawn to rekindle the magic of that movie. I ate my lunch and sang along. I always feel a twinge of guilt if I do something like this but I know it does me a world of good and has me far more available and productive in the long run because I’m feeling filled up.
I was glad of that extra strength a little later when I took Julia to the dentist and found out that she had to have her baby-teeth canines out! Poor girl, she got four injections in her mouth. I held her hand and averted my eyes!
We did have a laugh later when it was all over, though, because this is what she looked like:
Don’t worry – the white things aren’t her teeth – they’re cotton wool balls!