My husband’s taken the kids to Aldi, so I really should write something. But I’m feeling the crush of perfectionism that comes when I’ve been away from the blog from too long. I feel guilty for avoiding you. Sometimes I forget that my blog isn’t actually a person, it really does feel that way sometimes.
I don’t have anything of great importance to share, but I thought I’d show you a few excerpts from messages I sent my family recently. After all, this is how this blog began. The original ‘fail’ posts were just group emails I sent out to my parents and brothers and sisters, many of whom were doing far more interesting things overseas.
Anyway, if you’re reading this and are related to me, please excuse the clip show. I’m just trying to get back in the swing of things.
Also, if you have an idea of something you’d like me to write about, drop me a line in the comments. I’m a bit ‘duh’ at the moment…
“Hi everybody. Annie, in her quest for milk, managed to distribute half a litre on the kitchen floor, over the top of a stool, into Matilda’s shoes and all throughout the plate cupboard (both shelves). The worst part is, I was in the room the whole time, just didn’t realise what she was up to.
The cup in question somehow got a hole in the bottom. I can imagine Annie thinking “Why does this keep happening to me? Perhaps I should try pouring it over here instead?”
Everybody’s decided to join in the “I’m a nutter Knightley” chorus. Christopher is still in his pyjamas doing dishes at a rate of 1 dish per hour, Harry keeps trying to turn the TV on, Daisy wants to be fed nonstop and I had to confiscate Matilda’s iPhone after she kicked Christopher in a temper. No Background Briefing podcast for you today, Missy!
So I went out with a bunch of nice homeschool mums last night. As we were walking to our cars I got a message from my husband: “ETA?”. He was thinking of watching a movie and wanted to know if he should start it without me. I surreptitiously communicated with my thumb: “We’re in the carpark now, but that could still mean another hour or two. These women do not know how to stop talking.”
Then my friend’s phone beeped. A moment later she says “was this message meant for me, Kate?” and she read it out. All at once I realised what I did. I saw my husband’s text on the screen of my phone as it came in, but when I opened Messages to reply, it took me to the screen I had open from before, when I was texting my friend to let her know I was on my way. I tried to gabble out an explanation, but it was a bit hard to talk because even my teeth were blushing.
I was home in time for the movie.
3. Ego a go go
I got an email from my editor yesterday. I was in the swimming pool cafe with Harry, Annie, Daisy and Poppy. I was a little noisy about it: “What’s this, children? An email from my EDITOR? I wonder what MY EDITOR would like me to write, me being a WRITER and all”
Then I looked impressively around the cafe. Harry said “I want chocolate.”