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A portrait of my children, once a week, every week in 2013

A: So proud of you for your determination in the water at your first swimming lesson. Getting there...
T: Nearly broke me this weekend. So much defiance, so many tantrums. Only so many times I can peel you off the floor.

Funny old weekend, it's been up and down. The major down from yesterday (ill-advised family Asda trip on Saturday afternoon) resulted in a lot of wine being consumed (up!), followed by a bit of a grumpy morning today. Most definitely down.

I found this Alain de Botton quote the other week which really sums it up for me:
'During the longueurs of weekends, we may be desperate for our children to grow up, lose their interest in trampolining and leave us alone for ever so that we can read a magazine for once, and enjoy a tidy living room. And then a day later, at the office, we may want to howl with grief because a meeting looks like it’s going to overrun and we realize we’ll miss out on putting them to bed.'

Ain't that the truth?

Playing along with Jodi. My favourite from last week - Julian.

9 comments:

  1. That quote sums it up really!! x

    Leanne x

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    1. Doesn't it just! Good old Alain ;)

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  2. parenting is a never ending roller coaster, the ups and downs never stop, we loop the loop as well here! lovely pictures xxxx

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    1. Thanks Jane, I suppose you need the downs to see the ups, but, golly, it's tiring!

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  3. Oh, the absolute truth. x

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    1. Yeah. What's the answer? I often think boarding school sounds appealing ;) x

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  4. Where are you? At school? Your photo last week of T was one of my fav's. xx

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    1. Thank you poppet! Not school - a village hall birthday party x

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  5. The Alain de Botton quote really puts it in to perspective and rings so true.

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