It’s not surprising that I vetoed further April babies, considering that my two older children and my sister all have birthdays in the first half of this month. It’s Wink’s turn tomorrow and I hadn’t bought her a present. I didn’t know what to get, so we were planning to go shopping. However, in the course of conversation at dinner tonight, the subject of sat-navs came up and I wondered if she would like one. She would, so that’s done. All I have to do now is find her card, which I’ve put a load of stuff on top of.
I had the children again today, for rather longer than I’d expected, but they were very good…most of the time. Squiffany threw a wobbly. I asked them what they’d like for lunch, giving three choices. Squiffany asked for boiled eggs (I’d just said ‘eggs’ with no method specified). Pugsley asked for fish fingers – but then, that was all right. They both thought they might like to share them both, so all seemed well. But when the egg appeared, and I invited her to tap it so that I could remove the top of the shell, she suddenly said she wanted eggs cooked in a different way. I was firm, she lost her temper and stormed from the room, so I ignored her for the next half hour while she calmed down. She came back a few times to shout a bit more, and opened the drawing room door a couple of times while she could slam it, but I took no notice. Wink ate one of the boiled eggs and I ate the other.
Later, we talked it through, she said ‘sorry’ and ate the fish fingers I’d saved (I told her it was those or nothing). All was tranquil for the rest of the day and, ooh, we watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks. This was Ro’s favourite film when he was a little boy and he watched the video over and again. He suspects that he holds the record for the most watchings. I was thrilled when I saw it was on, and we all clustered round the television.
Did I mention (I didn’t know, so I’ve looked at yesterday’s post and no, I didn’t) that Al and his family like the new tv? They all cuddled up on the sofa yesterday afternoon and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The corner it’s in is still very tidy. In my house, that’s worth remarking.