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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Monday, 5 May 2014

There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it.

Portraits of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.

Week 18

Hattie likes to play by herself.  She takes over an entire room with her Octonauts, her dolls, her Lego people and the zoo animals, turning the conservatory into a wonderland, and woe betide the foolish parent who moves any of the toys.  I try to play with her sometimes, which she tolerates for a bit, eventually quietly and kindly removing the toys I was playing with and continuing her game in another part of the room; pointedly turning her back on her completely impossible mother.

Lucy is determined to learn to ride her big girl's bike, with no stabilisers and no help from us.  It is going as well as you can imagine, and I think a couple more weeks are needed to get the concept of balance, staying on and not giving up when you fall off.  She is only 5, so this is normal behaviour, but I wish she would accept that she needs us to help her sometimes.

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