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Friday, 26 September 2008

Motherhood means...No. 7

Twenty-two degrees in the sun at 10am. Breezy and sunny. There are two kittens skittering around the kitchen under the watchful eye of their once-more-pregnant mother (oh dear!). B is ecstatic.

Motherhood means...Not being in the least little bit surprised when it takes Mama and two under-4s two hours to get from Carmine Inferiore to Carmine Superiore. This is signposted as a moderate walk of 15 minutes, but today it involved 19 slugs (live), three slugs (dead), a handful of wild thyme, helping Signora Cesarina collect food for her goat, going to the toilet twice, trying not to scare off a deer, retrieving a lost musical instrument from a terrace six feet below the path, cutting down every tree in sight with a plastic chainsaw and celebrating the return of the prodigal cat.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

For you "Patience is a virtue" and its all part of learning for them.

Vanessa said...

Louise, I just love your lists!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Sounds like lots of fun, if somewhat tiring!

Friday, 26 September 2008

Motherhood means...No. 7

Twenty-two degrees in the sun at 10am. Breezy and sunny. There are two kittens skittering around the kitchen under the watchful eye of their once-more-pregnant mother (oh dear!). B is ecstatic.

Motherhood means...Not being in the least little bit surprised when it takes Mama and two under-4s two hours to get from Carmine Inferiore to Carmine Superiore. This is signposted as a moderate walk of 15 minutes, but today it involved 19 slugs (live), three slugs (dead), a handful of wild thyme, helping Signora Cesarina collect food for her goat, going to the toilet twice, trying not to scare off a deer, retrieving a lost musical instrument from a terrace six feet below the path, cutting down every tree in sight with a plastic chainsaw and celebrating the return of the prodigal cat.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

For you "Patience is a virtue" and its all part of learning for them.

Vanessa said...

Louise, I just love your lists!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Sounds like lots of fun, if somewhat tiring!