Monday 30 January 2012

A little bit different

Reality. She always comes a'knockin' no matter how hard you try and keep her away. Today she thudded on our door as hard as Seventh Day Adventists on a peaceful Saturday morning.

We made it home safely from the north coast, around a few flood detours. I had a bit of a heavy heart being home. It will be years before we get five weeks to spend together as a family again, it seemed to fly by. But we did a lot of fun things and created a whole bunch of memories.

Skip was back to work this morning. As he came out cleanly shaven, the girls barely recognised him with five weeks worth of beard gone.

Goosey went back to preshool, so eager to get there. Lil, D and I dropped her off. The teachers oooh and aaah'd over how much D had grown. Goosey ran around discovering her place again. Lil felt a little weird that it wasn't her preschool anymore and commented on the new layout.

Lil doesn't start school until the end of the week, so I'm enjoying spending time with her before she goes.
When we got home she commented: "I think this day should be called 'a little bit different day'. Because dad looked different and preschool looked different. It's all a little bit different."

She nailed it. There has been a definite shift. It's a new year and everything has changed from the last. Something new is in the air. Reality is here and it's time to get moving and shake the sand from our toes.


  1. We are feeling much the same today. A bit different. Today I took Z for her first day at preschool where J has been for the last 2 years. It was weird going there with a different child this time. J starts big school on Wednesday so I too am enjoying some time with just him before he is off too! It all feels a bit surreal this week!

    1. I'm sure by next week it will all feel normal, but this week it's all surreal. Good luck with all your kidlets. x

  2. Different - no better, no worse - just different.
    Have a happy week.
    :-) x

  3. Kids huh?

    They seriously just nail it sometimes.

    I think she has done just that!

  4. So very Cute Corinne. She's a smart Cookie! Look out school!

  5. What a perceptive little gal! LOVE when they throw out one liners that literally make you stop and think. She sounds totally ready for school Corinne... good luck and enjoy the next couple of days together :o) xo


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