Thursday, June 29, 2006

You may have noticed...

...we are going on holiday. Soon.

Sitting next to Rhiannon, my eldest, on the settee two nights ago, I said, "We're going camping on Saturday, I'm sooo excited!"

Calmly, quietly but with kindness, Rhiannon said, "I know mum, you've been excited since April."

What does this say about me? Am I really more excitable than a child? Or is my ten-and-a-half year old daughter just extraordinarily mature and laid back for her years? Why am I soooo excited about getting cold, wet and windswept, not to mention eaten alive by the local midgie population? If you had told me, ten years ago, that I would be:
1. Camping and
2. Sooo excited about it
I would have laughed hysterically to the point of needing clean underwear.

Who said having children would never change them?

Moi?

2 comments:

Ruth said...

You must need an extra suitcase for all those lists! I love the poem! I hope you let us see some photos of this year's fun and games on the blog.

Have a great time!

Ruth

Louise said...

Thank you, we will. I'm soooo excited! Getting a bit concerned I may need to re-pack, I'm not convinced it's all going to fit...

I'm notoriously bad for taking a camera and no photographs. I shall try really, really hard this year!

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