So we have what’s become a Thursday tradition now. After school Jake & Ellie go to their gym class, while the Mummy & I sit around chatting with each other & with other parents there.
Then we troop off to MacDonald’s for Happy Meals, toys & a nice family outing.
We were talking about my good friend the Pope. I think it led on from a large family we’d seen & wondering if maybe they were committed Catholics & didn’t use birth control.
I had thought that he was turning out to be a good guy, or at least one of the better Pontiffs. He’d said sorry for a lot of the very nasty things many members of his organisation had done & that his predecessors had glossed over. He was saying lots of nice things about how we should all be nice to each other. He seemed sincere, & he probably is. Continue reading
It was during the recent trauma – and closeness – of our vigil with Ellie during her week in hospital with ‘the pox’.
She slept a lot of the time, day & night, due to her illness & the medication she was taking. She’d just recently awoken, & we were doing ordinary things, like watching children’s TV or videos, & chatting.
We got to talking about our being in hospital when she & Jake were born, when out of the blue she said:
“Doctors make babies, don’t they?”
It was a difficult time, for all of us, when Ellie was so sick & in hospital with her nasty infected chickenpox.
The Mummy was talking to her about it, saying “It was really hard seeing you so sick in hospital, Ellie”
She straight-away replied: “But Mummy, remember the fun we had in the playroom there”.
Such wisdom from a 4-year-old!
We can definitely learn a lot from even very young children :)
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This was my Silent Sunday Photo on the weekend (many thanks, by the way, to everyone who offered words of support):
Ellie was in hospital, & on a drip. Neither she nor Jake have ever had to spend time in hospital like this since they were little babies; obviously it’s been a difficult time for all of us.
So why was she there? Continue reading