Demonstrative pronoun grammar rules
Japanese tax minutiae
Can seven year olds really get PMS and if so are they eligible for hormone treatment for the sake of harmony, well being and world peace?
Climbing rose borer grubs
Jetstar airlines reliability
How to make people listen to you so you don't have to butt your head up against a wall more than five times in a day
Yahoo group email etiquette
What to do when your kid's kinder teacher is an idiot
Ok. I didn't really search all of those but maybe I should have!
Among all that gumph though there were some cute moments:
The girls both had a fabulous time at Meg's observation day. I do believe perhaps Amy even more than Meg:
So Meg made good use of her stand-in:
It was so sweet. Meg was explaining each and every letter that needed to be written and Amy was as proud as punch following her instructions and copying it down.
And this was actually quite traumatic at the time but seems funny in hindsight. Amy lost her second tooth. After the incident of the missing lost first tooth I have been telling myself that a second tooth is nearly, almost, kind of just as good as a first tooth. So when there was a great catterwhauling from the bathroom and I ran in to much wailing and garbled stories about swimming practice and wayward flailing legs and saw Amy holding her mouth with blood everywhere and saying 'my tooth! my tooth!' just as I pulled the plug I threw her a towel and raced to reinstate the plug and trawl the water for the tooth. Nothing. I was just wondering whether the chewing gum on a string down the plughole would actually work when Amy managed to choke out that she was holding her tooth in her hand.
and so we ended up with this:
Tears gone in seconds and much speculation about the tooth fairy and whether she would be able to whistle now and whether this latest dental adventure would make apple eating easier or more difficult than it has been with a wobbly tooth.
but also this:
A very sad and sorry big sister who needed a lot more convincing that everything really would be all right and that despite the admittedly a little scary amount of blood she hadn't actually broken her sister's tooth but that, yes, pair swimming in the bathtub is probably something we should reconsider.
And I think that about sums it up.
Here's to a happy, healthy, harmonious and drama-free life, or at least rest of the year anyway!