31 July 2012
3.5 Timeouts Tuesday
Kids are not happy edition.
Younger was sad this morning. I don't know why. I took her into the kitchen to help me make breakfast. I find there are few problems in this life that cannot be helped by the liberal application of bacon.
Elder is feeling what it means to be raised in a poor, white trash family. She is hoping to meet up with her best friend in August, but is also dreading the meeting. Her friend has been studying French in Quebec this summer, and went camping in the Gaspe region. She also went whale watching in the gulf of the St Lawrence. She is going to have wonderful tales of what she has done this summer. Elder, on the other hand, thinks a trip to Kingston and visiting Fort Henry, or travelling up north for a weekend of fishing, or farther north to the Canadian shield and Science North and other things simply does not compare. Even if I were to take Elder to the Gaspe or to watch whales and whatnot, it still wouldn't be enough, because when she tells her friend, the friend's reaction will be along the lines of "been there, done that."
Frodo veers wildly from being outrageously happy to being inconsolably sad. Little cuss has a mean, rotten temper, too. I don't know where he gets that from. *cough*.
There is no .5 kid to be unhappy, so I am grateful for that.