Sunday, September 12, 2010

Anticipation

Having small children in the house is not my favourite thing and I certainly wasn't looking forward to it this week end. When you're not looking forward to something, it can often happen that it is not as bad as you thought it was going to be. The kids were pretty good, really, and apart from putting grubby fingerprints all over the windows, and requiring a two and a half hour clean-up once they were gone, it was really ok.

The reverse of not looking forward to something, then finding what you were dreading is not as bad as you thought, is when you really look forward to something and it isn't as good as you were anticipating. Like when you're a kid and you're hanging out for your birthday and then you get so over-hyped that you lose the plot, get told off and feel miserable!!

Not that there's any rule about any of this. Looking forward with anticipation to a big overseas trip (something I love to do), and I'm never disappointed. Sometimes I think that the reality can't match the hype, but it always does. I thought the Leaning Tower of Pisa would be over-familiar, and wouldn't have much impact on me. I was completely wrong - the lean on that tower was completely insane.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Emma's totally absorbed in her writing. Egg is still getting a pen from his pencil case. Britt is wandering around with an apple. Harry is waving at her. Alan is typing one fingered on his iPad. Egg is in his desk again, now he;s testing pens, now he's looking for one in the found property box. Corbin, Kale and Hadley are watching him. Hadley is looking around, doing nothin g. Kale is watching Lucy who it seems has found a pen and is now giving it to Egg who thanks Lucy. Lucy has her paper and pen and is comfortably camouflaged amongst the rest of the kids. Britt is getting her stuff out of Harry's desk. Harry is clearly enjoying the break. Ollie is watching Harry and Britt. Maddy is wondering what to write about. She now has her head almost on the desk in sleeping position. Kennedy is writing, writing. The same people seem to like using their books / laptops. Kale, Egg and Hadley prefer to sit on the chairs , on the benches in the pool room.