Friends in High Places

I put the book from Mary next to the book from Eleanor on one of the high shelves. It makes me very happy to have them sitting there side by side like that. They are next to the Colour Yourself Calm book that I haven't started yet and several depressing books that I insisted on reading to the children. I only discovered just how depressing they are when we we got to the ends of the stories and my throat was tightening and I was trying not to cry and C and JW were in tears snuggled next to me. A cosy picture if viewed from outside by someone looking in but a wretched grief-wracked desolation felt by those of us inside listening to the story. With me cursing myself for choosing a book that meant I had to explain Sudden Infant Death Sydrome to my 7 and 8 old daughters at bedtime. Thank heavens Sweetie was too tired and had taken himself off to bed before we got to that bit. They'll sit safely on that shelf until I have fortified my constitution enough to put myself through that again.
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I am going to take the colouring book and the pencils off the shelf tonight and pack them into my suitcase. Mr Duyvken and I are off on a very big adventure tomorrow. Just the two of us heading off for a week on our own before he meets up with his mates for some cycling. I will miss the little duyvkens but opportunities like this don't come along very often so we're grabbing it with both hands. I will let you know if the book really does induce calm.
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Mary said…
I love our books sitting side by side. And wishing you a blissful time witb Mr D.
Mary said…
I love our books sitting side by side. And wishing you a blissful time witb Mr D.

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