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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

a walk, some puddles, and how to wear a frisbee this season

Having got over the sleep disturbances (by way of a five day zombie impression with a temperature over 40°) Smiler has been making the most of the school holiday.  Today we all went for a lovely healthy walk in the sunshine - you know when it seems like a good idea but then you realise all over again how utterly unfit you are?  That.


I'm really proud of how much walking he did actually - he found a "cutie" rock (don't ask me - I have no idea how a rock can be cute,  but apparently it was) that kept him occupied for a while,  and there's always the distraction of Eli of course.  Eli spent a very enjoyable five minutes searching everywhere for the frisbee, completely unable to work out what we were laughing at - he was, in fact, wearing the frisbee.


Noah tripped over a stick and landed flat out on the floor, then ten minutes later Petal tripped over thin air and landed flat on her bum - she absolutely did not forgive any of us for laughing at her,  but it made a nice change from helping Smiler up from the ground! 


Smiler was shattered and back in his chair before we were on our way back home,  but it was great to see him interested in the world around him again.  When he gets ill he really goes for it, and there's a strange atmosphere around the house when he's silent and Mr Manley and I are both exhausted from taking turns staying up to watch him.  I blank out what goes on almost - I know Carol and I filmed our presentation for the Bristol Parent Carers event, Noah and Petal got to school and back each day, Eli got walked and fed, but the details just don't stay in my brain.   Maybe just as well.  Anyway, Smiler is back in the land of the living, so Mr Manley and I get to join him - woo hoo!  Til next time anyway.

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7 comments:

  1. Oh dear sorry to hear that he has been unwell, but great to hear he is feeling better. I love to get some fresh air after we have been poorly, it just feels so much nicer than normal!

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    1. You're right - it does! I think brains must need fresh air. Even though he doesn't have much stamina and feel asleep as soon as we got home he enjoyed being out, and it gave everyone a chance to burn off some energy! Thank you for stopping by Steffi, I really appreciate you taking a moment to say hi!
      Lucas

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  2. Sounds like Smiler has been quite poorly and that this outing was much needed by you all. Great to hear he is back enjoying the world around him again and interacting with you all. A bit of fresh air is good for you all and the frisbee made me laugh. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

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    1. Thank you Fiona - I don't think we realised how much we needed it until we got out! Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated.
      Lucas

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  3. Love the idea of a cute rock! Eli with the frisbee is so cute! I hope Smiler will get well soon. We are feeling poorly too last week but is feeling wee bit better today =) #countrykids

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    1. Smiler was certainly very taken with it - he even waved as we left it behind! Glad you're doing better too - so much going around at the moment, and Smiler always seems to struggle that last week of term too!
      Lucas

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  4. Lovely to hear that there were giggles. I must agree, that a rock can be all kinds of cute:-)

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