Sunday, October 07, 2007

Getting back to normal

, originally uploaded by Teacher Dude's BBQ.

I finally got rid of the sling and am now mobile thanks to Italy's most wonderful export (after food and designers); the Vespa. This means I can risk life and limb in a more conventional way by travelling to lessons ala scooter rather than taking photos.

Also now that I feel more relaxed I can enjoy the time I spend with Lydia more,even if she fusses over me and keeps on asking which arm hurts. As if in sympathy she now keeps me up to date with the catalogue of the daily bumps and bruises that being eight seems to entail.

After much thought I decided that I wouldn't lie to her about what happened to me and I think this has caused her some consternation. On the other hand, I think kids pick up on such lies pretty quickly and this just leads to greater worries as they imagine the worst.


deviousdiva said...

Glad to hear you are recovering, TD.

I also think it's better to be honest with our kids. When I broke my wrist and went to have the cast removed, the kid was only three, so I hadn't really thought to tell him what they were going to do ie use a saw to chop off the plaster. He thought they were chopping off my hand! So frightening.

(This only happened because there is no such thing as privacy in the hospital where I was treated so the door kept swinging open and all the people waiting outside got a good look in!)

dorapap said...

It's nice to hear you're getting better!
I haven't talked to you lately so I got a bit worried!!
Say hi to Lydia from us!