I’m sensing an unfair advantage cropping up in our correspondence. You go out into the world and mingle with entertaining teenagers, motivated teachers and random strangers. I sit at my desk and dream up funny stories about animals. And because I don’t want to write about those funny stories here (no spoilers!) and because I’m doing an awful lot of living in my head these days (a v.strange place indeed) – I don’t have much to tell you here, that you don’t already know.
So, I’m writing about our day today because it’s nice to clock these things up for posterity. Oh, and also for when you chuck a random hissy fit (hmm, like Monday…) Because today, as I was preparing to tie myself to my desk again (because I may or may not have a publisher interested in something – shhh!) you said – hey, Mum, why don’t you take a day off and we’ll go to the movies. No, dear reader, my child had not suddenly morphed from uber-nerd into mega-slacker overnight, she had a curriculum day.
Now this was weird for a few reasons:
- ordinarily you hate going to the movies and have to be bribed with popcorn and coke.
- it showed unusual compassion for your mother
- you were agreeable to seeing a ‘kid’s movie’ – ie. my choice.
So we trotted into town and saw The Jungle Book – which was reasonably entertaining. Ok, I nearly fell asleep once and I had a genuine heart-leaping out of my chest moment when She Carne pounced out of nowhere – but apart from these quite reasonable bugbears, it was an ok film. Don’t think I’d take little tackers to see it – way too scary for my liking!
Then we had lunch (again my choice – you allowed yourself to be dissuaded from Hi-Sushi) at the James St bakery. I ordered the chicken pie, embarrassed you by saying they could take the bread back – because I’m gluten free. Er, the pie’s not gluten-free said the waitress. Mm, I know – I tried to look a bit sheepish – I try to be gluten-free. You valiantly ate half the bread.
Then opp-shop and home to OG where we bought new trackie pants.
All in all, a bonding girlie day. Thank you!
Now back to the apes!