A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. ~ Bernard Meltzer.
Time always slips away faster than we like & despite only seeing our friends briefly every 2 years the rest of life does not go on hold while they are here ~ not that Ditz isn't trying! She is having a more social time than usual. Boys her friends may be, & as they grow up Ditz has been dismayed to find they do not see eye to eye with her on fundamental things, but they are still good friends & manage to get along without squabbles & slights.
Yesterday my friend & I sent both lots of kids across the sea to the movies in Ditz's more than capable hands. They were going to bus in but at the last minute Liddy went too & drove everyone, which I'm sure was less fun but much nicer given the weather was deteriorating fast & becoming totally misery making. They saw the Karate Kid, which Ditz seems to think wasn't worth her hard earned cash, but her choice.
As for Liddy, I am joking that she is sleeping here but we haven't seen too much of her. She is rushing round catching up with church activities & all her various friends. She will return to work at the end of the week for a rest! There is so much coming & going the cats are in a state of constant anxiety & I am overwhelmed with furry love after doing something as ordinary & harmless as dropping someone down to the boat.
Today, however, is a school day & Ditz will not be happy. Her maths has arrived. Worse, having assured the child this is the last year we have to do math I have now been informed it is compulsory for years 11 & 12 as well. When did this change? There must be some way round this. Ditz & I will never manage another 2 years! And as I never tire of pointing out her everyday math skills are excellent. She is the one who works out the cost on sale items & which way to buy offers better value for money. It is the abstract stuff we come apart so spectacularly on & I have ditched plans to do a course in logic given both Ditz & I have no use for algebra. We will try negotiation first, then if that fails we'll see what stubbornness will achieve. I will be so happy when we are done with Ditz's formal education & she can get on with what she does so well: Living Life.