Don’t panic!

At the end of this glorious, uneven day, I’m told it’s Towel Day in homage to the wonderful Douglas Adams.

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The parkafterchildminder routine has been working really well through all of this week. Tonight the wheels fell off a bit. Teething and not having pooped for days, Monkey hadn’t eaten all day and I had neither a drink nor food about my person but hadn’t thought they would be needed as I expected to pick up both from the ice-cream man in residence. I also forgot to bring a book. It turned out to be windy in our little spot, there was no icecream man and monkey decided to attempt to do a bad-tempered poo under the swing, refusing to come out and popping out only to run over to me and tell me off about something. And I didn’t have a nappy with me. I finally got her out of the park with the promise of going to see daddy and get an ice-cream. I’m not sure which had more sway. When she decided to walk home backwards at a rate of a yard per ten minutes, daddy came to the rescue with books and a nappy and whisked us off to the pub. (THAT’S why I married him.) The cavalry is alive and well and looks like a Ford Focus.

So, at the pub whilst waiting for our (sadly mediocre) food, we changed Monkey’s nappy and occupied her with a table full of books. Et voila! Different child.

We consumed:

The Gingerbread Man

Monkey Puzzle

The Enormous Turnip

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