• The Chef got her second vaccine. Fortunately the same week as she had some use-em-or-lose-em holidays to fill with naps.
  • I took a shorter week too and we spent Monday playing on the beach. First coast trip of the year with all the March classics; Fish and chips, ice cream, "cool dude" glasses, five layers, giving the Stella drinkers a wide berth, sandcastles, splodging.
  • Everyone in the immediate family is vaccinated (bar me). We're on for a less worrisome return to nursery after Easter. Even when she licks another child, she shouldn't kill her grandparents.
  • Piglet is ready for it. She's started treating her toys as friends, saying "hello", "I love you" and asking to hold their hands.
  • Less sweet is the Birth of the Tantrum. Puce-faced, tears streaming and riots of, "No no no no no no" at the suggestion that she put clothes on before she goes out.
  • In between those poles, she's a victim to rhythm. If a song comes on the radio that she digs during a meal it's a straight, "Bib off. Dancing"
  • I gave up working from the kitchen cabinet and switched the office and library round. Now we've an office big enough to avoid neck strain and a small enough library to justify calling it a reading nook. We've no chair or shelves, so it looks like a haunted bookshop with a beanbag nestled amidst the piles of literature of dubious quality.
  • Celebrated the switch by taking Friday off too. We went for a very, very cold walk around the Rising Sun. Despite the polar temperatures, we figured ice cream was still in order. There was no ice cream. Then a horse nibbled Piglet. It was time to come home and have pizza instead.
  • I've noticed Piglet's bilingualism has led to a more patient persistence than a typical toddler. If she feels she's not getting attention, she'll switch language and try again.
  • I still can't touch my toes without cheating.
  • We went to A Different Park today. It was almost like going on holiday. They even had a trampoline built into the ground. And I got my ice cream.

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