1) When you arrive at the till and discover that the item you planned to buy is actually half the marked price. That. 🙂
2) A migraine descends and my vision goes weird. I’m very grateful to have two responsible children as I have retire to my bed for a while to await the effects of the drugs kicking in.
3) Once a month, the children are requested to perform a “resilience” task as part of their homework. The concept behind this seems to be to encourage them to become more independent.
Today, after serious discussion, we decided that their task would be to walk to the shop together (about a ten minute walk) and then to buy a packet of biscuits (we didn’t need bread or milk!). This was all timed to coincide with K walking past the shop on his way back from the train, and then they would all walk home together.
It was all good, until they got to the shop and discovered it was closed owing to a power failure! Still, given another of the “resilience” tasks is “coping with frustrating situations”, and we figured they’d handled the whole thing extremely well, I think we can safely mark that particular piece of homework as “done” 🙂 .