Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Crashes And Creches

Haven't posted for a few days and there's a good reason for that. The computer has had the wobbles but it seems to have regained its composure now. A couple of virtual Alka Seltzers did the trick.

However, during the 'downtime', I have to admit to having more than a passing thought about dumping Microsoft. There are options out there you know and they don't all cost a fortune. In fact, for all you techy grandparents, can I introduce you to Ubuntu? A free, yes FREE, operating system that you might try loading on to an older machine before passing it on to your grandchildren.

On the family front, we've been doing our regular pitching in. Nothing quite like the domestic reality of assisting with 18 week old twins and a toddler under three years to test your resolve. On Tuesday of this week there was moment when I was torn between running, screaming from the building or quietly accepting the onset of middle-age madness.

Things had started well enough with our two year old granddaughter dancing around the lounge to her favourite Disney songs. The noise and movement then built in layers. Not content with dancing, our terpsichorean toddler was giving us a running commentary on the somewhat complex relationships her Peter Pan figures were experiencing. Then the twins really went for it in an 'anything you can do, I can do better' sort of way. Our daughter gamely juggled pre-feed nappy changes with bottle warming, while we juggled the babies. All we needed at this point was someone to enter the room banging a base drum.........although, in fairness, we probably wouldn't have noticed it.

© 2009, copyright Martin T. Hodges

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