Friday, March 7, 2008

Result!

Thank you to all my Blogging friends who have offered such sterling advice regarding my flat-pack drama - I get so cross that I'm not as strong as I think I am, and it obviously stops me thinking things through in a logical fashion. Anyway, just as I was prepared to open the flat-pack and carry it in piecemeal, an offer of help came from my next-door neighbours. They offered their strapping young son, and we then enlisted the extra help of the tree-surgeons who have been pruning our local trees this week. The result was that the offending article was carried in with ease and deposited in my hallway.

The tree-surgeons, who come around once a year, are very helpful chaps and this year have also given my Cherry tree a short back and sides (at my request). I happened to spot them yesterday and asked if they would be prepared to cut back said tree, and they were more than happy to oblige - for a small fee. Great for me because I've been meaning to get around to it for the last three years. I asked them to be especially careful around the pond, in case my frogspawn was disturbed - not sure if frogspawn has feelings, but I didn't want to take any chances with my future little froglets.

After this frantic start, I drove to Dorking to spend the day with Daughter and Grandson. Daughter and I had lunch and then collected Grandson from Nursery. He came running up to us with a big scratch down one cheek - and of course it had all been documented by the staff. Apparently another little boy had scratched him in an attempt to get out into the garden first. Grandson was perfectly OK about this, and said that the other little boy had apologized. I must say, they deal with these things in a very organized way, and the children do learn that there is no action without a reaction. A good lesson in life I suppose. Daughter has also had a letter to confirm that Grandson has a place at Primary School for September. Good news, I guess, but I remember waving goodbye to my two on their first days at Big School, and I wouldn't be in her shoes for anything. Oh, the mangled tissues and heartrending sobs - and that was just me!

9 comments:

Donna said...

SO happy you found a strapping youth to help out!! I know they exist...somewhere. I also remember dropping off the babies at school...now That was a heavy "load" to bear!!lol
Have fun today Sweetheart...

Dusty Spider said...

Glad you got some help. I could do with a couple of pruners myself. Don't seem to have time to get into the garden at the moment. First day of school is really tough, especially for Mum! Take care. Flick x

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi Donna, yes that was a relief! And as for Grandson going to school, it's just too soon:) Hugs xx

Hi Flick, thanks for popping over - I'm not doing much in the garden either - waiting for it to warm up. M xx

the mother of this lot said...

Every single one of this lot trooped into school without a backward glance. I went home and cried all day. Every time.

ExpatKat said...

first school day is always hard. Done it 3 times in 3 countries. Totally overwhelmed the last time I did it (you'd have thought I'd got used to it by now) but couldn't get over the feeling that I was abandoning my kids to strangers in a strange country. Cried all the way home.

aims said...

Now to get the thing put together...

Casdok said...

Big school! Its just so....big!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I'v cried and agonised over children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren now and it doesn't get any easier. But back to now - you've been tagged. Come on over and read all about it.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

Hi The Mother... it's so hard on us isn 't it? And just another step for them! M xx

Hi Expatkat, thanks for your visit and your comments - it's even harder in a foreign land, I'm sure.
I'll come and visit you, if I may.
M xx

Hi aims, as ever, finger on the button. Yes, I'm waiting for Bill the Handyman to come and be handy! M xx

HI Casdok - yes, it must seem so very Big to them. They're so brave when they're so little! M xx

Hi RAC, well, I'm trying not to agonise, but I know it will be really hard.
I'll be over soon to see what this tagging is. Thanks. M xx