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I sometimes wonder what it means for their development and futures that when told "I love you" Monstar Sibling says "I love you too" and Princess Sibling says "I know".

Generally then I remember that this is the kind of thing that only adults worry about, and probably isn't important at all.
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So, we're having another one of those hot days here, the type where I keep the fan on me at all times and have the icepack tied to my head.

It's fun. ^^

Christmas was delightful. I really did mean it when I called it my favourite holiday of the year. I bought lots of presents and ate too much and I had to work eight hours and I never even ended up putting up my own tree but ... it was wonderful. *sighs happily* There is just nothing better than seeing small children at Christmas, gaping at the enormous mound of presents under the tree, ripping into wrapping paper. I shall treasure Big Dan's face as he saw the present I bought him. His eyes and mouth were so round, and his voice dropped as he yelled out 'It's a TRAAAAAAIIIIINN!!! It's A TRAAAAAAIIIIINNNNN!!!!' over and over. I didn't see as I was at work but apparently he spent the rest of the day watching it go round and round and round. And then eventually he shoved it over and it broke.

Kids are awesome.

Monster and Princess loved their presents too, I'm glad to say. Even though Monster's plush was half the size of Princess's she was still jumping up and down, her face screwed up in pure pleasure, clutching the toy to her chest. Princess, of course, always has a bit more decorum either way, but the nice thing about Monster is that she really doesn't often compare her things to the other's.

I've finalised my plans for NYE, and am apparently going to Canberra. Awesome. We have also started to arrange birthday plans, and so far I will be having two visitors. Even MORE awesome. :D

I have to go clean now, as NYE plans have knocked out three potential cleaning days. *gulp* And get my gas sorted out. (It's coming on and off? This is possibly not a good thing?)

We're getting to the end of 2008 now. Only three days to go. I'm not sure whether to be excited or nervous. I think perhaps for now I shall just bask in the pleasure that is family and friends, and enjoy the overhang of Christmas.

And perhaps buy an icecream to counter this raging heat.

I'm not sure about the middle, but I'm really just loving the intro to this song right now. Fighting For My Love, by Nil Lara. Not so sure about the AMV, however. ^^


Dec. 11th, 2008 10:42 am
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Today feels like it will be a win day. Mostly because it will be short, then back to bed and sleep until work tonight! Yaaaay!

I think. ^^

Yesterday afternoon was delightful, with much of the running with the children and the eating of bbqs and the family time. I love having small siblings who delight at seeing me and whose only requirement from me is that I periodically throw them high into the air.

Of course, then lots of other children wanted to join in the game, and since the game basically involves running and chasing and throwing to the ground and tickling viciously, I always worry about what their parents will feel. Disturbingly, it mostly seems to be relief.

It is particularly ironic that the children flock to me when my basic stance on Little People is disinterest, with an option for frustrated loathing where necessary. And yet it is not only the running-catching game, but also the help-me-up/down-the-climbing-frame game, even when I make them say their pleases and thankyous, and the she-stole-my-pony adjudication, and the I-need-a-hug comforting. It is highly frustrating, and highly bizarre. I am not a children person. I like my children, because they are family, and they adore me, and they fear me, and they are mine. I rule them with an iron fist and they do absolutely everything they're told, and we love each other. I do not know how to deal with these raiding parties for affection.

So mostly I dispense whatever justice I see fit, and then ignore them.

They seem to accept that.

Today I am going out for lunch, though I know not yet where. It's an adventure! Wheeee! And we've (almost) confirmed LB as coming up in January, which bizarrely fills me with happy giggles. ^^ I have no plans for this get-together.

But I'm sure something will present itself.


And in final news I've finished up NCIS Season 4, of which I have ... mixed feelings. The ending was not really ... a big ending. Which is fine. After all, a big ending in the sense of Season 2 & 3 would be almost too emotionally draining. But for something that was sold as the 'Season of Secrets'? I would have expected a few more reveals or resolutions than just the obvious ones, and a little more furthering of plot than cramming in vague allusions into the last two episodes. Especially if what I've been spoiled for the fifth Season actually happens...

Nonetheless, there were some fun times in there. And I still absolutely adore Palmer. And I'm loving Gibbs Spoilers. )

And now to shower, and lunch! Huzzah!

This is an amazing song, both lyrically and musically. It's perfectly crafted so that the emphasised lines feel like a punch in the gut, and it's been buzzing around my head and on my playlist for days, if not weeks. And entertainingly, it keeps bringing me flashes of Sebastian in Brideshead Revisited. Fun times for all.


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