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A Letter to Poffertje

Posted by Mummy Dearest on Aug-12-2002

Hi Poffertje-

yes, I did slink off under the cover of darkness- what a wretch I am ! And the trip back- while going quite smoothly , considering it was just me and the kids and 6 very large suitcases- simply knocked the stuffing out of me.

As I had predicted, Dad kept us very busy. What-o-what is hotter than Alabama in July ? The gulf coast of Florida ! I have never been so hot- I simply don’t know how you do it . Do you simply stay inside until the fall ? Holland greeted me back with the weather of my dreams : 18 degrees and rain.

But I ramble, back to our trip. So, while The Father was there ( and we had a car), Dad kept us very busy. And once The Father left, I spent most of my time trying to get the kids to adapt to Dad’s routine- which was VERY difficult as he and Grandma get up at 4.30 am. I won’t go into any details here but must wonder : why do men insist upon napping on the living room couch, making normal life in a household utterly impossible ?

I was surprised though that it went so well- having three noisy kids in their home for a month.

So how are you and your charming family doing ? The Baby was pretty well potty trained but since we returned has taken to her diaper again. Oh well. The Father is taking next week off to help me through the last week of ‘school vacation’ God, how I hate ‘school vacation’. Spending my days followed by a Greek chorus of three chanting ‘There’s nothing to do. There’s nothing to do’.

Do tell-

mummy dearest

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