“blah blah medical medical, and Jodie, you need to rest”
“Do you know how to do that ?………….it looks a lot like stopping.”
So here I am at home, its pouring with rain and I have stopped. I have stopped cooking and cleaning and housework and shopping and visiting.
Last week when I was not-stopped, I taught a sweet little bunch of loons at Millrose Cottage. I was going to apologise for the bad photos, as we rushed outside and squished under the canopy out of the rain..but in fact, these photos show exactly what the day was like.
Four of the looniest, most fun girls – all sewing and laughing and eating lollies while their mums helped and chatted and ate a few lollies as well. I know I must have lucked in again with these kids. There was not a whinge nor a pout for the whole day (and only one little loon that needed a band-aid).They sewed and it made me feel so good when they offered each other advice and when they reminded themselves to backtack. They didn’t raise an eyebrow when I introduced the Precision-Sewing-Instrument-of-Utmost-Importance, nor when I told them the story of the biggest butt in the world.
Do you know the thing that surprises me…Of all the stuff I do – like a day job and being a ‘designer’ and yes making a selvedge frock and everything else.
This, hanging out with these kids, is the thing that makes me nod quietly to myself and think…yep… This is a good thing to do.
Thankyou my little loons – you make me so happy.
(and presents for the teacher are definitely not encouraged but loved !)