I wasn’t actually intending to post here today, but Pudding and I had such a nice surprise this morning that I had to.
It was one of those mornings where we got back from the school run and Pudding flitted from one toy to the next in a seamless flow. I tried to shoehorn in a little bit of teaching – ‘Yes, it’s a car, a RED car’ – in between avoiding getting hit, but after a while I looked at the clock and had one of those heart-sink moments when I saw it was only 9.15. (My fault. I was too tired to keep up the enthusiasm after another evening out. I know, get me!) After countless demands for TV or food, I gave in and got the tablet out. Even that wasn’t too successful as it kept stopping.
Then I heard the creak of our gate and a knock on the side door. Our lovely infusion nurse had been walking her dog past our road and decided to call in and see us. Pudding was over the moon as he adores meeting animals. He was given charge of the lead and spent a happy ten minutes wandering around the garden with her, shouting ‘doggy!’ constantly. Simple pleasures!
And then at gym club, for the second week running, he sat down through most of the register without me needing to hold onto him. How well a day can turn out after the most unpromising start!
(And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the 15th – more awareness posts to follow in the next few days.)