the stupid exams they make children here take at the age of 10/11 have irritated her, she fell out with some of her friends at playtime, her best friend (has been since the age of three) is leaving the country in the summer, SP is nervous about changing schools in the autumn and wonders if anyone will like her; I think she has some pre-teen hormonal stuff going on too. . .
Middle One, her former ally, gangs up against her, with The Teen; those two will be heartbreakers for sure when they grow up a bit, but in the meantime I don't want them breaking hers. . .
this evening I took her to see the former shoebox in the new abode, the Polish Five have transformed it - she is overjoyed! but on the way home from school, when we were chatting about her day in the car, she whispered the most beautiful thing to me:
"mum, you really know how to cheer me up"
that is one of the nicest things someone has said to me for a very very long time (you lovely lot being the exceptions to the rule) and it cheers me up immensely
I hope someone said something to you today that made your day, week, month. . . or maybe you said something special to someone in your life