Friday, June 22, 2007

The Downside

to Owls in your garden & Parenthood:

Whilst it is very nice watching owls every evening it isn't so nice watching them eat Their parents have been around for the past two nights & are giving them fresh food to feast on & I really haven't enjoyed watching them tear their prey/dinner to pieces. I could always avert my eyes of course but them I might miss a short flight to another tree & they're so beautiful to watch. Plus they're being VERY noisy tonight but still I'd prefer to hear birds making a racket their our ex-neighbours with their arguments & stereos blaring.

We also had it confirmed today that DD won't be able to go on her school trip which takes place the week after her cast is due to be removed & involves abseiling, rock climbing & canoing which is just perfect for my sports mad daughter. Of course she didn't strop at the nurse who told her this ('quick' visit to the hospital as cast is smashed underneath) but saved the full vent for me whilst I was negotiating rush hour city traffic. Even the promise of Rock Climbing lessons with the refund of the trip didn't work as apparently she prefers Abseiling but I don't know of a local facility that provides it.

However the Fun Run to raise money for her football club is happening due to the loan of a wheelchair organised by our Doctors Surgery. Early on Sunday morning: That'll be fun!


Aknita said...

Daughters do improve with age - honestly.

Bless your dd, she must be so frustrated, it's hard for you too having to take the full force of her frustration :(

She WILL appreciate you one day!

Laughingrat said...

That must be so frustrating for her--she'll probably eventually feel better about it and enjoy her lessons, but for now it must feel like the end of the world. :(

I hear you about the owls. I have a serious fondness in my heart for little furry creatures (I have pet rats, after all!), and it would be just about impossible to watch owls eat their supper. I like owls very much, too--I like all creatures, for the most part--but I'd have to not be around while they ate.