Tuesday, 7 October 2008

A Muesli Post

I was up early, at The Boy's insistence. We sat on the sofa; me bleary of eye and fuzzy of head, him raring to go. "Bugsla," he kept saying. "Bugsla," more earnest every time. I eventually worked out that he was saying A Bug's Life. It took me so long I actually agreed to let him watch it. Come on, it was 6am, not a time for wholesome activities like puzzles.

I ate muesli. He had three bowls of porridge. Goldilocks came downstairs at 7.30 and then the day really began, with getting dressed and packing morning tea and packing ourselves off to nursery, where I was helping out for the morning. 

I washed paint brushes, and made "Ooh, lovely" noises about the children's artwork. One little girl said to another: "I'm not playing with you today, I'm playing with her instead." I told her that wasn't very nice at all. She looked at me as if she could not give a toss what I thought.

We went home and ate pasta. The Australian made me a delicious coffee on our delicious-coffee-machine.

We played Barbies, and vets, and shops, and farms with dingoes and koalas and platypuses. I wondered if it was correct to say platypi, or platypus-plural, or platypodes. Then I stopped wondering and cooked the tea. 

They ate, they jumped off every piece of furniture while I shouted "Someone will get hurt." Someone got hurt. We went upstairs and did pyjamas and teeth and stories and cuddles. I sang "Truly Scrumptious". They went to sleep.

And then I came downstairs and signed the contract for my novel! 

It's not every day...

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Sasch said...

You are just too cool for skool! Congrats babe! xx

Nik's Blog said...

Yay! Huge congrats from me too.

Nik X

Claire said...

Huge congrats (not only on the making it through the day from 6am onwards but also on the contract thingy).

Anne Brooke said...

Many congrats indeed.



Poppy said...

Yay - brilliant day (in all ways)!!!!!!!

Mum'sTheWord said...

Thank you, Sasch, Nik, Claire, Anne and Poppy!

Ross said...

Sounds like the most wonderfulst day. Congratulations, Ms Book-deal-person.

Sarah said...


(That girl at the nursery should not behave so haughtily towards a famous writer.)

Sarah said...

I hope three bowls of porridge won't do to him what they did to Elvis.

Congratulations, by the way.

Davy said...

YAY - well done Em I'm flippin well chuffed for ya :D

Also wanted to say I think you'd make a GREAT Truly Scrumptious. I 'appened to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the other day and have learnt most of the routines so think I could make a fairly passable Dick Van Dyke =D

Okay maybe not. But congrats anyway and keep it truly, honestly, very scrumptious ;)


pierre l said...

Well done, re the contract.

Mum'sTheWord said...

Thank you Ross, Sarah (twice!), Davy and Pierre.

Davy, I look forward to playing the Scrumptious to your Dyke.