The night you were in hospitalOn Thursday midday we got a message from Mellisa to say you weren’t well. I gave the standard “Give her some Calpol and let’s see how she goes”. Half an hour later, things weren’t going so well – you were shivering (but not in the fever sense), and you couldn’t walk in a straight line. We went to the paed practice (our paed was away, but we saw a wonderful doc in his place). You were crying and crying, and I’ve never seen you so miserable.
The first day of schoolLast week you embarked on one of the first of your big firsts – your first day of playschool. We dropped you off, and I tried to be so brave, and not let my tears make a mark on a sunny tear that held no anxiety or discomfort for you. I tried, but the moment I walked through those gates, the tears that I had been filling up my eyes were unleashed. I could smile, and remain calm, and not let my sadness become yours, but the tears rolled. And rolled.
This week, you were so excited for your first “real” cricket match. It was riveting for a few reasons: you love cricket, you were ecstatic to make the team, and it was your first “real” game, having moved on from mini-cricket matches that you played in grades one and two. Also, it was an away match, which means you were going to be bussed there and back. And in full kit too – pads, helmet, gloves and the ball box (is there a better way to say this? Protector? Guard?).
@katjanechild@laurencohen@TimesLIVE I’m not sure we are going to “agree” here. I have always and still do respect you as a health journo (not being sarcastic), and expected a better rounded, less opinion, less sensationalist piece
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Selecting a term
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