Yesterday was daughter's Sports Day. I was not teaching in the afternoon so I begged not to be put on a cover lesson and was lucky enough to be able to attend and cheer her on (they got me for cover today instead).
She tried her best. She had fun. She got a lot of "Well done" stickers for her efforts.
At the end she asked me,
"Why didn't I come first in anything, mummy?"
"Because you inherited your mummy's sporting genes, sweetheart"
...lives in Manchester, UK. Has full-time job, 11 year old daughter and a football obsessed husband. Tries to maintain her sanity by singing in a renowned choir in spare time. Would like to have it all: fulfilling career, well adjusted child, perfect marriage and beautiful home. So far has achieved stressful job as teacher, demanding daughter, 22 years of marriage and an old house that needs constant maintenance.
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