Making Plans

Nell: You know when I was running through my plans for the next few days in the activity field?

Me: Is that what you were doing?

Nell: Yes. Why?

Me: Dave was the only one listening.

Nell: Exactly. Poppy took no notice at all and when I asked Harriet to pay attention she smiled and walked away.

Me: Thank goodness for our Big Brave Beautiful Boy.

Nell: Even David wasn’t really listening. You could see he just wanted to run off and play.

Me: To be honest, Nell, I’m on his side. The whole reason for going to the field was to let you all stretch your legs and have a run.

Nell: They can do both.

Me: They can sit and listen at home. Let them have some fun without barking orders at them all the time.

Nell: I wasn’t barking and it was only for a few minutes.

Me: You know what I mean. We oldies like to stop for a while and catch our breath but Dave and Harriet are still young. They want to gallop around.

Nell: And Poppy?

Me: Poppy is a free spirit.

Nell: Poppy will be 9 in June.

Me: I know, and you will be 10 in March.

Nell: Don’t remind me.

Me: Talking of birthdays. You know I sort of missed out on mine because of Kev’s operation?

Nell: We extended it.

Me: I didn’t celebrate properly with my sisters though, so we are doing it this weekend.

Nell: Oh Lordy.

Me: Saturday is lasagne and games and Sunday is roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

Nell: Does Poppy know?

Me: Of course. We worked it all out at The Birthday Weekend Planning Session.

Nell: You had a planning session without me?

Me: Just joking.

Nell: You had better be.

Me: Sorry.

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