- What has she done?
- What has she said?
- Where has she thrown up?
- Which part of her is bleeding?
- What has someone else's child done to her?
Fortunately, this week's bout of terror turned out to be none of the above. Instead, she was having an attack of end-of-term-itis, coupled with being a touch oversensitive to the needs of a tv character. We've had a good old chat, and done the whole "no secrets" and "you can tell mummy anything" conversations, as well as giving her a mental list of other people she can talk to if she doesn't want to tell me. I'm as happy as I can be that there's nothing more serious going on than just being in need of a week's break and the chance to wear a princess outfit every day.
|Katie Morag - Who does not need to leave Struay, tears or no tears.|
But be honest with me here. Am I the only person who gets that fear go through them when the teacher wants a "quick word". Even when the teacher is considerably younger than you? I still feel like I'm going to get detention, told to write out "I must not pull faces in assembly" 100 times, and have a letter sent to my mum. It's amazing how school never quite leaves you, isn't it?