Friday, 19 April 2013


It’s the run up to exams and it’s important not to distract Perran and Carenza so we’re keeping social life low-key.  We need to support our children in every way possible, so when the ancient computer that Carenza uses finally ground to a halt, Nigel said, “You know what, we were always going to buy her a laptop for going to Uni – I guess we’ll just be getting it a little earlier.”

Nothing was going to stand in the way of her revision. 

And then the new laptop arrived.

We got home after a day out with friends to find the hard disk brimming with selfie photos of Perran and Carenza running the gamut of silly expressions.  How long did they spend…?

Last night, returning home from a church group, we couldn’t find the twins anywhere. 

It turned out they had taken the new laptop up to Carenza’s room and were following a pilates video on Youtube. They looked up happily from the floor.

“See what Perran can do with his legs.  Nope, not me.  I don’t even bend there.”

“I’m really glad to see you doing some exercises.  But…um…how long have you been doing this?”

“Not long! Not long!” (exchange of shifty glances).

Shutting the door behind us, I said to Nigel, “You know what we’ve gone and done, don’t you?”

“Yep.  We’ve provided a massive distraction.”