(Though nobody actually has it.)
07:22 Lindsay adopts the Medusa look today. Crazy, unkempt hair. It reflects her life at the moment.
08:36 Lindsay’s excited. She’s finally ordered some new toothbrush heads. She’s not sure when she became sadder than she already was.
09:01 Lindsay looks like a fool, standing on the beach, playing with balls, while Frankie hides behind rocks.
09:03 Lindsay stops to pick up a brooch partially buried in the sand. It’s a pattern made by a lugworm.
10:30 Ian phones Lindsay to ask when she can take him to work.
“Now!! Right now! I’m on my way!”
10:36 Lindsay is being dragged along by a stupid Springer, with a full poo bag in one hand and a throwing stick in the other. It reminds her of going for a walk with toddler Joel.
11:05 Lindsay and Frankie arrive back to an empty house. Well, there are three wastes of space, oxygen thieves upstairs but they won’t count for the next few hours.
13:06 Lindsay checks Ian’s location. It makes her happy when she’s sees he’s so far away.
13:35 Lindsay needs to remember that, just because she’s too deaf to hear herself be very unladylike, others can still hear.
14:04 This home learning has been an eye opener for Lindsay. She didn’t realise teachers worked so hard.
14:23 Lindsay wishes her memory was as fantastic as her forgetfulness.
15:11 It turns out Lindsay has been napping on Joel’s Poetry Anthology booklet. As least someone is using it.
15:15 Joel lands in the kitchen.
“Mam, did you call my name?”
“Why on earth would I do that?”
15:29 Lindsay discovers she can still fit her right foot in her mouth. Boredom has reached new heights.
16:09 Lindsay giggles as she does something to annoy OCD Ian. Well, something different from the usual things she does. Like breathing.
16:26 Lindsay reads feedback from one of Joel’s teachers. She’s in shock that he’s submitted some work.
16:50 Lindsay tries cleaning out her ears. She’s dribbling everywhere and she hasn’t even had a drink yet.
17:49 The maternal instinct finally kicks in and Lindsay starts preparing tea without waiting for the kids to appear malnourished and dehydrated at the bottom of the stairs.
18:11 Lindsay then decides to treat Ian with some homemade fried rice. Until she remembers it’s to go with Indian. She throws some mushrooms in and calls it pilau.
18:34 Joel asks Lindsay when his dad will be home and is shocked by her reply.
“Hopefully not at all?”
“I did not say that.”
Lindsay wonders if Joel is a mind reader.
Read what happened yesterday on Day 55