I can tell that you're all crying over Sam's hair, but the boy could not see! He had this perpetual one-eyed look, like a sheepdog. And he's enjoying telling everyone how traumatized he is, he hasn't curled up in a ball and refused to go to school or anything.
In other very major (and slightly unfair, in light of certain haircuts) news, Chas has a new pet. We had to get up very very early on Saturday morning, after several days of research and discussion (that boy can discuss non-stop when he gets going). Chas said "GET UP! The shop opens at ten!"
"We have to get ready!"
"Chasbo, it's six-thirty"
"Yes. Well. We have to have breakfast, and everything."
Three hours later, we were standing outside the store, shivering and wondering if maybe they sometimes open early. At three minutes past ten, Chas signed the Animal Purchase Register and became the owner of a 33cm long Carolina Corn Snake.
Chas has wanted a pet snake for ever. No,really, FOR EVER.
So, we've named him Schrödinger. It's better than 'Houdini', because it starts with an 'S'!
He eats defrosted baby mice, and Chas adores him. Me, I'm just happy he's not a tarantula. Really.
AND, Chas had his first day at his new school today (seems weird to start at the end of the school year, but the headmaster wanted him to get settled BEFORE next term), and everything is amazing and wonderful and some of the other boys are nerds but even they are nice, and the teachers are really really nice, and the school has such cool amazing stuff and it's awesome.
First day joy. I am happy and relieved!
We're enjoying having my mum visiting, and beginning to look forward to the Summer Holidays. Six weeks to go!
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