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Sunday, August 14, 2011

As Ogden Nash once wrote:

To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

It's why I'm generally so quiet. I think it also explains why this attempt at constructive criticism didn't go down too well...

I should have used my assertive non-verbals instead.

But despite Amelie's success in putting a brave (and remarkably cheerful) face on the sadness, I did indeed have to go home today. You can't be an absent father if you're going to stick around beyond Sunday teatime. So I drove back to Brighton late this afternoon, leaving Lisa and Amelie at my parents' until Wednesday. I've left them a paddling pool and a laptop, so they should be ok.

Before departing, we sat down as a family and watched our wedding DVD from last year, which I successfully edited into a 28-minute edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride of a movie last weekend. It made Lisa wistful for her teeth, but despite that, the film garnered at least one positive review from a member of the audience. Amelie declared it "very good after all", whilst failing to hide her surprise. She then insisted we watch it again. I'm not sure if she's an incurable romantic, or a glutton for punishment.


Lisa said...

She's a glutton for most things.

Dave said...

I spot another family resembalnce.

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jon the bassist said...

Gluttony is alright, just as long as you dont over do it

Phil's Mum said...

Am did actually say it was a very good programme after all.  I think she thought it had been specially filmed for HER - perhaps it had!