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Goes something like this.

“watch Peppa Pig for a bit will you please? I have some important work to do”
“MUMMY! LOOK! WE SAW THIS ONE LAST WEEK!!!!”

“oh”
“mummy. Can I talk to you about anything?”
“Yes.”
“Mummy. I need to read a book”
“go for it, choose one and we’ll read it when I’ve finished this bit of work”
“Have you finished yet?”
“no.”
“now?”
“No.”
“Mummy. Have you finished now?”
“NO.”

“Mummy, have you finished yet?”
“Almost”
“Now?” (whimpers)
“OOH LOOK! BARRY SCOTT!!”

H now distracted by Cillit Bang advert, I feel like I’m entering hell, distracting my child with Barry Scott.

“Mummy have you finished now?”
gives up in a kind of ‘I’ll come back to it in 30 minutes mode’

30 minutes later, I can’t actually do any work as H is asleep on me. Gives up.

30 more minutes
“mummy, I’m hungry”

repeat to fade.

I did actually get a fair bit of work done. This was thanks to Mary Poppins and after me telling H the entire plot of the Wizard of Oz and why she might be a bit scared by it. She wasn’t convinced.

I’m tired.