Wednesday 24 July 2013
Every morning she would get herself up and dressed for school, she'd make her own breakfast. She was very independent. She was always ready to leave for school when the neighbours called round to pick her up.
Her father would sleep through all her preparations, he got up in the afternoon in time to pick her up from school, make her supper and spend time with her before she went to bed and he started work... going to bed himself before his little girls morning routine began again.
That little girl is my older sister.
Makes you think doesn't it? Maybe a little bit of independance goes a long way?
All the chivying and shouting and imploring that I do in the mornings to try to get Coco to school, maybe if I just left her to it then she'd take responsibility.
Or maybe not.
It's Coco's first day of the holidays today - so no more school run for 42 days - and lots of independant breakfasts for Coco and Henry just like the one pictured above.