Dentists and shopping
Dentists today, yuck, yuck, yuck! Two fillings, which I knew I was due for since my check up a month ago (it took that long between now and then to arrange childcare), funny though how I haven’t had toothache, yet now two fillings later my mouth hurts like hell. Still it is a nice dentist’s, it’s private so it should be, I’ve been to some really awful NHS dentists which made me switch (even though I can’t really afford it) to my nice private dentist.
Mr. Lacer ended up taking the day off to cover for me on the childcare front, so after the dentist we all went into town to spend some of Boy Lacer’s birthday money. Boy Lacer can just about move around unaided in the toy shop now, as long as he’s clinging to the shop shelves, so it was lovely to see him exploring the toy shop under his own power. He didn’t quite get the concept of having his own money to spend of course and therefore didn’t have a clue some of the toys he was looking at he could take home and was more attracted to the toys on the shelves he already had but we brought him a funky footsteps which is a big strip of plastic with footprints which if you tread on it makes sounds and lights up lights, which we hope will encourage his walking, we also brought him a musical toy he quite liked and one of those magnetic sketcher things which seems to be already triggering fights between Boy Lacer and Girl Lacer.
We then went on to the book shop, now Boy Lacer like his mummy could spend a fortune in book shops; Boy Lacer brought two In the Night Garden books, a Croc pop up book and a book about going to the beach. I needed to buy a copy of David Copperfield for Susan Hill’s latest task on her creative writing course, where we’re looking at characterisation and how much ‘work’ the reader has to do. I’ve chosen Miss Betsy as my character to study and so far it’s going well and I’m enjoying reading the book, but boy is it a long book, this is going to take me a while!