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Last day \o/ \o/ \o/ [20141205|20:48]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Today was my last day at work before my pre-maternity annual-leave use-up commences on Monday. I still have a few things on my list to tidy up, but they won't be onerous. I also did a Skype call with my work colleagues. At 13:30. While still in my pyjamas. \o/

At 5 PM, I received an e-mail from HR about an update to my maternity leave letter. That set off the bells of panic and alarm until I discovered that due to changes in the college's maternity leave policy, we now receive an additional two weeks of leave at full pay. \o/

There is also a new Humuhumu snippet to share. She is presently quite fond of the word "No", which leads bloke and I to perform a lot of mental gymnastics trying to present things to her as either/or choices rather than yes/no. This is surprisingly difficult and tiring, but you see, this is what happens when you attempt to trick her with a set of quick-fire questions.

“Do you want to finish your pasta?”
“No!”
“Do you want to take off your shoes?”
“No!”
“Is it bath time?”
“No!”
“Is your favourite word ‘No’?”
“Yes!”

(ARGH)

Right, now to get on with putting the finishing touches on Keiki, possibly with the aid of a slice of pecan pie. Go, body, go!

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[User Picture]From: jixel
2014-12-06 10:34 (UTC)
Love the no phase, its funny and brief so enjoy it

Fast forward to...

You cant have a cookie till you do your homework

I'm not doing my homework till i get a cookie!...
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2014-12-06 18:51 (UTC)
Glad you sound relaxed. :)

Wait till they learn the word "Why?"
i had a weekend of my cousin just after she learned that one. I still shudder when I hear a child say it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-12-10 12:10 (UTC)
I'm bracing myself for "Why?" as I think both bloke and I were quite persistent about that phase. In fact it could be argued that, given our career choices, we've never stopped.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2014-12-14 06:15 (UTC)
You've made a living of it! :D

Go well over the next few weeks. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-12-10 12:09 (UTC)
It seems to be passing already!

So much to look forward to...
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[User Picture]From: moosedevil
2014-12-07 05:24 (UTC)
Kids are smarter than we like to think eh? :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2014-12-10 12:11 (UTC)
They retain everything. Everything. It is just not possible to guard one's tongue too closely (so we mostly don't bother!).
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