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She’s weeks away from her first birthday. Every day of her life in lockdown of some sort. She doesn’t care, she doesn’t fret, she doesn’t know. For Lily, every day is another day, to learn, to try, to explore.

How lovely that the problems overwhelming us all don’t mar her progress. She’s already walking. Well why not? She’s already talking (her version though). Well why not? She’s already having rough and tumbles with her older brother. Well why not? She already terrorises the cat. Well why indeed not!

For Lily, the ‘new normal’ is just normal. Good on yer Lily!

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Sounds like she's terrific (though I do feel a little sorry for the cat lol) and she's definitely a quick learner, like her big bro - obviously runs in the family :)
    A lovely and heartwarming drabble mate.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Thanks Drew. She’s a cutey, but quite hard work for her mum, who’s disabled, so quite hard work for the carers too (= Mrs H and me... in turn, due to the current Covid rules). As for the cat, she gets her own back by crapping behind the sofa. Grrrrh!

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    This virus is tough for everyone but for people who need extra help it's a disaster - though I'm sure you and Mrs H are absolutely superb in the role of carers/grand-carers. I always think it's a great sign if kids that age are hard work, it shows their grain as well (as their bodies) never stops! Best wishes to you all.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Yes, it’s tough Drew, particularly as my daughter has had serious and returning post-natal depression which has been unsettling, to say the least. When she’s up, it’s Cloud 9 and above, but...
    But Lily is fabulous and she and four years older (delightful) brother get on really well. She seems to idolise him which is so lovely. I agree how great it is that she goes for it all... and appears pretty fearless. All good signs of what in public schools they call ‘character’!

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    Marion E Ball about 2 months ago

    Enjoy it Neville. They grow up all too soon.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    They certainly do Marion. Our eldest is 11 now and her cousin a few months behind... quite the little ladies.... seems like yesterday!

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    Drew Martyn about 2 months ago

    Yes, they disappear into adults much too fast.
    Depression is so hard to deal with all round, the only good thing these days is that depression and other ailments of the mind and hormones are talked about and recognised much more. It's accepted as part and parcel of everyday life and all the stigma has gone, thankfully.

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