Tired and emotional

Yesterday was a very emotional day; It was my daughter’s leavers’ assembly at primary school and I spent the entire day crying on and off. I actually cried myself to sleep last night and I woke up today with a tension headache and the bulbous eyes of an alien.*

So I was already feeling a wee bit delicate when I read the news that the talented and inspirational Nora Ephron had died. I’m not in any fit state to write anything about it and wouldn’t manage to be as coherent and brilliant as my friend, Keris, anyway. Go read what she had to say instead.

*Yes, I know I have another child at primary school and that I’m very lucky to have a happy, healthy daughter who is growing up and that I am a wuss and should buck up and all of that. It’s the end of a lovely chapter in my precious girl’s life and I’m mourning its passing. I cannot help it.


6 responses to “Tired and emotional”

  1. Anstey Avatar

    I feel your pain! When my kids left Primary School (I forget which ACTUAL child as they are all old now) R Williams’ Angels had just been released. My friend Elaine and I (ah, so it must have been Ella, Elaine’s daughter was in the same year) walked in to a hall to find 440 children, aged four to eleven, singing ‘And through it ALL etc;. We wept like babies.

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thanks, Anstey. *sniffs*

  2. Fay Avatar

    I was going to send you this anyway but now it could be sent under the banner of retail therapy? http://www.made.com/tables/desks Just in case you will need a new desk for the new office.

    Virtual hugs beiing sent your way. xxx

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thanks, Fay; retail therapy and virtual hugs much appreciated! xx

  3. Keris Avatar

    Thank you for loveliness. I cried all day yesterday too and I didn’t even have the excuse of the leavers’ assembly. I know just what you mean though – Harry’s 8th birthday hit me hard. It’s normal, I think… 🙂

    1. Sarah Avatar

      Thank you – it does help to know it’s not just me. The passage of time stuff is one of the hardest things about being a parent. I desperately want a ‘pause’ button. And a ‘replay’ one. And I’m off again! *sobs* xx