I didn't do much sale shopping at all this year, but I had told the kids that I would buy them annuals after Christmas when they all get reduced.
I took them to Waterstones book shop and true enough they were reduced to 75% off (£2 each). They picked Beano, Dandy, Angry Birds and Angry Birds Star Wars. Not the most literary choice, but turned out to be a good one. They have all been hooked ever since we bought them, reading the comic strips ad stories and playing the word games.
Yesterday after a day of squabbling and taking turns to complain, I chased them out of the kitchen and asked them to leave me alone.
A little while later, I noticed the quiet and looked out of the kitchen door to find this:
I was seriously amazed. Little Lady had shouted at them all, made them cry, then apologised and sat them down with their annuals.
I took a picture quick as I didn't think it would last long and then served them dinner where they sat.
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