Feeling a bit off today from lack of sleep (child-related). i mentioned before i have been swimming to reduce shoulder pain. It's going well, better than i expected. The pain has gone (apart from slight twinges now and then), but there have been all kinds of side benefits, like increased mobility of the joints, increased strength, generally feeling less "fragile". I've regained function i didn't even know i'd lost, so pretty bloody pleased about that. The other thing is i now begin each swim with a running dive, which is so exhilarating. Don't know what's gotten into me (haha actually i do- the reboot). I chat to a lot of other parents these days, and there is one dad i talk to a lot because our kids are good friends and have been for 3 years. Anyway the other day my kids were running around as we were just wrapping up the conversation, and one of mine pushed the other one of mine over on her ass. I shouted at the offender and told her she wouldn't be getting afternoon tea as a punishment for being rough (she actually got an apple instead of ice cream, i'm not a complete monster lol). Anyway this guy looked incredibly embarrassed at my reaction and has been avoiding me since, and i find it odd, because i didn't lose my shit, i just raised my voice and made my displeasure known. I guess parents have different thresholds and standards, but this guy mustn't say boo to his kids. In the past this kind of incident would have sent my ego into a spiral but now i just think "What's up with that?" and get on with life. Must say I'm missing the Harry Potter reading. The kids have been misbehaving more, or perhaps i had forgotten how they normally behave during the respite. Weird journal entry, but besides work and kids there's nothing much else happening right now.