Saturday is our final day with Hippie Child, she’s heading back to uni this afternoon.
The Princess Child wants to get a new profile photo for Facebook so we do an impromptu photo shoot.
Afterwards, there’s lunch on the back deck. Princess Child uses up the leftover ingredients on another pizza, and makes sweet potato chips. She’s an excellent cook.
Hippie Child gets a little more art done, while we watch Ahn Do’s Brush with Fame on iView. Jessica Mauboy is her usual delightful self, the girls reminisce about the time they met her before her concert and talk about how lovely she was in real life. There’s a few tears as we hear about how her Dad borrowed money to get her to the Idol audition that would be the start of her career. Or when her Aunt, one of the stolen generation reconnected with the family after 30 years, when she sees Jessica in The Sapphires and feels sure they have to be related.
However, it’s the next episode with Rosie Batty that breaks us all up. Hippie Child ditches the art as we listen to Rosie talk about her gorgeous boy, Luke, who was murdered by his father three years ago at the age of 11. We are tearful wrecks by the end, and the photo shoot makeup drips off our face!
Then it is time for Hippie Child to hit the road. I’m getting better at saying goodbye, although the worry remains. I’m trying not to imagine what life will be like when I have to wave both of them off!
I try to prepare for the working week ahead, what’s been happening in the world?
How was your Saturday?