Friday, 7 September 2012
Owen is really missing Matilda. When he woke up from his nap yesterday his first word was, "Tilda?" and when I asked him what he wanted to do in the afternoon he suggested hopefully, "See Tilda?". I explained to him that Matilda was at school and that we'd see her later. He replied, "Tilda school, sad", and stuck out that bottom lip of his. I have been called on to replace his big sister in numerous games of "Hide from the Dinosaurs", and he spent this afternoon packing and unpacking his (Matilda's old) school bag and trotting about with it on his back.
As for Matilda, she was obviously rather touched by this display of brotherly love, as when she was asked about school tonight by Great Nana Iris the only thing she talked about was how much Owen was missing her.
Matilda has left me some pretty big shoes to fill.