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Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Author at Work #3
Sophia had a rare day-sleep yesterday.
Normally, she starts at about 5.30am and keeps going - chattering, climbing, cutting-and-pasting, chattering, playing Lego/dolls/cars/farmyard/shops, drawing, dressing-up, chattering - until 6.30pm.
But yesterday, the whirlwind stopped spinning for an hour.
So I wrote an outline for the introduction of my next book.
It's a good example of what I've argued elsewhere: parenthood can be wonderfully disciplining. No romantic anguish. No indulgent idleness. You grab the minutes when and where you can. (Thanks, Sophia.)
And three cheers for the pram in the hall.