Slightly against my better judgement, I read chapter 1 of “The Bad Beginning” to the Princess last night.
Cravenly, rather than turning out her light, I said that she could read for a little longer and slunk away to the end of the news and my waiting cup of tea. I did not go up to turn off her light and for this I paid dearly. At five to eleven as Dr. House was about to solve the problems of his patients who suffer from narcolepsy (did everyone else know that he was modelled on Sherlock Holmes and Wilson is Watson?) she came into me in tears. She was scared of Count Olaf. I went back upstairs with her and it was well after midnight by the time she got to sleep.
We dragged her from bed this morning. She instantly began reading her book again. We took it away. She was extremely crabby though whether from exhaustion or a foiled desire to know the fate of the Baudelaire orphans is unclear.
In other news, both home doggy and travel doggy are lost.
Perhaps a step forward that the loss of both doggies is not the major headline?
Nooooooo! Not travel doggy! Not home doggy! Not lost! Nooooooo! As you can see I am distraught – is the Princess bearing up?