When Sunday Comes

Elder son shows me first draft of French essay discussing His Hobbies (sport), How He Stays Healthy (sport), What He Did When He Was Young (sport) and His Plans For The Future (become professional footballer). Suggest that he could perhaps a) include a little variety and b) use brain rather than Google Translate; final version a slight improvement, but agree that His Plans For The Future should probably not include degree in modern languages.

Watch last game of younger son’s football season. Remember all those children’s football stories, where plucky underdogs (bottom of the league and with One Man Down) would triumph in closing moments against cocky opponents who treat referee and each other with angry contempt; sadly, Life does not imitate Art, and Our Lads are rewarded only with usual Moral Victory. Loyal parents gather round team with fond pride – and relief that season is finally over.


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