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lioness heart July 4, 2008

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I watched a documentary once about lions. And it showed a scene where a lioness was protecting her three cubs from a pack of hyenas. Unsuccessfully I must say – I've been traumatised ever since. (Of course not so much as I was after watching the whole Joey scene in Faces in The Mob).

But I often think of that lioness because I often feel like her. The urge to protect my children is sometimes overwhelming. And often over trivial matters. Of course the older they get the harder it is to protect them. They are out in the world. Out of your control. In fact at the moment I find myself having very fond feelings towards a large pacific island gentleman who is a bouncer at the pub that Kimba goes to and has become a friend of hers. I sleep easier knowing he's looking out for her and will smash to pieces anyone that bothers her. Its good to know.

And then theres Lizzie. A couple of days ago she had a stye form on her eye. It was red and sore so I told her to come home if it got too bad. So she went to the sick bay at lunch time and told the woman in charge. This woman told her it wasn't bad enough to go home and no she couldn't have any panadol either. And that she should just pin her hair back because thats like a major germ spreader and what do you expect and to go back to class. Well, when Lizzie told me this, I felt like going up to the school and finding this woman and smashing her head against a brick wall. I really get this internal rage that someone will decide this for my child who is not a whiner or complainer or trouble maker and its just a couple of bloody panadol.

Sigh – and Lloyd. Off to jaunt around europe and america next week. He's gone out in town tonight and I won't sleep until I know he's home safely in bed. Yet I find him researching web sites such as sleepinginginairports.com. He asked me today will I miss him but I told him that basically I'll just be blocking him out for a few months and pretending he doesn't exist so I don't have to worry about him. I remember once when Lloyd was about five he told me a boy was bullying him at school and one afternoon I got him to point this kid out and I stormed up to him and told him what a nasty little loser he was and basically threatened him.

So anyone – tell me about New Orleans airport at midnight? If you have to – lie to me.

 

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17 Responses to “lioness heart”

  1. Snowy Says:

    Well said,Cat. You speak for every parent, and remind us what our parents must have gone through. And no, I don't know anything about New Orleans airport. Thankfully…

  2. Emjay Says:

    The Economist son had an accident in the playground and they put him in sick bay but they didn't call me for ages. When they did they said he had "been hurt" but was fine & just having a lie down. When I got there one look at him told me that something was very wrong with him – he had a broken collar bone!!

  3. Emjay Says:

    Oh – and I have been at New Orleans airport at midnight – no lie, it was fine. But, then I live in a ghetto ……. !!

  4. New Orleans airport at midnight is not so bad. In fact, New Orleans anywhere is fine if you're paying attention to your surroundings and not, like, waving $100.00 dollar bills around.

  5. gcgal Says:

    Oh dear….Joey in Faces in The Mob….that had me crying so hard for so long, I completely lost it, I'm glad I didn't see the lioness one. I can't watch animal docos, I find them so sad, mind you these days the slightest things set me off. I'm terrified of what's out there for our young people, you sound like I imagine I would be as a mum.

  6. I remember once when Lloyd was about five he told me a boy was bullying
    him at school and one afternoon I got him to point this kid out and I
    stormed up to him and told him what a nasty little loser he was and
    basically threatened him.I am ashamed to admit it, but I've done the same damn thing. 🙂 And I'd do it again.

  7. Waterbaby Says:

    I've slept in airports (as well as other strange places) but would not be happy to sleep in the one in New Orleans; in fact I'd try to avoid it.

  8. Mah Says:

    Tell him if he gets in a jam to come to Alabama and I'll feed him and make him call home! :DHe'll be fine. Just stick to the tourist places and you're good to go.

  9. cat Says:

    sweet home alabama – don't think he's going there but he wouldn't turn down your cooking thats for sure.

  10. cat Says:

    Well at least it not Zimbabwe – I think that was rated number one place not to sleep at the airport. As he aid – I won't know what he's doing anyway. So even if he says he doesn't sleep there – he still may.

  11. cat Says:

    lol – the school sent home a newsletter a few years ago saying that if parents had a problem they were to approach the teacher not the child. I think that was after a woman actually physically assaulted a girl in the toilet block.

  12. cat Says:

    Poor Joey – one of those things that really stuck in my mind.
    I'm sure you'll be a great mum just like me

  13. cat Says:

    Well they said that it has a 24 hour cafe that has large booths that are pretty comfy. By the time he lands at midnight then gets through and gets his luggage – then catches a taxi somewhere it'll be nearly morning. He's really just trying to save money.

  14. cat Says:

    lol – they let me lie in that sick bay all afternoon with appendicits
    how long if you arrived at the airport at midnight would it be before you had your luggage and were ready to leave?

  15. cat Says:

    lol – I'm just focusing on the fact that its not Zimbabwe – that came in at number one place not to sleep.

  16. Waterbaby Says:

    I believe that dubious honor would go to Papua New Guinea, where killings and gangs are so prolific, you don't want to be there, period.

  17. gcgal Says:

    Yeah it has with me, still breaks my heart thinking of the images. Thanks on the mum comment 🙂


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