While Sister and Little Jo walked to the concert venue, Bone Doctor took us out for run in the new car, which was quite nice, although quite small. It was quite a bargain price, full of extras.
The show began quarter of an hour late but was ok enough, the highlight for me being Little Jo in a group singing Let's Go Fly a Kite, from Mary Poppins. There were a couple of children in the different age groups who really shone and may well have careers in showbusiness. Little Jo appeared in a fur jacket......why? Only later did I realise it was because she was an animal in the Lion King. Later she wore a giraffe's head. The performance was arranged by a private company who trains the children in dancing, singing and acting. There was a terrific short piece of acting from The Secret Garden, the boy in the wheelchair and his young girl friend.
3 hours in a car seat, 1 1/2 hours sitting for lunch, 1 hour watching the performance saw my back deteriorate from its healing condition and so, a visit to the doctor on Monday and two days off work.
The music the band master is reading is called the Geelong Polka.
Geelong High School is undergoing a huge renovation and no doubt expansion to cater for the expanding population. Some nice Art Deco.
So with not having to work on Tuesday, we took the opportunity to see Ex Sis in Law on the Mornington Peninsular and visit Tradie Brother in hospital. Hippie Niece is still in hospital and struggling, but her medication is beginning to have an effect and she is becoming more rational. While we were with Ex Sis and Law and her husband, Hippie Niece called her mother four times, the first couple of times in some distress, begging her mother to come and get her out of hospital. She is there voluntarily, and by the time we left she had calmed down and realised she had to stay, lest she jeopardise her future placement in the postnatal depression unit.
Care of the twin girls is being shared around. Their father usually has one of them and Ex Sis in Law, or her husband or Hippie Niece's care for the other. We were lucky because they were both there at Ex Sis in Laws and they were just beautiful. At one stage R had both of them while he was sitting, one in a arm and the other lying on top of him. As I type, he has just taken his jacket to the dry cleaners as the inevitable happened after he fed one with a bottle. At one point they were both on a rug on the floor and they kept stretching their hands out to touch each other. So cute.
After a couple of hours and some lunch, we set off to the hospital to see Tradie Brother, who had just been disconnected from most tubes, except for feeding and liquid tubes. He was in good spirits and looked really well.