Recently while IJ spent the night with her grandparents, after a flurry of blog-reading, I almost managed to clear my Google Reader. This was a rare feat and something which I have been attempting to do for some time. It felt good.
But then the number of unread posts started to creep up and up and once again I was starting to play catch-up. Defeat seemed imminent, but I battled on determined to keep up-to-date and not let the numbers swamp me once again.
Then IJ went off to Twycross Zoo for the day while I worked at home, and I allowed myself a few short breaks to look at my Google Reader. Then I wandered onto Twitter and spent a little too long there too. Then IJ came home and seeing me with one eye on the screen announced that she would rather play with Granny.
So my Google Reader will be left unchecked for a while. Apart from some essential reading this week, it seems sensible to enjoy the last few of the summer holidays without one eye on the computer screen and another on my slightly annoyed seven-year-old child.
When I emerge from my cloud of slightly suffocating mother guilt, I'll let you know how we got on!
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