1. That naming two posts 'Holidays Day 1' and 'Holidays Day 3' is not necessarily indicative of a continuing pattern of posting.
2. That dropping your first born back to boarding school at the end of holidays is no easier in Term 4 than Terms 1, 2 or 3. You may both sit quietly on her bed holding hands with tears streaming down your faces.
3. That allowing your two middle children to pack their own bags entirely independently to go away on school camp means you will spend the entire week worrying about what they did and didn't pack.
4. That your thirteen year old daughter having a fringe cut for the first time in her life means you will tire quickly of saying "get your hair out of your eyes".
5. That no quantity of age-defying Oil of Olay will rewind the ageing process endured this week.
Seeing one's mother in a resuscitation cubicle of the Emergency department surrounded by doctors, tubes, machines and beeping is harrowing to say the least.
6. That not blogging for several weeks will lead to concerned persons whom you may have never met, emailing concerned about your family's welfare. Which is very touching.
7. That having only one child at home is exceptionally ... quiet.
8. That Robert Fulghum's book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" should be mandatory reading for any persons considering a future in politics.
9. That tonight I'll be pleased to have my four children back under my roof.
10. And that tomorrow's birthday in this household will be all the more joyous knowing everybody in both Matthew's and my family are currently well.