Della's tantrum thwarts Cambridge Trip but I force her to go to school

Della's tantrum thwarts Cambridge Trip but I force her to go to school, even though we had to stay at home in case of being called in to collect her. She stayed and came home happily and so we hoped she was over it. We had a day of successful work at The Hayling View on a fine and sunny day anyway.

Russia has now called a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, critical of the U.S. action as being disproportionate and the Arab States complain that Israel's flagrant breach of U.N. resolutions go on unopposed.

The normal morning routine for me as I have breakfast, feed Sam and prepare to take him to the bus stop to see the girls off but the tranquillity is broken by a king-size tantrum of Della's. First she refuses to get up and dressed and then to eat breakfast and finally I have to virtually drag her screaming to the bus stop with Diana having given up. We are at a loss to know what is the matter with her. She says that it is fear of being sick; or of the school lunches but, upon telephoning her teacher later, they do not know what we should do for the best. It seemed cruel to force her to go yet the ordeal would only get worse if she was to stay at home so that the task of facing up to things would appear insuperable.

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Diana and I were very upset and had to give up our planned trip to Cambridge and to stay in, expecting a call to bring her home at anytime. In the end, she lasted the day and came bouncing home this evening, somewhat supporting my stand that she should go despite Diana wanting her to stay at home. We had a day of successful work at The Hayling View; Diana wanting to work off her worry and me having the chance to catch up on a few things. I have now made membership applications for both of the Shorthaired Pointer bodies and mounted my Red Deer antlers and hung them over the stairs. Together with Diana, I also cleared the house of rubbish and put any items we wanted to keep up in the loft. One day I must work on the lofts, improving the insulation, flooring and access hatches. Today was fine, sunny and quite reasonable and I enjoyed a couple of long walks with Sam despite the crisis. Russia has now called a meeting of the U.N. Security Council and is openly critical of the U.S. action as being disproportionate. The Arab States are of my view that the action is not even-handed as Israel's flagrant breach of U.N. resolutions go on unopposed.