Short & Sweet - week beginning April 2

Holly Hobby vintage lunchbox @ Life With a Fussy Eater
The Week, via The Herald Sun, reports that an Australian mother has been banned from her daughter's school after replacing lunches made for the girl by her father. The Family Court heard that the girl was left "upset in the playground" as she attempted to eat two sets of lunches so her mother wouldn't be angry.

The poor girl. As if Little Lunch and Big Lunch with its playground politics isn't distressing enough without having to assuage parental guilt with the excess consumption of boxed up food. "Piggy in the middle" syndrome, represented by this lunch metaphor, brought on by the tummy ache of parental separation, can be troubling, indeed... more so if one parent has lost sight of the plot – what is good and proper conduct – as seems to be the case in this instance. Let's hope the child's little friends are good buddies and that her mum gets some help.  

Let's catch up: After completing the 900km drive yesterday, GWAS has returned to her desk and home, sweet home. Deciding to take "compassionate leave" to attend to Dad, save for a trip to the Hope 103.2 studios in Seven Hills and an engagement 'do by the Quay (Sydney, your Harbour looked splendid – do you know how lucky you are?), it was a short but sweet trip down south.
This week's agenda: Preparing for Easterfest music festival – the schedule is immense! I check into the media section on Friday morning and it's all go-go-go over the weekend. Lunchboxes will need to be packed in advance. I'm also working on five devotionals for the Bible Society and getting through (finally...hopefully) the Finkelstein Report (Christmas is fast approaching!).
The Word for the Week: "Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool." (Isaiah 1:18)
Quote for the Week: "A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday." – Alexander Pope word for the week: Conflate, /kuhn-fleyt/, verb (used with object):
To fuse together, to combine or blend (esp. two versions of a text) so as to form a whole.
"The Boston Consulting Group's Culture Boom report, the Finkelstein Inquiry and the Convergence Review provide an opportunity to conflate the new media debate and the direction media in Australia will take over the next decade or so."
Reading: The Culture Boom: How Digital Media Are Invigorating Australia.

Girl With a Satchel