.....now for those that don't know.."baby bird syndrome" is where your charges ( in my case animals and not children) spend most of their day with their mouths open, demanding attention.
I think I have the start of the urinary tract infection (which is unfortunately ....like Paul Edgecombe from The green Mile a recurrent problem of mine) and a busy shift last night with not enough cups of tea had left me somewhat dehydrated this morning which didn't help.
And what have I done to help myself..I hear you sing out?
Well, I have felt sorry for myself......stormed around the house, cooked a full Sunday lunch, given the dogs a long walk,banged around the crockery which needed washing up and flung corn at hungry hens with a pinched expression worthy of Joan of Arc.
I have effectively turned into my mother.
Now My mother made martyrdom into a true work of art.
She could slam a door, flounce onto the couch with all of the agility of Scarlett O' Hara and still look like a bulldog chewing a wasp when she was running around with a late bout of hoovering, or tidying up. She was a true drama queen when self sacrifice was involved
Oh the joys of " feeling hard done to"
Mel Giedroyc from The Great British Bake off had the right idea.....
When she wanted to bitch slap the pouting Ruby with the comment " Get ruddy Grip"