Busy day today (unlike all the others where I simply lounge around eating chocolates and flicking through the TV channels of course…)
Went in to help at Dx’s class this morning. Love helping there as they are all 4-5 and VERY cute.
This afternoon I went to the synagogue on a school visit with Gx (I had a quick sandwich at school in between morning helping and afternoon trip!)
While we were at the synagogue the phone rang to say Sx was poorly and waiting outside the medical room to be picked up! 😦
I was stuck as I had no transport to get back to school – and Matt’s phone went straight to voicemail. Luckily he soon came off his call to see my SOS text and went and picked Sx up.
So back at the synagogue I found out LOTS of new info about synagogues and Judaism – all very interesting. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot. When we got back to school I picked all the others up even though it was a little early and came home to look after the invalid (who seemed fine!)
Time to relax and let Lx have her first play with her new “treasure box” (a box containing hairclips, jewellry and make up- everything girlie…) She had a great time but Dx now wants a treasure box and doesn’t know what to have in it. He’s thinking perhaps jewels…
Dx: “Kitkats are really good. There are two bits of chocolate. You can break them into two and if you have a friend you can give them one.
If you don’t have a friend you can eat it all yourself and you get more chocolate”
Meanwhile…while we waited for the older boys to do their swimming lesson, Lx did some drawing. She started off with some trees and a sun. Then decided to draw an electrical circuit!!!!
I went to watch Gx play football today. Beautiful blue skies and Gx played like a boy possessed which culminated in his first EVER goal!! In true Gx style he just walked shyly away leaving some of the parents confused about who had scored as no-one was doing any kind of celebrating!
Sx managed to make us proud in his game too winning man of the match and continuing to be very much a “team player” working for the good of the team and not personal glory.
We had a couple of hours at home before driving up to meet my parents and my brother and family for a late lunch at a Carvery before he flew home. As always – we could barely move by the time we left and the children all fell into bloated sleep as we drove home!
Thursdays are always the hardest day of the week.
After school Lx has ballet at 4pm, Gx has drama at 5pm and Sx has football at 6.30. It means I either require the ability to be in two places at once, the ability to keep 3 children quiet while one does a class…or I need an extra pair of hands.
Usually the extra pair of hands appears in the form of my parents who come over and look after whoever happens to be at home at any time between 4pm and 6pm. This week they were unavailable, so of course life upped the ante by arranging a choir rehearsal for the two oldest boys at 4pm!
Luckily Matt was around to help out or I would have had to call on favours from friends. Sx auditioned for a solo in the upcoming inter-school choir concert to take place on his birthday. He got a duet last year (singing to the packed Hexagon!) and sang a solo at the carol concert at Christmas so it is unlikely he will get another go already…but it was lovely to be able to hear his audition (especially when a complete stranger said “Gosh HE’s got lovely voice”.
Good job “bursting with pride” is only a metaphor!
After all the running round in the early part of the evening Matt took over for football training time and I relaxed at home with the little two and admired Dx in these oh-so-cute pirate pyjamas!!
Gx was in BIG trouble today when we got an email from his football coach about his behaviour at training last night. As Matt was away till late I had arranged for someone else to watch him at training and bring him home. Whether it was the fact that neither of us was there keeping a beady eye, tiredness or sheer moment of madness I don’t know but it was very out of character for our mild mannered little boy.
He was kept home from cubs, banned from any electronic games for a week and intructed to write a “sorry” letter to the two coaches (see below). I didnt need to shout at any point – having to admit what the rude word was that he had written was enough for him to be absolutely distraught. Hopefully he knows now that parents see all – even when we aren’t physically there 😉
Poor Dx cried all the way in today. He looked like a little ghost with his white tired face. It feels terrible that he hasn’t really had a proper break from school as he hasn’t been well.
Now that I have the house to myself again, there really is NO excuse not to box up the last few Christmas decorations and get them back in the loft. I have been trying to list which decorations we bought the children each year (they get a relevant decoration each year) With 31 decorations between them, strangely enough I was losing track of which year they were bought, who for and why.