Sorry I haven’t been on here lately, there’s just not been that much going on! We had a very quiet week last week which was heaven after the busy Christmas period. I sometimes let the kids have pyjama days in the holidays and last week they barely had a day that they wore normal clothes! We had nice lazy days when they could have 1 hour baths if they wanted and played games and watched dvds all day. I had received the new Stephen King book – Under The Dome – which I absolutely loved so any chance I could get I would read it. Bad parenting I know but hey, I finished my book – an epic at 800 and something pages – and the kids had a lovely relaxing week.
We went round to Debbie’s house one night (my sister) so that the kids could have a swim. It was a really nice night and the kids behaved themselves well. Dad was coming up to bring Debbie and Neil some chooks that he had bought for their chook run so we all went round for dinner. Neil had been fishing so we had barbequed snapper and salads. My kids spent the whole time in the pool except for eating dinner. Beth does have a dreadful habit of just lying on top of the water with her face in, it takes a bit of getting used to for people when they see it the first time but she’s ok, she just loves being underwater.
On Friday (New Years Day) we took the kids to see Fantastic Mr Fox. It’s had such great reviews I was really looking forward to it, especially as it had George Clooney in it. I found it to be a pretty crappy movie on the whole but the kids enjoyed it so I guess that’s all that matters! Paul agreed with me, he didn’t think it was much cop either. We popped into the Reel Cafe for drinks afterwards and ended up having an early dinner there so it didn’t end up being that cheap a day at all.
On Saturday night we went to visit with some old friends of mine from my school days, or as my Bill would put it, The Olden Days! I was tossing up whether to go alone or with Paul and the kids but my friend Michelle was bringing her hubby Longy along and I hadn’t met him before so I thought it would be nice to bring Paul along too to meet them all. It was at Deb’s place and the kids came along and made themselves at home as they do. Thank goodness for DSi’s and DVD’s, in social occasions a quiet kid that stays out of the way is a good kid in my books! They all behaved so well and as it was time to leave started to go outside and chase each other around, it’s always the way isn’t it, when you’re finally ready to go they find something to amuse themselves. It was lovely to catch up with the girls again, it was a small affair with the above mentioned and another friend Jane, but it was a nice get together and we know that there’ll be lots more to come.
Today I had the phone call from the Estate Agents office “Are you ready for the onslaught?” I think they were closed over Christmas because the 2 open for inspections weren’t on. We had an inspection today at 1.30, one tomorrow at 4 and an open on Thursday night. Saturday is going to be 38 degrees so if it is classed as Catastrophic we wont have an open then so just to be sure Di wanted to have it on Thursday too. Luckily I was prepared and did a massive clean up yesterday, still, it’s hard to keep it clean with 3 kids running around. Even as we were leaving today and Bill and Bridie were putting their shoes on at the front door, Beth popped into her room for a quick jump on her bed! She doesn’t see a clean, tidy room, she just sees a bit of fun to be had while she’s waiting. Will let you know if anything happens. Enjoy your holidays. Stay sane! Speak soon. xxx