Puddling at The Portico
Not going to be a long one cos the drive after 3 late nights has left me pooped – but just wanted to say what a fab time we had down at The Portico household with them and The Clarkes this week. I don’t “worry” about my kids and socialising but watching your kids play beautifully, in a relaxed fashion in a group of 7-10 kids they rarely see for 3 days is incredibly reassuring – and more so that these are all children who can live together, appreciate each other (by and large) relate to each other despite differences in ages, sex, experience etc etc – amazing… There was just such peace among them and thats pretty rare in a group of that size and diversity.
All in all i feel really really refreshed by the three days.
We got to see Piglet, Little Polar Bear and Lilo and Stitch too, have a birthday party and some nice walks as well.
One thing that i did shake my head at quite a lot was hearing teachers “shhhhh” frantically at a bunch of well behaved primary school kids just cos they did a muted cheer at the film starting… i mean, are you NOT ALLOWED to have fun at school? Surely this was hardly a mutinous riot? Sigh…..