Just a quickie, since Jax has withdrawal!!!! Had a very nice couple of days with The Porticos and also saw a fair bit of Layla, Simon and C too which was lovely. My lot seemed to take a bit longer to shake down than sometimes for some reason but although there were a few squalls and wobbly moments they have come home declaring to have had a ball as normal, and Ammi is STILL reciting the entire Portico family names constantly – she and Lulah got on very well again.
I realised today that i have gradually become much less protective of Maddy over the last little while, i don’t go rushing to her aid anymore and she knows it, because she tries it on with any available adult, it seems, to get help for slightly feeble requirements! I suspect this may be a result of nursery having taken the strain a bit this year – she’s got wise to having adults around other than me whose job it is to jump to her command. Probably something i need to get my head round over the next few weeks. So apologies to Alison if a combination of that and my “too many nights without enough sleep this week” spaced-out-ness was a bit wearing! i was kind of aware i was reacting to most events about 50% too late! Ahem….
Had some interesting conversations about labelling, learning styles, writing and art while i was there which i must ponder further on. Also summoned the courage to let Fran take a mini jaunt out adult-less with Poppy and Tilda which was pretty brave for me; fortunately Maddy diverted my attention with a “i want to go tooooooooooo” wobbly and they were back before i knew it!!! Thoroughly enjoyed the assault course in the front garden laid on for our enjoyment ;~) (And of course it goes without saying it was lovely to see Chris too!)
Nice drive back, arrived just ahead of the thunderstorms, thankfully!!!