So. Friday was group day – went largely well i think (thank you thank you thank you to Tammy who pulled off a marvel considering how totay disorganised i was!) – i think we had too much available in some ways but i saw lots of happy children dipping in to things so i think that is pretty good. It was the first itme that Amelie was really actively interested in taking part in the activities; she keenly enjoyed the teepee making and the clay. Maddy made Stonehenge (Stonehedge as she calls it) so perhaps didn’t quite get hold of the Native American theme, but we live in hope that it will all come together.
Fran had Musical Theatre (its entirely possible i will run out of enthusiam for Zippidi doo dah) and then, Ammi having conked out, we had a lovely tea with just the big two. it was an amzingly different dynamic osmehow, Ammi is fairly good at the table but without her, the conversation seemed to verge on being somehow grown up. It was a bit scary.
Saturday we had plans to be considerably more interactive but it was so hot that all they did was play in the garden and paddling pool. Sounded lovely and allowed us to beg indoors reading. Bliss.
Today we went off to my parents. Had a slightly freaky journey involving a lot of completely lunatic drivers putting us and several other people at considerable risk. We fairly patiently sat behind the not very slow but apparetly deeply offensive caravan and quite possibly owe our lives to it as shortly afterwards we found a grim faced policeman turning people around from a closed road and a smashed up car in the background. Sometimes you have to be very grateful for the extra minutes everyone took going to the toilets AGAIN at home. Car accidents freak me out more than they do some i suspect, with good reason but by the time we got home tonight, having been driven at by several more loons, i was a nervous wreck.
Aside from that we had a lovely day. Rowan was gorgeous as usual and it was pleasant to be among family. Missed Uncle Rich though, its funny having him so far away.
Got a lot to ponder now; Max and i are considering what we will do “next” and the possibilities are very wide and mean a lot of compromise for both of us. It feels like a big milestone to negotiate for us all somehow. We are going to have to manage to work out a way that makes everyone happy. I know we can do it but its going to mean a lot of thought. Shorter term, there is another possibility coming up which, while something i would like to do very much, needs careful handling so it works as it should. Big stuff.