Pleasantly girly day, other than the bit below, today.
The big two have developed sudden mini-mutant tendencies and have grown out of the coats they’ve had for the last 18 months or so. (Cheeky blighters.) So today was the day that we decided to replace them, plus go on a hunt for sundry other items of stuff people needed.
I do think that shopping trips that go like the following are to be commended – we wanted to replace two H&M fleece zipper jackets – we walked in, immediately saw this years version of the two they used to have, they both instantly like one or other of the two colours, we bought them. Bingo! Plus we saw, while there, a t-shirt in a colour of blue that Maddy adores; she asked, i gave in and by convenient co-incidence there were a couple just near by that both the other girls fell in love with too. I love it that Fran goes for pink and sparkly still but has no desire at all for anything particularly “grown up” – she is quite happy as a pink “tomboy” as it were.
Was a bit of a shock to have to shop for both of them in the 7-13 section though 😯 What happened to my miniature children?
Didn’t have quite such luck in Tesco Extra; Max had demanded they have nighties, because he gets stressed if their pj’s don’t match 😆 but i couldn’t find any. Well, at least i found 1 fairly horrid £2.50 one but that was all. If anyone knows of a place online i can get decent priced nightwear, preferably unbranded, do let me know.
Still. Next stop was wellies for Fran, who has achieved the dizzy heights of Size 13 and needed new ones (to go with her new tap shoes no doubt.) Brantano’s was opposite the checkout, moreorless so, looking rather nervous, she set off and when i got there she had found a lady, got her feet measured and chosen wellies. Very brave of her really, she still finds speaking to strangers quite tough. Testament to how much her speech has come on really, that she had no difficulties at all.
Maddy has been begging for slippers for a year and wheedled some out of me, she has worn them solidly since she got home. Here they are, modeled with her Rainbow Uniform. Yes i know it looks like a burger bar outfit, but you can’t tell her. She’s wanted one desperately for ages and more and more girls in her pack wear them. When we got there today, one in her size was going for 1/3 of the price, so i gave in 😉
Very little “education” has gone on today but its been another pleasant Thursday – we made Brownies and they are suitably yummy (excellent recipe Kirsty!) I’ve had nice phone calls with Half Moon Peter, Linzi and a mad cold calling idiot. Fran did some maths and we’ve all sat and read “Mik’s Mammoth”, which Tammy let us borrow and is a really gorgeous book, perfect for a Stone Age project.
We’ve ended up with Rainbows and Brownies, two activities which seem to score 100% here and now i’m settling down to a (i hope) peaceful evening. Although, now that Josie (who said “YES” today, i’m convinced of it) has discovered how to unpack boxes, my last safety net has gone. I used to be able to leave boxes around… no more. This child is a firm kitchen cupboard/box looter.