The slightly less pleasant side of winter is having to go out in the post-snow freezing, driving wind and rain. It was -2C when i went out this morning, with a distinctly less that impressed Amelie in tow. First stop was for cheap-o bookshelves which are nonetheless perfectly good enough for a bathroom book/toiletries shelf and a paperback bookshelf for our room. Then on to Toys R Us where Amelie spent Xmas money on another Dora outfit 🙄 I wouldn’t mind but she then yells because she can’t get the gloves/shoes/tiara on properly and goes mental. I tried to talk to her today about the way she is being; she just smirked and wouldn’t look at me. She is doing that “I want what you’ve got until i’ve made you cry and got it and then i don’t want it, so long as by then you are emotionally incapable of having a nice time with it” thing. Just delightful. 🙄 Ah well…
Home for a variety of further present playing, though Fran was very into Animal Crossing today. Maddy has um.. not sure 😯 Fran and i did make a finger puppet from a set, but i got wound up as she’d lost half the templates and then totally failed to use any intelligence about following the instructions. Ooops. We did end up with quite a cute panda though.
Shortly after this the Beans arrived to fill the house with mirth, merriment and much tea and cake consumption. The children managed to play a game, eat popcorn, create havoc and generally have a nice time. Even a SB can be out-princessed here, so it all mucks down rather nicely.
I think i impressed Chris and Heleln with my utter inability to wait for my birthday to open my Nano, which appeared via a nice man in a Lynx van while they were here. We all stroked it admiringly 🙂 It’s very pretty.
Now, must do something useful. Education anyone?