I feel like this holiday could go on another 2 weeks quite happily. We all seem in such good spirits; the house feels fresh and tidy, the children are happy, everyone is getting on well. Shame Max has to go back to work tomorrow really 🙁 Ah well, not long till Centerparcs 🙂
Started the day with lots of prancing about to Classic FM and a huge amount of role play going on to the various types of music. Very much enjoyed earwigging on that.
Fran and i went out to town, to spend her christmas money on castle figures and to attempt to buy shoes. Have fallen, for the first signficant time, into the “we only sell black school shoes for anyone larger than a size 10” thing and hugely annoying it was too. All we were offered was ridiculous sparky slippers which the Clarke’s assistant assured me were “outdoor shoes, look at the heel” (I THINK NOT!) or boots designed to make 8 year olds look like Hookers. I actually offered her 3 of the best of these but she turned them down on the basis that she isn’t grown up enough for them 😆 She is a 13 1/2F which is either a supremely rare size or the one that every other girl in pboro is currently wearing. Hurumph.
We did have a lovely girly shop though, buying marked down tights, an oven dish (nice orange range, can’t remember name but normally expensive) that was half price and ended up at Tesco Extra where we failed to get anything but it took us 45 minutes to get out of the carpark! Our major success of the day was a Leapster Princess game for £4 in Boots which i bought with my Boots points, hurrah 🙂
Maddy has been gorgeous all day – i suspect she is about to grow again as well, she’s got stocky 🙂 I think she’ll possibly overtake Fran this year, she is less than an inch shorter atm. She has been dancing, doing sit ups and generally being lovely. Amelie itched all night but seems a bit happier today. They are all grouped around the castle at the moment, winning the “hearts and minds” of the ladies-in-waiting with heroic deeds by soppy looking squires 🙂 Plenty of play value being got from that!
Fran and i had a long conversation about love on the way home and what it feels like if you love someone who doesn’t love you. Funny to be talking about things like that with her. We also talked about the possibility that her surgeon will want to do an operation this year and she cried. Her gap is special and she doesn’t want it fixed. I feel we may have oversold it as a birth defect somewhat 🙁 I did try to point out that if she falls in love and wants to snog, she won’t want the possibility of snot suddenly dropping into her mouth. She didn’t seem to be too convinced by my argument. 🙂
She’s been curled up reading the Stories of the World book for the last little while, so now i’m off to read to them before i get replaced for good.