Yesterday was pleasant again; i’ve said for ages that the hardest life was was when i had just Fran and Maddy, but evidently i was just not so good at managing things back then, as this week was a doddle. I’ll have to arrange lots of summer schools so that the big two are out lots as well. Amazingly, i could have only Josie at home in September as Amelie will be reception age. I don’t suppose that is how it will be though! if it were, full time mumming would be almost over, an incredible though. Mind you – 15 more years of full time mumming is mildly daughting too!
The girls had a good time at the course nad the show was okay, thoguh not as good as last years, i didn’t think, partly because the boy playing the prince was clearly mortified by the idea of being in love with Ariel and so the whole end fell a bit flat. They didn’t seem to have made much of the chorus either, who were off a lot, but the bits Fran and Maddy were in they seemed to enjoy. The girl who played Ariel was uncannily like Jax’s Big though, it almost could have been her!
I took the little two to Tammy Tudor HE group, which was great, so thank you Tammy. First time i’ve made it to that group in a loooong time. Must do it more often. Mostly it is held at a room on the meadows near our new house, though goodness knows if that will be free to go to soon if Bird Flu takes hold as it is home to a huge gaggle of geese and swans. And while i’m at it, what is the betting something catastrophic happens the week before camp, when we’ll all have to decide if we want to spend a week in a field full of ducks? 😕 Can’t decide whether to panic about that or not.
By the time we got everyone home it was time to parcel madly again, which got me up to date with a steadier but still brisk end to the week. Must decide on some new specials for this week coming up.
Then Max suggested we took everyone out for dinner so we went out and all the kids played while we sat and relaxed, most odd to not even have Josie with us at the table, though she did come back later and entertain us by table dancing! Fran danced with a large and slightly moth-eaten man in a bear costume, much to her delight and Josie’s horror!
Got home and carried everyone in to bed and flopped. Today Max has taken the middle two out and me, Fran and Josie are about to go into town on a Fairy Book mission. Wondering if they are going to seem a bit lightweight after a month of reading other stuff as she was tucking into HP1 this morning and clearly more than able to manage it. She’s also been reading a fake ladybird book called “Children of the Clearances” which i know nothing about but sounds rather harrowing 😕