S was singing this to O this morning. He loves it.
Fabulous sequoia at Newlands Corner from a tree that blew down in 1987 (25 years ago)
Even in this grim weather of summers I am reminded that outdoor Mummy is a much nicer person than indoor Mummy and fresh air improves everything.
On one of Sandra Dodd's link I found this time line of a day and today I was thinking of it
6:14am E wakes up, play Wii with me. Table tennis and bowling. Talk about numbers and scores He eats some chicken breast for breakfast. I played the Wii too and got a strike on bowling! Go Me!
7:30am He tried to wake his siblings, They were up til past ten pm and I suggest they might like a lie-in. He gets mad.
8:00am He has succeeded in waking his sister who is now playing the Wii
8:30am S gets dressed. She stands in front of the full lenght mirror imagining she is a cave girl, Roman slave, Roman in a stolla, Egyptian, asks which is first Tudors or Middle Ages then imagines watching our house being built in Edwardian times and being an evacuee in the second world war all whilst I am drying my hair. O's turn at the mirror and he does ninja and karate moves for ages.
9:00am I take E for a walk to the bakers, he starts off complaining and being pretty aggressive but calms down and asks me about how the village looked when I was a child
10:00am We leave G & G's
11:00am Play at park
12:00 noon Tour Of Mill
1:00pm Newlands Corner
3:00pm Home and hungry - I'll be in the kitchen til around six doing tonight's supper and tomorrow's lunches.
In Other News
E's catapult making hero called into G & Gs last night making his day (and a new catapult) E was thrilled. He was great yesterday, really fun to be with.
The guy at the NT Mill really said something so helpful today. He said that on school trips that loudest and most outspoken of the boys at the start of the trip are always silent by the top of the mill. I thought that was a really interesting observation and helps me to see that behind the tough exterior E is actually very soft.