This is Kieran’s first “summer holiday off” as he has been at preschool for the past year and starts “big school” in September. I was initially very worried at how I would cope with keeping him entertained when clearly I do not have the saint-like enthusiasm the preschool teachers have, and mindful that I have more work now that I did before end of term AND that I am getting increasingly huge (pregnancy, not comfort eating!), I expected to be tearing my hair out by now. However…. I am loving it! There is little locally to entertain Kieran and the weather has been either so hot even he wants to stay indoors near the fan or so wet and windy we daren’t venture out for fear of being caught in a monsoon! Despite this, we have absolutely revelled in each other’s company – be it baking, doing crafts, jigsaw or games galore, visiting family, walking to the train station to train spot, bus trips out, play dates and lots of local walks collecting leaves, looking at bugs etc or just doing our own thing and enjoying our own time, it has worked wonderfully.
We’ve had a lovely family week, visiting friends and family, drives out, stopping to look at wildlife, even deer at a local park, woodland walks, watching dvd’s with all of us curled up on the sofa. Real quality family time! Even so, knowing my fellas like I do, I don’t know why I was surprised at the answer to my question….
Mummy: “So what we we like best about this weekend? What was your favourite bit?”
Without skipping a beat both Roy & Kieran answered….
|Watch your fingers there hun!|