Sunday, 12 May 2013
Man and boy swap.....
This weekend Hubby went on his annual walking weekend with a group of blokes including two of our neighbours. They went up to the Lake District, driving up Friday morning and walking all day Saturday in very wet, cold and windy weather. Their car load of four all suffered a bit from Saturday's walk so they decided not to bother with Sunday morning's short walk and head straight home. Next door's car pulled up about 4pm and I watched as three men hobbled out (they'd dropped off the forth at his house to save him the walk). ;-)
Meanwhile...after waving them off early Friday morning us three wives gathered for our celebration of a free weekend coffee or two. When I came home I managed to clear the final bit of dining room furniture that was in the hall and rehome it back in the dining room which meant clearing the heap of books piled on top, empty the contents, clean the cupboard inside and out, manhandle and lift it along the carpet and over the threshold ensuring not to drag at all over the new floor, then load it all up again and finally vacuum a lovely clear hallway. I treated myself to a good read of the book I have on the go (shame I'm not enjoying it) and before sitting down for my evening I achieved an hours worth of ironing phew!
My gorgeous grandson O has been asking for another sleepover for a while now, so as Daughter was busy all day Saturday with E and all day Sunday with R with neither events suitable for O this was the ideal time. I picked up O at midday and first thing was lunch. He'd brought two different wii discs which he wasn't that interested to play but he wanted to show me as I hadn't seen them before. He also brought a cartridge and showed me where to plug it in but we couldn't get it to work! Because Mario speaks with an Italian accent it brought the conversation to O really wanting to go to Italy and see the leaning tower and then the atlas came out and we spent ages looking at Europe and the shape of Italy being the boot. We looked at the shape of the UK and he could see when I said it could be a man sitting down with Devon and Cornwall being his legs flat in front, so Scotland is the head and Wales his fat belly so we infact live on his bum, we both laughed a lot :-) O pointed to the map and asked "so what country is this horses head?" I told him it was Norway, Sweden and Finland and the whole group is called Scandinavia, which was a word he "loved" and said over and over! When we saw Iceland he asked if it was made of ice so that led onto google and pictures of the ice hotel in Finland which is now firmly on his wishlist of places he must go.
Feeling a bit peckish O decided we should do baking....
Then all of a sudden the day had disappeared into dinner and a bit of a relax and bed time for O (in my bed) with a couple of books for me to read before he nodded off.
He's a restless sleeper and an early riser! We had arranged that I'd take him home at midday but he wanted to do so much that fitting in washing-teeth-hair-dressing-putting on his makeup, playing with the lego, feeding the fish, creating an assault course, bouncing round on the space hopper, learning about the "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly" song, finding silly songs on you tube, cooking our lunch himself, hiding for ages in the new space I store the kitchen steps and chatting chatting all the time, meant I didn't get him home till about 2:30pm and finally I sat down at home after spending a good hour clearing away all the stuff he'd had out!
So lovely to spend one-to-one time and so many cuddles and kisses, I'm so lucky :-)