"Can you just look after.... while I take .....to ......?"
- Or the doorbell donging every few minutes -
"Can ... play?"
"Why don't you just come and join in?!" Children just kept coming or going, or so it seemed!
It has been totally manic and there is very little food left in the house! Two batches of home made cakes have been devoured, two loaves of home made bread, along with several pizzas, hot dogs and garlic bread, not to mention packets of biscuits! It has rained almost constantly, therefore they have played indoors most of the time, though 5 of them put up a tent in the garden today and ate lunch there, in the rain!
Although there was loads of mess to clear up on both days, it has been great fun. They are old enough to entertain themselves now and they arrive with nice mummy's who stay and keep me company and drink tea. This is how the school holidays should be! The children mill about, get out arty stuff, play out when it's dry, make dens in the rain, then drag in mud and bits of grass! But it all clears up at the end of the day! Mummy's sit about and ponder life. Obviously we never eat the cake or devour the pizza!
The company of good friends, both the children's and mine, one of life's simple pleasures. A great way to finish the school holidays.
Counting my many blessings.......