I’ve been trying to kickstart myself again by making plans for our days this week. Not complicated or stressful plans just something to stop this doggy paddling feeling, the feeling of standing still.
Things have been conspiring against me these last 2 days though and all plans have fallen through. Despite this, or perhaps because of this as I’ve been determined to make the best of things and had a bit more ‘pep’ than usual, we’ve not had a bad couple of days.
The plan on Weds was a walk along the seafront from the Hard to Southsea Castle. However Sam slept in late and while I was waiting I got stuck into a work project. By the time Sam got up we’d already missed one bus. He was also not in the mood to go further than a shop selling the Beano and I was in a work frame of mind.
We did spend a lot of time outdoors. I’d been promising that the next time we went to the village we’d take the polystyrene gliders so we did.
While we were in the village we bought a toy parachute and a hang glider. After lunch Sam built a marshmallow and spaghetti tower (Cubs science badge). Activity that never grows old.
Then as still very hot we went back outdoors for the evening. Burgers and cakes cooked in orange skins on the fire.
Today’s plans weren’t so messed up. Sam’s friend who was due to visit couldn’t. Rather than stay at home with a disappointed boy I decided to take him to the pottery painting place and invited a different friend to join us. Lovely morning, time to chat which we don’t seem to have had lately.
We all headed back to ours as the boys had Spanish.
Set up another experiment for the Cubs badge.
Afternoon drifted away. I worked and Sam built a big stone keep as part of a concentric castle on Minecraft.
Had a bit of a scare when Jack was over an hour late home from school. He was very hot and bothered and covered in oil as he’d been trying to help a friend with a bike problem.
So it was tea, more Dr Who and a bit of sporcling to fill the evening.
Oh we made a catapult too
Relaxed, productive days.