The big activity of the day was an owl pellet workshop. Went down a storm. When I’d talked to Sam about it yesterday he was appalled at the idea. He really enjoyed it though. There are times Mum does know best 🙂
Although the activity was good I must admit I was completely drained after in a way I haven’t experienced after a group activity for a long time. I did find myself shouting at the kids which is never good. Miserable shouty lady is not something I like to be (and nearly always gives me a headache) and they were just being kids really. It’s me, I have no patience for running about while there are activities going on (not a moan at other people’s kids as mine was right in there too – grr) we all have our buttons and that is one of mine. What I should have done, of course, is exactly what I would have done as a guider and organise a game to direct that energy, they’d finished and were bored. Out of the mindset though, it just didn’t occur to me! Perhaps I was already a bit mentally kicked by the twin blows of turning up to find our coffee had vanished (particularly as I had remembered milk) and having a bit of drama with issues with key.
Big cup of coffee and seeing how happy and proud Sam is with his card of bones picked me up though 🙂