I suppose it comes to all parents in the end. This summer holiday I cracked and bought a monopoly set for us. Actually, I say cracked, but I was very happy to have a set in the house.
The littles have played together (with made up rules) a few times (most helpfully when the three of us went into my work last week).
When I got home from work this evening, the husb had got up from his sleep (having had to get up to go to work at 4am this morning) and the littles had returned from their sleepover (thank you again Grandma and Grandpa), the four of us sat down to play and it was really good fun. That is until tempers were lost when I declared bedtime and the very littlest one realised that he had fewer properties than everyone else.
The boy was frankly astonished at the size of this chip.
I go back to work tomorrow, so I would expect posts to be even shorter than they have been for the last six weeks!
The husb and I both wear contact lenses so I assume that at some point one or both of our children might have to add well.
We took them for their first eye checks today.
I think they look really quite mad in the frames – tee hee!
It’s not quite conker season, but having seen a couple of closed up cases on the ground, we spent a considerable amount of time trying to find some real actual conkers.
I’m not due back at work until Monday, but I wanted to go in and prep a couple of bits and bobs before we got back into it.
I took the littles with me and, unsurprisingly, within half an hour they’d eaten all the food (a considerable amount) I’d taken with us and we’re claiming boredom.
Thank goodness for the Monopoly I bought last week.
In other news, all four of us have done the ice bucket challenge and donated to the MND Association which is a charity that funds and promotes research into motor neurone disease and supports sufferers and their families. If you’re not on Facebook and would like to see the videos, just let me know!
She seems to think that she can actually fly. It’s quite hard to take a photo and not look at the same time.
Apparently it is no longer enough to be given the argos catalogue.
A laptop is now essential in the putting together of birthday lists.
I may have to edit their lists before they’re despatched to interested parties.
It’s been a busy day. Tennis, swimming, a fun day, pony rides, a walk to the beach and a very quick paddle. They should sleep well tonight, I certainly will!
The boy hasn’t quite got the hang of it, but it’s a good effort.