Hooray the end is here; it has been harder than running a marathon (and given my Garfield tendencies that says a lot!). I shall need to celebrate now with a large glass of wine or copious amounts of tea and cake.
I have missed lazy mornings filled with cartoons whilst I nurse a cup of tea and try and prise my eyes open at silly o’clock. When we had monsoon like rain I did question why I thought this challenge was a good idea…
The house has definitely felt the strain with all the materials for getting creative. Having done some painting, playdoh and playmais, artistic mess reigned supreme!
But my boys seem to have benefited from spending more quality time playing together. Youngest seems to have developed a natural flair at small Lego building. Eldest has done me proud waiting so patiently to play his new Skylanders character, that has been tempting him from the Christmas in July goody bag.
We have made Cookies
Hunted for four-leaf clovers
Reviewed fun new toys luckily without batteries (Octopals, Shoulder Buddies and Fire Power)
Had a surprisingly lot of mileage just with a cardboard box!
For eldest it has not been too bad as for the most of it he is in school, and then he also has karate twice a week. He felt it most when he had another playdate on Friday and was desperate to show his friend his wii games in action, so instead he got them all and explained what you did in each one, which showed huge self control.
Youngest has had a few tantrums this week; he has missed being tucked in a blanket watching some television. I have read more books to compensate, which appeased him somewhat. He also has a shorter attention span so moves onto different activities quickly, just as you barely set him up one; he is ready to start the next.
I think with reflection the boys have coped much better than me. But I do not have their energy levels. The television/wii used in moderation lets me catch up with chores and the general chaos of life with two young boys.
Would I do this again…?
Ask me in a few months!
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