Today I went, “Have I taken a photo today? Nope. Where’s the kid? Oh, there he is.”
And here you are.
And here are a couple of permutations of the kids’ Activity Wall (you load balls into it. They go down. Or possibly up, thanks to the lever on the left). Notice the fading light. (Now that it’s totally black outside, the Activity Wall is covered in blankets and towels. . . I’ll be doing my best to keep the kids inside with curtains drawn tomorrow!)
Had a great mum-to-mum moment with my mum-in-law today when I realised she had presents for my kids that she’d forgotten about (which I knew because she’d been saying how behind she was on Christmas shopping, and I’ll sold her four of our ridiculously large pile). I guarantee I’ll be personally surprised by the gifts TJ and Louisette get from me and their Dad over the next couple of days (not as surprised as Dad, who has ADD so badly I can discuss his own gifts with him and he won’t remember a thing). I’m DEFINITELY more excited than either of them.
I’ve set up an elaborate treasure hunt (with rhyming clues) for Louisette to wade through in order to eventually find the Activity Wall on Christmas Day. Given that it’s currently held together with string and sticky tape (we need a bit of experimentation and a whole lot of zip ties when we’re really sure about the placement of things) I plan to have terrible nightmares of our kids immediately pulling it to bits and giving each other concussion in the process. ‘Tis the season. . .