I'm a bit sad actually, which is kind of weird. I'm usually jubilating on the eve of going-back-to-school day... Which means: end of chaos, messy house, screams, running around etc. Funnily enough, I'd take another week. They have been so much fun this week. We did a lot despite the weather. And what a bliss it is to wake up to the sound of your kids rather than the alarm clock (not looking forward to that tomorrow morning, yikes!!!!).
The 3 of them decided to stay in their PJ today. It was raining the whole day and my plan to get everyone outside with received with much protest. I did not fight them. I went about cleaning/sorting/trying to get things in place before it all starts again tomorrow. They were busy for about 1 1/2 hour in the kitchen, whispering, laughing, going up and down. They told me regularly to NOT enter the kitchen.
They had organised a treasure hunt for me. It was so funny to see to what kind of details they went in to prepare it. It took me a good 20mns to get to the treasure (via the WHOLE house...Ok it's not that big!): beautiful drawings and letters. Very sweet and loved that they did this. This is the poster telling me I got to the treasure.
Last week Manouk had found a cooking book I got for my birthday when I turned 7...This is YEARS ago (won't tell you how many, ha!). She came to me this afternoon holding it open at the chocolate mousse page. We had some spare time before dinner and I said ok let's do it. They all wanted to help and it turned into a real team effort.Don't you love the illustrations of then? Makes me feel fairly old. LOL.
So it was a perfectly smooth day till Manouk decided to glue these 2 little pieces of paper onto her eyes.I did not actually realised there was glue on them before it was kind of too late and it has dried on her eyelids....So my perfect day ended with a little painful operation (done at home) and a little talk about what we are allowed to do and what not...
I had made the promise to myself that I would not spent any time of school work this vacation. It usually creates some conflict and thought I'd do something else. It worked wonder. I love vacation!!!