…..when John is away!
As I mentioned at the end of my last post John was away last week and I wasn’t well. On Friday afternoon Islay’s nursery had an Eco Garden afternoon which we were all invited to. The kids planted some seedlings and looked at mini beasts and then got to have their faces painted. Islay chose butterflies, Angus chose spiderman…..so far so good and fairly conventional……Finn then asked for Lionel Messi. Now at a push I do know that he is a footballer. But I’d struggle to know much more. Finn, my sports mad wee boy, can tell you his position, club team and nationality and the same for pretty much any other footballer (or rugby, tennis, formula one etc) you care to mention. He discovered that newspapers have sports pages a couple of months ago and we just about have to fight him for access to the newspaper now.
My heart sank when I heard Lionel Messi – how would the nursery nurse cope with that? Well, it turns out that Sheona is a huge football fan. She wasn’t the slightest bit phased and didn’t need Finn’s help with any details and proceeded to paint his face with a no. 10 in Barcelona colours. I was impresssed!
Afterwards we had a fish and chip picnic supper watching the first half of the Jungle Book. This was so much fun for all of us. I really enjoyed the thrill the kids had from doing something that’s not normally allowed. I’m pretty strict about television and only usually put it on for 20 to 30 mins while I’m getting the last bit of our evening meal ready and we always sit down properly to eat.
Its so good to break the rules and take the easy option sometimes!