Friday, 22 July 2011

Taking a Deep Breath.....

....before beginning another term.

Today has been a lovely deep breath.  I took my day off today, so the kids have had their last morning of watching MacGyver and The Brady Bunch.  We've had our last sleep in and slow start.  We've had our last 'interesting' (meaning, not plain old sandwiches) lunch.

We had one of Mr Busy's friends over, with his Mum this afternoon.  The boys have been wanting to have a play but this family is new to the school and rightly feel a little concerned about sending their precious young man off to someone's home whom they do not know.  We experienced the same thing when we arrived at Our School.  So us Mum's got to chat and get to know one another.  The boys had their play.  And I think we both feel more comfortable sharing our precious children with one another.

Incidentally this friend of Mr Busy's is a lovely, gentle-hearted young man with the kindest, most innocent face and the brightest blue eyes.  It has taken Mr Busy all of his 11 years to find a second boy to be so insistent about organising a play with.  He has chosen a wonderful friend. 

And so the term is about to begin with all its activity, action and excitement.  My how I have appreciated some time to slow down in between!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

That's awfully nice about Mr. Busy's new friend! I'm glad you all are enjoying the last few minutes of your break. Onward!


Tracy said...

I must admit, I'm a teensy jealous that you've still got another few weeks, Frances! Though, I'm pretty sure I'd feel differently if WE had 11 weeks over summer.