Yesterday was one of those rare afternoons when everything seems to go right.
I managed to fit in a long walk before the school pick-up. We came home promptly (most days there seems to be a lot of hanging around at school before we get away). Fainjin gladly agreed to dry the dishes, “but first I have to read you my story Mum!” so he read to me first.
A neighbour came over for afternoon tea, and Fainjin played beautifully with her five-year-old while Pearl entertained the baby and made sure he didn’t pull any books down on his head or eat any Lego.
After they’d gone, I got dinner together while Pearl and Fainjin worked on their spelling homework – together(!). The Dad and Babess arrived home just as dinner was ready. Everyone ate all their dinner and ice-cream was enjoyed afterwards.
Fainjin and Babess had stories and were in bed more-or-less “on time”.
Pearl and I sat down to play Scrabble – her first game ever. The Dad and I haven’t played a game in ages, but it recently occurred to me that Pearl would probably love it. She does.
She beat me. Easily.
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