Sunday, May 24, 2009


to get out of work.

Even go to sleep in the middle of the day.

Mick and I asked them to each put ten toys away. They suddenly got a bad case of exhaustion. We called their bluff and told them if they were so tired they should go to bed. They meekly got up from the couch and went to their room were they turned on their night time music and fixed the blanket over them. I could hear them talking for a bit and I thought they would play in bed for a bit and then come out at which time I would reinforce the work rule. They never came out of their room. I checked on them 20 mins later and they had gone to sleep. I looked at Poppy and decided she looked a bit tired too. After a stern talking too she decided she was tired too and thus I had 2 hours of peace and quiet on a Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 15, 2009


So Zac and James are the only LDS kids in their year at Modbury Nth. James just happens to be the son of a bishop. And the two boys haven't always seen eye to eye but this year James' Mum has been doing our family a great service and three days a week she comes to pick up Zac and so since they have been going to school together they have been going to school together. This has resulted in an arrangement of friendship that suits both Heather (James' Mum) and myself.
This week I embraced this arrangment and made an arrangment of my own. I invited James over for dinner and a play. This is the first time a friend has been invited to play at our house with out bringing back up from other family or friends. The best part of the two hour visit wasn't the bit where they sat at the table and used their hot dog buns for comic relief or even when they played Wii without tears or tantrums. I think the best bit was when James walked in the door and Zac ran up and hugged him.
They just might love each other yet.

Monday, May 4, 2009

We love

to dance

till we