Now that Easter break is over and done with, we are back in the daily grind of things. The husband takes T to school, he then goes back to his work, I walk Doc and then do the afternoon school run.
On Mondays after school, T used to go to Starmakers, an after school activity held at the village hall. She seems to have lost interest in it and we all decided that she stopped going.
Before the break, she’s been saying she didn’t want to go anymore. We never push T to do things and she seems adamant that she doesn’t want to go back to it. We’re not that bothered, since this particular activity is really more like play, a bit of drama, song and dance. She used to really enjoy it especially since most of her friends were going, somehow she has outgrown it. And it’s only fair to stop going, especially if it means opening up a slot for another child who really wants to join the class.
On Tuesdays, she has her cello lessons. But luckily for her (and for the other kids as well), the lessons are done during school hours. I just don’t know what the other kids (who don’t do cello or violin) do while the small group who are doing music lessons are away from the class.
T goes to her swimming lessons with her other friends on Wednesdays. The lessons are held at a holiday park here in Cornwall, so we always end up having dinner there with the other kids and their parents too. The children enjoy this as they get to have a play while waiting for dinner to be served.
Thursdays are free days. I love Thursdays.
And today, T goes to her gymnastics lessons after school. She’s excited because one of her friends from school is coming along to see whether she too would like to join T’s gymnastics club. Hopefully her friend decides to join her.
The weekends are our laze-about-days, which consists of wearing our PJs till midmorning, doing some homework and for me, it’s also doing chores in between. I’m afraid for some of us (parents), it’s never entirely a bugger all day isn’t it? There’s always endless chores to be done.
We don’t have anything planned over the weekend. The historian has a lecture to do in Plymouth, so that will leave T and I alone at home with Boots and Doc. Luckily for us, the good weather we’ve been experiencing (lots of lovely blue and white clouds) will continue over the weekend. That is, if the weather forecast doesn’t decide to do a dramatic change and suddenly announce rainstorms, hale and thunderclouds. Hopefully not! We might meet over with some friends on Saturday, but we’re all just playing it by ear. There won’t be any rushing, just relaxing about. That’s what I love about weekends.
My word of the week is: routine