Project 366 Week 7

It’s half-term! We didn’t have anything planned, but it was still nice to have a break from school and particularly from the relentless round of after-school activities and mum-taxi duties. I was pleasantly surprised that the kids didn’t moan about basically doing nothing all week as I juggled work, thanks to my new contract.

Here’s our week in pictures…

Day 45 – Sunday 14th February – I often go for a walk early on a Sunday morning before the kids wake up, just as the sun is rising. I always love the sky behind these pylons!
Pylon, Sunrise, Sky, 365, 366

Day 46 – Monday 15th February – one of the downsides of the school holidays is that it’s almost impossible to go running in the week. Theoretically, I could leave the kids, but my daughter is a bit young and I can’t really trust all three of them together! So today I had a short run with my daughter instead of on my own.

Daughter, Running, 365, 366

Day 47 – Tuesday 16th February – how to keep a teenager busy in half-term – give him a sledgehammer and some manual labour!

Son, Teenager, 365, 366

Day 48 – Wednesday 17th February – my younger son injured his hamstring at football on Sunday, so has hardly left the house. Finally today he decided to do his art homework, rather than just stare at a screen.

Art homework, Son, 365, 366

Day 49 – Thursday 18th February – there was a greenhouse here before my son started work on it.

Garden, DIY, 365, 366

Day 50 – Friday 19th February – the (almost inevitable) result of a teenager doing manual labour – he prised a piece of wood off the wall with a spade and it hit him in the head. Luckily, he wasn’t badly hurt. My husband had a very similar injury a couple of years ago when he broke some wood up with a sledgehammer and it flew up and hit him in the face!

Son, Injury,365, 366

Day 51 – Saturday 20th February – I’m very proud of my son for all the work he’s done in the garden this week. He sawed this wood himself and is loading up the car ready for the tip.

Son, Garden, DIY, 365, 366

 

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. Yikes, glad he wasn’t more badly hurt at least! Sounds like s reasonable 1/2 term. We’ve been putting off homework here, but now have to face it! #project366

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    • Thanks very much! It was a relief he wasn’t badly hurt.

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    • Thanks very much. He’s done a great job and it’s kept him out of mischief – win-win! He’s not such a little helper though!

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  2. What a brilliant idea to keep your son busy! Mine would really enjoy something like that too – physical labour is always good for teens too 😉

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    • It was my husband’s idea to get him working and it’s worked really well -it’s stopped him hanging round the house causing trouble because he’s bored.

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  3. That is a great way to stay busy – although bashing yourself on the head isn’t quite so good! Glad he wasn’t too badly hurt. You really are such an active family x

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    • Thanks very much. It was a relief he wasn’t badly hurt! x

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  4. Ouch! Hope he’s ok now. I love your walled garden and can just see a long walled glass house against there like a National Trust garden! I’m starting to take my girl out on a Sunday to get her running – I need to encourage her to do something active and it is a nice time for us to spend some time together. 🙂

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    • He’s fine, thanks goodness! Our walled garden is lovely – it’s just a shame it doesn’t weed itself! That’s great that you’ve started taking your daughter out running too.

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  5. Well done to the teenager for helping in the garden, that looks like a lot of hard work, shame about the injury.
    It is nice that your daughter shares your love of running, and that you can take her with you

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    • Thanks very much, he did a really good at helping out and it’s a relief he didn’t hurt himself badly.

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  6. You have been keeping yourself busy this week. Ouch the cut on the head looks bad 🙁

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    • Thanks very much. It wasn’t as bad as it looks, thank goodness!

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  7. Well done your boy…It looks like he has been working very hard! I hope he is ok now after his injury x

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    • Thanks very much! He has worked very hard 🙂 x

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  8. Ouch! Hope the forehead isn’t hurting too much, the sledgehammer bashing actually looks fun though 🙂

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    • The forehead is fine, luckily. He did enjoy his sledgehammer bashing!

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  9. It sounds like a very productive week in many ways. Your son has done a great job in the garden – shame about the painful injury he suffered, but he worked very hard.
    You and your daughter running together must be a nice way to spend time together – sharing a passion for a sport x

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  10. Can you send your teenager over here to work in our garden lol It looks like you were able to keep him busy all week. Glad his head wound wasn’t too bad x

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  11. He worked hard this week didn’t he? I’m glad you managed to avoid A&E.

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  12. Glad the teen was not badly hurt, and well done to him for doing so much manual work. My teen managed to help his dad take some things to the tip at the weekend. Obviously it meant he had to have extra time on the PS4 lol. Sounds a nice half term. I always thing its nice to not have anything planned for a change x

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    • Thanks very much! There were a couple of tips runs in there too. Needless to say, he had a fair amount of time in front of screens too. I thought we’d be bored with nothing planned at half-term, but it was OK really! x

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  13. Oh, I’m glad he wasn’t too badly hurt, looks like he’s done a great job though. Love that first shot, stunning x

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