We were all desperately in need of half-term after a really full-on few weeks, adjusting to a life with three kids at three different schools. Sadly this week really didn’t live up to expectations and we spent far too much time feeling bored! It wasn’t helped by endless pictures on social media of friends on holiday – from Devon to Disneyland and Cornwall to the Caribbean.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 295 – Sunday 25th October – Parkrun is a completely free event, which relies on volunteers to run it. So I decided to help out with Junior Parkrun today as a marshal while my daughter ran it.
Day 296 – Monday 26th October – the ‘highlight’ of today was a trip to the dentist for the kids. My daughter had never understood why people hate the dentist. Now she does! She has teeth growing at the back earlier than usual (and before her 12 year old brother), which are struggling to get through fully, leaving them difficult to clean and vulnerable to decay. So the dentist put sealant on them – involving cotton wool, air, water spray, heat light and more, all shoved in her mouth. I was amazed how well she was doing, but as soon as it was over she burst into tears. No photos of that, but I do have a massive grammar fail from reception at the dentist.
Day 297 – Tuesday 27th October – my younger son had a hospital appointment, due to his long-term problem of walking on his toes (which has done since he was about 4). The paediatrician checked him over very thoroughly and he even had a blood test.
Day 298 – Wednesday 28th October – it’s felt like a really boring half-term, but today seemed a bit better as I got on top of a piece of work and went out for a quick walk on my own. The sun was shining and the autumn leaves were beautiful.
Day 299 – Thursday 29th October – finally we did something ‘proper’ with our holiday! We went to Alton Towers in the rain. It’s far from my first choice of day out, but the kids loved it.
Day 300 – Friday 30th October – my eldest finally carved our pumpkin. Apparently it needs a knife sticking out the side as part of the effect!
Day 301 – Saturday 31st October – it was Halloween special at Parkrun. Unfortunately hardly anyone apart from my kids dressed up. Not surprisingly, my daughter found it really hard running in a witch dress, especially as it was so warm! Never again.
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