Yep it was good. Always good to have Justin home to help and keep me company. We went to Commonwealth Park on Australia Day Night for a picnic. The girls enjoyed chasing each other around while draped in the Aussie Flag, and Meg used it like a Supergirl cape making it billow out behind her as she ran.
We’ve been changing the bedrooms around again, this time we have Holly on her own in her original room, Amy next to her in the cot and Meg and Jessie upstairs in the big room. So, much of the weekend was spent with clothes moving to different wardrobes, beds being shifted and personal nic-nacs being arranged on new shelves. This forced me to go through the clothes and get rid of a lot of stuff. Sadly though it was mostly baby things, size 000 that will no longer fit Amy when she comes of out the brace. She didn’t even wear a lot of them becasue they wouldn’t fit over the straps and I just love those little bonds baby suits that make them look like teletubbies. Well it all has to go – look out Penny it will be coming your way! I have got another 6 boxes of baby clothes to give to the Salvos and one box of cherished items that I have to keep for my grandchildren. I’m not usually very sentimental like that, but these things are just too precious.
On Sunday Rach and I escaped to have a childfree browse around the Bus-Depot Markets and then onto a blissful 2 1/2 hour lunch in Manuka. It was so much fun, to be able to sit and laugh and watch the passers by and have an uninterupted fabulous conversation. Rach and I have known each other now for 20 years, and it is second nature to finish a sentence, know what she is going to say before she says it, and answer a question that wasn’t even asked verbally, but hinted at by a slightly raised eyebrow. We giggled a lot, about so many things, and had a delicious lunch with pudding, wine and a hunky waiter!
So now it is Monday of the last week of the school holidays. Meg starts preschool and I had this funny conversation with her.
Me: Meggie I’ll miss you when you go to preschool. You are such good company for me here at home
Meg: You’ll have Jessie and Amy to play with.
Me: I know, but I’ll miss you anyway.
Meg: (placing her hands on my knees and looking me in the eye) Mum, I have to go.
Oh well, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!
Amy has a week to go in the braces. The final countdown. Let the week begin!