There is an odd game that people play in
Canberra. It’s called “….Try not to put your heater on until ANZAC
day….” Well, on the day before ANZAC day,
I can report that the heater was defiantly on…(it may have even been on a few times before, shhhh don’t tell
anyone around here J)
Usually it is pretty hectic around the Sporty household with work , school and then after school activities of swim squad, gymnastics and soccer…then there is home work X 3, choir, piano practice……
But, thankfully we are still in our school holidays and I have been enjoying the relaxed mornings without the getting ready for school
rush routine. Outside the weather was
bleak. Cold wind, rain…Brrrrr. So we rugged up…still in our PJs and watched
Puss n Boots…well the kids watched Puss….I listened to his voice *sigh*
After the movie The kids and I were relaxed and happy (again, *sigh*), so I thought I’d treat them by going out to get some lunch….but they didn’t want to go! They just wanted to stay at home and relax…this is when I new it was serious…because my kids love to eat!
Still in Pjs, We stayed in and cooked up some piping hot macaroni and cheese instead…and when that wasn’t enough we made gingerbread men as well….the smell of ginger wafting through the house more than made up for the icy wind beating on the windows and sneaking in under the windows and doors.
The kids stayed in the pajamas all day…and it was surprisingly such a lovely day. Usually cabin fever sets in and the kids quickly get board and start to fight and bicker. Usually I have to get
me them out of the house to preserve what sanity I have
left! But thankfully, the planets must
have been aligned because they played together, re-discovered old toys and had
an absolute ball.
|Relaxation..... swimmer style....with flippers!|
I’m not originally from
Canberra, I came to this city for University and after 20 years I’m still not used to the cold. Usually I view the start of
winter with an impending sense of doom and gloom. But on this day I was
actually thankful for the icy weather. I’m thankful the cold had given us a
fine excuse for kicking back in our PJ’s and shirk the usual grind of our
domestic routine and responsibility. I am thankful we have had this opportunity
to spend some lovely time together and recharge before the hectic routine
resumes next week.
The kids were so excited to be in the pajamas all day. If you are wondering if I hung out in my pajamas as well…
I got changed a few minutes before Grumpy day arrived home from work….
….Well, I didn’t want him to think that I’d been lazing around in my pajamas all day!
Sharing over at the amazing Kate Says stuff for thankful Thursday. Kate and some other bloggers are creating a wonderful community called 'Autism: In Our Own Words' as a resource and support for parents of children on the autism spectrum. Pop over to Kate's and have a look!