And a Happy 2018 to you all, even though we still have a day and a bit to go. At the risk of sounding repetitive, it always amazes me how quickly Christmas itself goes following on from the ridiculously long build up .I have mentioned before that I was aiming for harmony and to an extent this has been achieved.
The boys were happy with their presents, the dreaded table tennis table is being picked up tomorrow. It will be truly lovely to see under my stairs again. I am also starting to gradually get things put away and get the thank you letters done, although I have TouchNote to thank for the later. If you haven’t come across it, it has to be one of the best time savings apps there is. All you have to do is select a photo, type in an address and type a quick message, voila its done without any annoying trips to the post office. I know that in theory I should get the boys to hand write letters, that is how I was brought up and indeed what we did until recently. However, I wrote the letters not the boys as I was worried that they wouldn’t be done quickly enough and I dreaded people thinking that I hadn’t been bothered to say thank you. After all , as we all know all such tasks fall to the Mother.
Routine has gone even more out of the window than usual this holiday and we’re not great ones for routine anyway, life tends to get in the way. Yesterday I realised that younger boy may not have changed his underpants since Christmas Eve. I prefer to think that he had changed them at least a couple of times, but I can’t be sure. How I long for the days when I don’t need to tell the boys to shower, to change their clothes, to clean their teeth. I would love to know if and when the need to be clean will click in.
Even though I am one of those weird people who doesn’t mind working over Christmas and is quite glad to start to get back to normal after Christmas Day, I sill feel a bit gutted that we have only got three more days until the whole school routine clicks in again. Luckily I have been organised with washing uniforms etc but there’s bound to be something that I have forgotten. Other schools are off until 8th January, we are back on the 3rd which seems a bit soon when we didn’t break up until the 20th December. O well.
Three hours ago we ate a large pub meal but older boy has just insisted that he needs Super Noodles. I am shocked by how much he is eating at the moment, believing that he is in line for a huge growth spurt, which will result in the need for new school uniform, which wont be worn for very long as he leaves in the Summer. When it comes to managing our food bill, all I can say is thank God for Iceland and thank God even more for Quidco where I can get cashback on my shopping. I’d better go and supervise. See you next year.