Weekend playdates are simply not in our frame. We don't do them. This Saturday, however, I decided to let the kids all invite mates over. I realised our weeks are SO busy that none of them get to engage with their mates outside of school.
The result was surprising. It was a wonderful time for all of us. We were each able to get on with whatever we pleased. The grown-ups pottered and did bits around the house.
The preteens walked the dog, surfed the net, baked a cake and played Cluedo.
The tweens set up treasure hunts and drew and just hung out.
The boytjies played soccer, practised slingshot skills, trampolined and played gogos for ages.
This is definitely going to be a more regular occurence - no rush, no agenda and just time on our hands for each person to indulge in some of their favourite activities.
|Each doing whatever they please|
|Getting trickier to photographer the preteens but this is a goodie|
|I was able to set up our workspace for school and order her books|
She was particularly taken with this little poppet and I think the feeling was entirely mutual!
|Happy times at Cafe Roux|
Raine and I were well able to relax for the most part and enjoy each others company while the girls were taken care of although I was still aghast at how hands-on this age it for the young moms! It is AMAZING how quickly you forget - pretty exhausting!
|Car waving never ceases to appeal|
A busy happy day for everyone!