It’s been another up and down-er.
Saturday, well a few good things happened.
The lady lady sent her handyman fiancé down to fix our various issues.
Let us just gloss over the fact that we were given six minutes notice, and that I was still in my pyjamas.
So he fixed Nathan’s door handle straight away (though borrowing our tools to do it) but needed to return later to affix the new toilet seat and deal with the bathroom lock*
Which he did, at 17:00 with ten minutes notice this time.
The new toilet seat was equipped, and a hook and eye lock installed – almost out of my reach, so no worries about the children in the main.
He also noted that they were getting in a plasterer to fix H’s bathroom ceiling next month** so if we had any similar issues to report them and they would get them seen to at the same time.
Considering I will be recuperating from major abdominal surgery, how about no to random people in my house doing random crap? Plus H sent her son up two weeks ago and he dealt with the holes in our walls.
We then had Date Night. We saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
I liked it. I mean yes there was some sad stuff, and some stuff that could have been better. I wonder what they will do about the next film given Carrie Fisher is no longer with us. But there were some adorable moments.
I want a Porg. And a Crystal Critter. And I used my scary spooky abilities and spotted the actress who played Dr. Ellie Stadler in Jurassic Park.
Which, leads me nearly on to some of the trailers I watched.
Films Which I Now NEED To See:
- A Quiet Place
- Avengers: Infinity War
- A Wrinkle In Time
- JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM***
There were a few others, but given you cannot have your phone in the cinema, I’ve forgotten some.
So that was lovely. Film was good. Food at the cinema in-house bar wasn’t great but they do good cocktails. We had 45min to spare before the film, so we went to the arcade and played a Jurassic Park shooter – and I didn’t totally suck!!! So that was fun.
Behold the awesome that is reclining cinema seats though!!!
Didn’t get home til half midnight, but the sitter had cable and snacks and the kids hadn’t been evil, so she’s happy to come back next week for our Burns Night shenanigans.
Then came Sunday.
We had a visit from the lovely Libidia, and First and Third. Sadly Second was poorly-sick five minutes from our place, so his daddy took him home and vowed to return to collect his lady and remaining offspring anon.
TT adores Third. However she constantly refers to them as “baby”, which, as they are actually older than her we all find hilarious.
#1 Son gets on amazingly with both First and Second, so he was sad at the diminution of expected guests but they had fun.
However. I learned that I cannot trust him to play in his room at the moment.
During the course of the visit, we noticed three separate small marker pen drawings on the hallway wall. They were too well formed to be TT or Third. And Libidia knows her offspring well enough to know their “lying face”
I wish I did!!!!
#1 Son however not only denied it vociferously but blamed his sister. Now, one of these smaller drawings was a traced handprint. And he had the offending marker on his hand and palm. Yet continued to deny and deflect blame.
So we left that for a bit, until at the end of the visit we went to find them. To be greeted with this:
Now, he was not alone in this. First did assist. Libidia offered to help pay for cost of supplies to repaint.
Fortunately this was not required. Though it did take more than two tubs of wipes to clean off:
And it ruined my poor nails:
So, as you can imagine, neither myself nor the hus-creature were enamoured of our eldest yesterday.
And do not worry dear audience, he did not escape unpunished:
- No allowance for last week.
- Costs of materials needed to repaint were to be taken out of his savings.
- No screens for the rest of the day.
- I confiscated all colouring materials.
- I made him tidy his room unaided whilst I scrubbed his walls.
He was not impressed. But he couldn’t, or wouldn’t, tell me why he had done it.
So I shot off a quick email to his therapist, enclosing those photos and asked her to talk to him about it – if she deemed it appropriate.
So that was not a good end to the day.
However, look what I finished:
Yes – IT IS THE SOCKS.
The socks of wonder and joy.
My photo shoot got photobombed!
Despite all the trials and tribulations, I love this kid so darn much 💕💕💕
*There was much blathering about the existing one being a Mortise Lock and worry about the kids getting the key and similar.
Look, at this point I don’t frigging care – just get us a damn door lock!!!!
**Uh huh – we all believe that.
***No, really I NEED to. I regress to being an over-excited 10-year-old whenever there’s a Jurassic Park film involved (well except Lost World, but that was due to my disappointment with the book) this is one of my all-time favourite franchises and I cannot wait!!!!!