A couple of weeks ago I won a prize on an instragram competition Citroen was running. All the comment said was”you have won this weeks voucher – a spa for two” – I was pretty chuffed because who doesn’t like a little spa time but thought it would be a massage and maybe something else! David got the vouchers on Wednesday! Two FULL DAY SPA packages from Mangwanani – I called the lady because full day to spa people means different things to non-spa people – the package is SEVEN HOURS LONG! SEVEN treatments, breakfast and lunch!
I actually can not explain how excited I am! The booking has been made and I am possible more excited than I am about Christmas!
Life is full speed ahead here again. I can’t even remember what happened this week, it was all just a blur of kids, cooking, working and life really!
We managed to get Jacks temporary passport this week for his little trip to Lesotho next week, it really was pretty painless and I actually wish I had just applied for the abridged birth certificates at the same time.
I am busy looking for a domestic/nanny 3 times a week. Working with Emma is a challenge especially since she wants to be in my arms so much. It really is very strange for me because she is the 4th child you would assume she wouldn’t get as much arm time as she does. Drives me mad though. I can no cook, type, make coffee,get dressed – all with a baby in my arms!
Santa Shoebox prep has started. The admin starts pretty much from January but now the actual physical stuff starts and Suzanne’s garage has been turned into our packing head quarters! So yesterday Emma and I went off to help sort, pack, drink coffee and catch up. The name lists only go up in September but you can start getting your boxes ready now When you pledge please bear in mind that the teenagers are often the last names to be picked and the ones we struggle with in the end. Its cute buying for babies and kids your kids age but the teenagers are often forgotten.
I am currently having an internal war about our nighttime routine! Currently if David is home in time he will bath Emma and put her down and I bath Jack and then lie with him at 19h00. (Remember we were having issues with him being tired?). The thing is I still have to lie with him, it takes sometimes 45 minutes so by that time its nearly 8 and after pretending to sleep for 45 minutes you do actually get very sleepy! Then I want to go to bed. He naps now at the new school for over 90 minutes which he wasn’t doing before which I think is why it takes so long for him to fall asleep, he isn’t as tired as he was before? So I am thinking of pushing bed time to 19h30 or even back to 20h00 when Cameron goes to bed then I don’t have to lie with him. I really just want to be able to get all of the kids to sleep and still spend some time with David.
What time do your toddlers go down? How do I get him to fall asleep on his own? I tried bribing him with chocolate the other night – it never worked *sigh*