Saturday, 12 November 2011

Cruisy rainy day

I love a rainy day when you have nothing planned. Hanging around home is a good choice instead of the last resort on a rainy Saturday.

To be fair we have been pretty busy. We took Scarlett to her weekly gym class this morning. She loves it and her two best buds were there too. They really do love playing together and it is  good to see that Scarlett can hold her own with older, bigger boys. As she often does, she fell asleep in the car on the drive home so we continued driving to a mall to have some lunch and start our Christmas shopping.

We had our usual sushi lunch and as always it was delicious. The teka (tuna) maki was really good - so much so that I had to order another portion. I then managed to buy Scarlett a gorgeous winter coat and cardigan from Zara. New Zealand summers are not always that warm and we are heading back to Japan in March so the coat will be useful for both trips.

It really is a cute coat and purple is Scarlett's favourite colour. 

I was getting a bit frazzled so my lovely husband took Scarlett off for an explore while I had 45 minutes of reflexology. Bliss! I feel so much better for it.

We have spent the rest of the day just vegging at home. We have watched some figure skating on TV and Scarlett has been playing with her jig saws. These have become her favourite toys again after a few months of ignoring them.

Life is about to change for Scarlett. She is about to have her first session at a drop off play group on Wednesday. She has never successfully been left for anything. This is going to be a very interesting attempt as it is run at her gym by the teachers who she knows and loves. We are hoping to start her in pre school three mornings a week next year so this is the soft lead in. One morning a week for two hours. I know she can do it but she is a stubborn wee thing and if she decides she does not want to it could be a very long two hours.

We were not initially planning to send Scarlett to school of any sort next year but we both definitely need some time away from each other. She needs more socialisation with other children and more opportunities to learn. I just need a little time to myself. We have not been apart for more than a couple of hours since she was born and while I don't think I would change it we could certainly do with some separate time. Now if the principal of the school would just return my call so we can finalise that she has a place for next year we would be all set!

I hope your Saturday has been a relaxing one.

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