Scarlett was wonderfully well behaved while her father was away last week. Shouty Mummy barely made an appearance and all was sunshine and rainbows in our world. Daddy went back to work today and it has been the longest morning ever.
All I had to achieve today was a small grocery shop and about six loads of laundry. The laundry was on target but getting Scarlett dressed and out the door took the best part of three hours. Either she did not want to do what needed to be done or she wanted to do it herself. I love her increasing independence but not the tantrums that come when she cannot do it herself the first try. My hoped for leisurely grocery shop turned into a sprint event so we were home in time for lunch with Daddy. At least she has gone down for her nap without a fight.
We ended up having an unexpected long weekend as Tet took the Monday off to make up for all the lost weekend days from his recent work trips. We dropped Monkey off at school and we went out for a leisurely breakfast followed by a reflexology session. It really was lovely, although I think Tet regretted getting the shoulder massage as that was pretty full on. Scarlett was thrilled Daddy picked her up off the school bus and after we all had an afternoon nap, Daddy and Scarlett had a swim. Simple pleasures.
Saturday and Sunday were really busy. We spent a lot of time out and about wearing Miss S out. Her sleeping habits are much improved so I think it may be working.
She was the picture of sartorial elegance on her way to gym. I could not persuade her to have the brim of her hat turned up, nor to remove it on the bus. She really does like to stand out.
Gym was fun and the novelty of Mummy helping her instead of Daddy kept her more on task than usual. Note that she is sitting far away from her mother though. She likes to do the activities by herself. Normally she is shooting off in the distance like her tutu wearing buddy so I will take what I can get!
This shot was from our Sunday breakfast outing. I was just trying to get a shot of Scarlett checking out the menu but it is one of my new favourite photos of her. She really does look up to no good!
Scarlett's favourite part of the weekend was our discovery of a new mall out by the airport. Not only does it have an amazing water play area on the roof, but it also has a great pay to use playground a floor below. She and Daddy had a wonderful session while I watched on.
|Fun in the Ball Pit|
|Tea for Two|