Tuesday 28 February 2012: Eekle urble blibble squawky squeally...
732/365: ... went Maddy as I got home. And which roughly translates as 'Daddy's lit a fire in the garden and it's very exciting and I'm very excited and I need you to know about the fire but I also need to get back out to the fire as soon as I possibly can because it's a fire and fire is VERY exciting... it's a fire... in the garden...'
Shame it was almost going dark because not only had Nick done a fire to get rid of some brambles he's cleared from the 'yet to be cleared' bit of the veggie patch, but the kids had also made themselves a 'lake'. Where lake = muddy puddle complete with skiddy feet marks around the edge. Only moments later, Felix had gone in the house and left muddy footprints everywhere. The bathroom looked like we'd slaughtered the swamp thing after the kids had been in it. It really wasn't a pretty sight! But there were photo opportunities galore (if the light hadn't been atrocious by then!)
What's a bit of chaos between friends though, right? *twitch*
The rest of the day was just as busy - but came complete with migraine hangover from the day before. Bleurgh.
Forgot to say, Felix has put a sign outside his door forbidding 5 year olds from coming in. 6 and 7 year olds are okay - and he's also made an exception for 37 year olds and 42 year olds so that Nick and I can read him his bed-time story. For a child who can't write yet, he indicated the ban by writing the age and a cross by it... and for the ages which were allowed in, they had little love hearts by the number. There's always a system for communication, isn't there!
PS I could quite fancy having been banned from his room...
PPS ... because that way I could pretend I hadn't seen the mess!!