We haven't had much time for just hanging around the house and yet again, we wouldn't have time. Dh had to go out and run errands and the kids and I set off for the library. Tuesday mornings is the "drop in" and we certainly wanted to "drop in". One of the things I miss most about being off on mat leave was being about to do library programmes with my kids. It's a small thing but I loved the weekly time with my kids and books and music. How can it get better than that? I didn't take many photos since there were so many kids and I couldn't post photos but at one point, before a song, the kids stood up to get ready to march and Pk took her brother's hand to lead him off. It was very sweet.
In the afternoon, Dh had an eye appointment and he knew that he would need me to drive. I don't normally allow the kids to play at the "play place" at the mall. I find that the kids can be very rough and the parents aren't much better. Since we had to pass the time while Dh was getting seen, it seemed like the right place to go. The kids had a blast. LB had fun on the slide, over and over and over again. Pk, as usual, within seconds of arriving, had a posse of kids playing an elaborate make-believe game. I can't believe that other kids don't find her bossy but they seem really drawn to her and she makes friends wherever she goes. These days, it's all about being superheros and good guys and bad guys and adventures and the other kids can't wait to be involved. She ran hard for almost an hour and was sweaty and happy when the time was done.