Can you freaking believe it - they are putting up Christmas decorations in the shopping malls? Is it not another whole 2 months to Christmas? Off course we do not have Halloween and Thanksgiving to fill the gaps until Christmas, but I think this is plain crazy. Any Christmas decorations up in your part of the world?
Well, that's just my bit of venting as I am so completely overloaded at work that I can not think straight and can not think about Christmas yet. At all. And I am proud to say that I have made it through the weekend alone with the kiddos - gran helped a bit, but for the rest it was fine. Apart from the fact that we didn't prepare The Little Miss that dad would be gone for the weekend and he came home so late on Thursday night that she didn't see him - so by yesterday morning she had it! If you take into account that the last time she saw him was on Wednesday night it is completely fare of her to be upset - but not so fare on mom. I had a hugely upset and very difficult little girl and off course The Boys who have their own needs - amongst them to grab whatever the other one is playing with for yourself. So the poor pups only got their breakfast at 9:30 and mom then packed everybody for an excursion - where I at last had breakfast when the kids had lunch at about 12:30. Oh well, at least we all had a little nap the afternoon. On return, dad was completely ignored by The Little Miss and he had to work very hard to get her to sit with him etc. We will certainly prepare her a bit better next time. He, by the way, had a great time - they saw Rhino and all the usual suspects (giraffes, koedoe, impala, zebra, eland etc.) close by while hiking and had lions very near at night. No photos though, sorry to say, when you are the guide it is your work to ensure good photos for your clients, not for you. How I am yearning for a bit of open air, veld and peace and quiet.