A weekend where we both took some time for ourselves (me rather more than Hunter) and where the kids just fell into the whole plan.
On Friday night we watched Noot vir Noot with the Princess - her fav thing to do. After that we tried to watch a DVD but truly, years of sleep deprivation does not go well with a toasty couch and cuddles with hubby with a DVD. I just gave up and went to sleep.
Saturday morning Hunter did a quick Boeremark run and I was just in time at the hairdresser at 10. After a cut, colour, highlight and blowwave, I did a bit of shopping and phoned the hubby to confirm that I can do the grocery shop (timewise). He told me that I can as it seems like the kids are going to nap. A few minutes later he called me to say that we had 3 sleepers and would I not rather like to see a movie! What a question- 10 minutes later I was sitting in the movies watching "Water for Elephants" I really enjoyed the movie - beautifully filmed. Beautiful Robert Pattinson is surely something for the eye and Reese Witherspoon is a fantastic actress.I felt totally re-charged as so happy. It was really just what I needed. I got home just in time to help wake up the two that was still sleeping (A and L). Thus we had a rather late evening watching rugby and eating tomato soup and hot dogs. Then Hunter (very lightly assisted by me) did some wonderful DIY stuff for me, for which I am so totally grateful. We went to sleep at about 12:30 and had a total sleep failure night. One of those nights when L is awake for 3 hours.
Sunday morning Hunter went to work at church (he does the slides for the family service) and I kept the three kids at home as 2 were rather coldish. He returned from the shops with beautiful flowers for me and we had a quick braai with a friend after which Hunter met an old friend and caught up some good time with him, just to return in time for bath and bed for the kids. Back at home L and A napped but C, our generally good napper (and the only one that does so at school) did not. So we spent some time reading and I managed to finish Wolf Hall at last. Surprisingly we had L sleeping through on Sunday night and last night . (No, I should not mention it, I know Murphy reads here).
One needs weekends like these - we really do.