Woody has ' the most amazing day ever'
Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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I look around for Woody and I see he is at the end of the bed playing with a box of things I have put aside for Christmas gifts this year. Woody is very happy with this find. He is beaming as he holds up the Buzz Light-Year t-shirt I had put aside for his birthday in May. He cannot believe his luck. The box was under our bed, and he has never gone looking for stuff before. I should have hid it better and maybe I should be annoyed, but he is so excited I can't be annoyed.
We get ready, and I think Woody is a bit nervous about preschool as he digs his heels in about putting sunscreen on, putting his shoes on, and then getting in the car
As soon as we arrive Woody joins in with a game. All the children are sitting on the floor holding hands and they have to pass a 'squeeze’ silently around the circle. They are all quiet and calm and so, so enjoying this game.
Noah and I head back home, where we crack on with job hunting, ringing prep schools and Noah works on his portfolio. It has to be said, it is not the most fun day we have ever had, but it’s something we have to do!
We have a husband and wife team come and sort the garden out. They are phenomenal. They sort out weeds in the pavers, the edges, mow the lawn, and sort an area of garden waste that looked like the perfect home for snakes and spiders. According to the lawn mower man, there were no snakes or spiders in there - just leeches. Yikes.
I go and pick Woody up from school and he looks so happy when I arrive. The children are just having their afternoon tea. Woody is bursting to tell me about the book they read today, ‘The Gruffolo’s Child’. We have not read that book with Woody but we all love The Gruffolo so Woody is over the moon to learn about this book and cannot stop talking about it. He is just so excited about sharing everything he has done at preschool.
On the way to the car I ask him how his day was
When we get home Woody is super chatty and we get cracking on decorating his lion mask and making some cardboard houses we saw on Mr Maker. Woody likes to do a commentary on everything he is doing, like a television presenter. He even says, ‘if you have trouble with the painting you may need to get an adult to help you’. Ha! Brilliant. He looks at his finished work and says, ’This is magnificent’. He is very proud of what he has made.
Woody asks Noah what he did today. Noah tells him about looking for a job. Woody is underwhelmed by this, thinks about it, and then says. ‘ just pretend you did something else’. Noah thinks, and tells Elwood that he went skateboarding in the desert. Woody is much happier with this response so we move on to dinner.
Woody is charming over dinner
After that Woody goes to bed happily. Noah and I continue tap, tap, tapping on our laptops. I happily chat with the lovely Leonie and Noah goes out foraging for supplies.
All is well in the world, although as our clever cookie Woody has highlighted - an absence of fun today.
So, bring on the fun tomorrow. I hope our lovely friends and family are having fun wherever you are.
Much love xxx