Last weekend we went over to visit H’s grandparents and stayed there for a couple of nights. On the Saturday we went out for the day to Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood. We had a lovely time. For the adults there was nostalgia at seeing toys from their childhood. H liked seeing toys from across the ages. We also spent some time in a Victorian school room. We learnt a rhyme off by heart and H hasn’t stopped chanting it this week. He’s made some changes of his own and it now goes like this:
All mummies should obey their children and be good, Disobedient mummies will never be a credit to their family.
Getting rather bored of that now.
Monday was a teacher training day. H wasn’t that keen on going out for the day, so we ended up close to home. We went swimming first thing and H swam the length of the big 30 metre pool with front crawl and then breast stroke. H’s swimming confidence has been taking a bit of a bashing due to what’s been happening in school swimming lessons, so I was keen to boost him up a bit. Then we went onto the Botanical Gardens to have a bit of a run around. Our visits there follow a bit of a formula as we visit the playground, the birds and the butterfly house. Then we headed back home for an afternoon of Monopoly. In the end I had to plead for mercy after 2 hours as I couldn’t bear it anymore and besides I had to cook dinner. Naturally, this meant that H could insist that he won, but he is a bit of a mini-tycoon when he gets going.
On Thursday, we had H’s long-awaited class assembly. It was a rather eclectic mix of the World Cup and the Little Red Hen with some disciples thrown in for good measure. I’m not sure it really hung together as a theme, but the children performed very well. H’s part was to be a footballer and he had to dress up as one. We don’t have a football strip, so one of his classmates kindly lent him this one. It seemed quite appropriate really as Mummy and Daddy had been to Barcelona earlier in the year.