Half term has been a challenge.
We stayed at home.
Normally not a problem. The bears are happy to potter. Funnily enough, they are up earlier than on school days. For first one up gets the choice of gaming console. I have been happy to give in and let them veg. I have needed an easy week. I couldn't really face the whines and whinges of getting out of the house. The odd ray of sunshine in amongst grey and gloom.
But my house is a mess. OH ME OH MY, yes.....it........is.
Slowly things are being emptied out of the kitchen in preparation for new units. I have kitchen stuff everywhere. Baby bear thinks this is great. Easy reach for pans and wooden spoons, which become combat tools. I have bowls filled with Lego, Tomika and parts of transformers.
Every bit of surface is covered.
So.....I'm trying to stay calm........realise that I cannot do anything about it for a another week or so and just go with the flow. Quite hard when all the Bears seem to do at the moment is EAT and be in a chaotic kitchen.
And boy do I mean EAT.
I always notice these little growth spurts they have. For a few months at a time they are ravenous. Nothing is staying in the cupboards for more than half an hour now once it's been unpacked. They are growing boys for sure. The two eldest Bears have now outgrown me. Middle Bear is almost 13 and he looks like a 16 year old. He's getting the build of a rugby player too. Very strong. What happened to my babies?
So, I have spent this week pottering. Discovering lots in the depths of my cupboards I had forgotten I had.
The Bears have been bugging me to do a car boot. They think it will be fun. I did one once, years ago. It went well, but it was stressful. People actually jumping in the boot of your car rummaging through boxes before you've even set up. Not fun. However, I do like a car boots, I just prefer to be the browser rather than the seller.
I'm thinking though, that a car boot is sounding appealing. I've recently done a huge charity shop delivery so I won't feel so bad. I need to thin down my kitchen bits. Lovely pieces, but I have to be realistic and be more streamlined. Ebay is a pain these days, so I might just cave and give the Bears what they want. Maybe it would be fun. I'll just sit back with a flask of tea and let them do all the hard work!
I've been sorting out my favourite pretties this week though. I love colour. That has been lifting my spirits.
If only chaos would just vanish in a poof........