My legs are a little rubbery this morning. I thought it was time to up that exercise into something a bit more. It was a bit tough, but I felt good knowing and feeling I am becoming fitter. Next week will be the real test…
These last three weeks it has not been too tough to exercise in the mornings because I can wake later and leave home later. However, school holidays are done on Monday and I have to leave home earlier to beat the traffic. So we will see how well I do.
Honeybear is doing well. He has been enjoying the school holiday programme and is settled into the routine. Our home routine is mostly fine and I am trying to be better and scold less. I try to head off any unhappiness and just go with his flow because it makes life happier for all of us. I did say I am trying….I am a control freak so this is not easy….I see Honeybear has some of those OCD genes in there too. Hubby giggles at me and says I will now see what it is like to live with me J
Hubby is busy and yesterday was so upset he even cried a little. Those in laws of mine are really being hurtful. I feel bad for hubby because it is his parents and if I feel offended, he must feel worse.
Yesterday he called and spoke to them and they finally came out with: we do not want to come to your house for a visit. At least we have a definite now. Their reason? They do not want to leave their house in case someone breaks into the house. SIL who lives with them, house sits everyone else’s house in the little dorpie. So I cannot see how she would not house sit her own parent’s house. The excuse is so weak, as to be insulting. When we explained why it would be better for them to come to us and not vice versa, they could not be bothered. FIL asked Hubby to come without me and just bring Honeybear for a visit. Hubby just left it at that. How does he drive all that way without a backup driver, with a three year old in the car?
I think Hubby is willing to try one more phone call today, when he is feeling less emotional and see what happens.
I think I am going with Helen’s idea: We use the money we saved to throw Honeybear a fancy third birthday party and get him some great birthday gifts. I shall include some photos in their next care package. Yep, I have my evil streak. We will visit them, maybe when Honeybear is little older and can sit in a car for 4 hours at a time for two days.
I think I have now spent enough blog space on the in laws…so onto happier things: Honeybear’s birthday. I am looking forward to it. We ill just host five other kids and their parents. We are only doing tea so I am not concerned with food and catering. One menu only so both adults and kids eat the same thing. We are going with a Spiderman theme so it should be easy enough, because it is a popular theme.
Hubby is confident that he can produce the cake I want (Mama wants not Honeybear).
I will make cookies for the party favours. We are just doing decorated cookies and I will sew some Spiderman masks and cloaks. I know Spiderman does not wear a cloak, but I can see it working (not my idea…saw it on the internet) Nothing else. I see what happens to party packs. There are only five kids, so the sewing is going to be quick and I love to sew.
We will just use the gardens at the Estate we live at. The idea is picnic party and there is a huge sandpit and jungle gym. If all else fails, the kids will enjoy playing there for the afternoon.
We have decided on face-painting (done by me, because I love doing it)
A ball, never goes wrong
I will take along play dough and colouring in things, but I am not sure they will work outside, the kids would probably prefer to run.
And of-course the Spiderman piñata
I saw some very nice obstacle web-string games, but I do not know if the kids will go for it, especially outside where there are probably going to be other kids floating around. I am not one to bat off strange kids, but neither do I want to entertain a whole bunch of uninvited kids.
If the in laws decide not to come at all, then maybe we will use a proper party venue, but I am not sure about those. I am just thinking kiddies party like we used to have when we were little.
Still have a little time to decide. I love organising these things.