This appears to be a week when we thought we knew what we were doing, but then fate stepped in and pulled the rug from under our feet!
Our daughter starts a new job today, full time but working from home. She is a very organised person, and has had plans for all childcare sorted down to the last minute. We were going to be helping out with school drop offs and pick ups just while she got into her new routine and I was also going into the school nursery with Rosie while she had her first trial morning tomorrow.
So we were all taken a bit by surprise this morning when Leo woke with a high temperature and feeling unwell and ... you can guess what it was, can't you? Oh yes. All those carefully made plans and new routines all thrown into disarray. Of course they didn't have to test him, the law doesn't say you have to any more, and a few years ago they would have just kept him off school until his temperature went down and he was feeling better. However, they had a spare test and their conscience wouldn't let them ignore the signs so here we are. He's actually likely to be well behaved while his mum is having meetings with her new boss online, a bottle of apple juice on one side and a few snacks on the other and he will happily watch Pokemon on the tv for an hour. Kids are well known for being more demanding once they are feeling better!
This has come after a lovely weekend, a lot of which involved being with Leo 😳
We went to see the summer show which his drama group were performing; there may have been a little tear in my eye when he stepped up to the microphone to speak his lines. Then on Sunday we had all the family here for lunch and with hindsight I am truly thankful that it was a glorious afternoon and we spent the whole time in the garden!
So I don't dare tempt fate by pretending to know what this week here holds, but I will have some spare time to continue with my blanket
As you can see, I am a little behind schedule, all those gaps should be filled but I don't want to rush it and once it is finished, it's finished and I'll having nothing to do! I've certainly learnt a lot from this and think that maybe now I could stop referring to myself as a 'beginner'!