Life is well, busy, here in busy-land, but aside from a raging case of PMT (mine) things aren't too bad.
Emma is doing well at school, the girls are loving preschool, and Murray and I are surviving the new routine.
On Friday Audrey came to work with me as I was unable to get a preschool day for her. Well, that's not entirely true. I didn't think I'd be able to get a day for her so I opened my big mouth and told her she might have to come to work with me. When a day did become available, there was no way she was going to preschool. Her teacher tried to talk her into it all day Thursday, but Audrey's response was a very firm "No, I'm going to work with Mummy". So, she came. She was very good - she is by far the 'easiest' of my children. We even managed to find her a donut the size of her head at the canteen.
What else happened this week?
I started my Christmas shopping. After having a nightmare that it was 6pm on Christmas Eve and I hadn't bought anything for Christmas, I was keen to get started. When I told Emma that I had a dream that I forgot to buy presents, she told me "That's OK, because we would still get presents from Santa". Yep, that's why I woke up in a cold sweat.
I need advice though. I have no idea what to get Ashlea this year. She already owns every single Night Garden toy ever made. I could buy some software for her to use with the intellikeys - but that isn't really fun. She is aware enough of presents now that she will see the others playing with fun stuff and want some for herself. So if anyone has any good gift ideas for special needs children please let me know.
Oh yeah, I dobbed someone in for parking in the disabled spot at preschool. It wasn't another parent who was just running in with their kid, it was someone who parked there early in the morning - without a permit and when the whole street was empty and available to park in - but no, they parked in the one disabled spot outside preschool. I really hope the ranger got there in time to slap a $400+ fine on their car. Gee it felt good to dob them in.
Oh and the big news is that I entered the ballot to get tickets for the Oprah show. I really, really, really want to get tickets. It would clash with the twins preschool concert though. Would that make me a bad mummy??? It is most likely an irrelevant question as the chances of getting tickets are pretty low I'd imagine. I'll let you know!!
Coming up this week: a party at an indoor play centre (ugh) and the preschool bus wash tour. I'll let you know how it goes.
And to finish with here is an Ashlea-ism from preschool this week. It was teddy bear week, and Ashlea was colouring in a teddy bear picture with her teacher. There were 3 teddies. Ashlea painstakingly attempted to colour the first one. Again she painstakingly tried to colour the second one. Finally Mrs Cook asked her what colour she wanted the 3rd teddy to be. Clearly fed up with colouring, Ashlea's answer .... WHITE.