Small was home alone again this morning as I dropped Smallest off at Summer Camp. I knew that today their snack would be ice cream sandwiched between homemade chocolate chip cookies. Smallest said it was too big to finish (he didn't save me any).
When I got home Small and I started to get our stuff together for our holiday. This included making flapjack. He got his clothes sorted and then collected beach toys and chairs etc. Then we played a game of Disney Monopoly which he won as usual. He wants to take it away with us but I'm hoping to hide it before we go. Small read while I sorted washing and then I picked up Smallest with his Wanted Poster he had made.
It was a very quick lunch and then a cycle down to swimming lessons.
Small did 20 laps but couldn't beat his best time and Smallest did 6 laps and did beat his time (though we think he may have done more laps last time as we forgot to count!). They did some Lifesaving and finished with dives again. Tomorrow is a fun day and she is bringing in other kids to make it more 'fun' for them.
We cycled home, did some more packing and sorting and then got some petrol and bought a few essentials from the supermarket. When we got back home there was a message to say my glasses were ready to pick up so we drove to get them. The boys asked me to put them on and then laughed at me. They looked better than when I was all blurry but they didn't make me see any better. In fact it made my eyesight worse. I was really disappointed. She told me to try them for a while and see if I adjusted but it didn't make any sense to me. My eyes were better without them. If I held some writing up to my eyes and pulled it away so I could focus and then put on the glasses, I had to move the paper further away. That's not right! I am supposed to have them for reading and close work. How will these help me to thread a needle? She took them away and checked the prescription and said they were right. She again told me to wear them and adjust to them. I don't understand.
When we got home Huffle was home. We hurriedly made dinner and played football afterwards. Huffle and I also mowed the grass.
Smallest and I have rediscovered MrMen books. He had originally asked for them to be taken away from his room (Charlie big pants!) and I put them in our 'library' for future use. It has been funny re-reading them all again.