Friday, October 17, 2008

Oh, Brother!

Well, my brother is back home again, with Mom and Dad and everything is almost back to normal.
Normal, meaning I had to shout again to get my daughters to dress for school, after taking their time to eat breakfast this morning. Then a big rush out the door, school bags in tow, leaving un-made beds behind.
Observing all of this, I sms my Mom saying "bring him back!" The sms I got back from Mom said "I took him breakfast this morning, only to be told - 'at Mandi's I also get a cup of tea in the morning'"
Ha ha ha what a sweet brother I have.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Good Week!!

What a great week this has been! My brother (17 years old) has been staying with us while my parents are away for their anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Mom and Dad!!
It has been wonderful to have the chats that usually we don't have much opportunity for. He has been great, even making his bed everymorning after waking at 05h30. Ha ha ha, I think my Mom might just send him back for a refresher course every now and then.
The girls have also been good this week, I have not had to sort out any fights or arguments. In fact, it is almost like they have grown up having their uncle around. Caitlyn has been helping me around the house and not once have I had to say "make your bed" or "get dressed". By the time I am out my bedroom, all beds are made, bodies are dressed and all are ready for breakfast - WOW!
I hope that this lasts for a while, it has been good not to have the stress of rushing in the morning before school.
Our baby guinea pigs have also come to stay, they are officially known as Pepsi and Toffee. It is just amazing how fast they have come to know us. Everytime I now open the fridge door or the outside gate, I can hear them "wheeting" (a sound close to what birds make, not at all a squeek).
That's it for now, only 48 days left to the end of school, yippee!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Aaaah, Back to School!

Well, it is the end of another holiday break and it is back to school tommorow. Shoes are polished and bags are packed, ready to start the last term of the year.
We have started the countdown and there are now 8 weeks / 57 days to the end of school and I just know they are going to go in a flash. With exam prep, school concerts and all the buzz that goes with preparing for the Christmas holidays, we will look again and it is over.
We are all looking forward to starting home school next year. It is a new adventure and an exciting one too.
Well, my girls are fed and bathed and in bed, on time! Wow, we didn't manage that once during the holidays.
Let's have a breather and a cup of tea and plan for what lies ahead.