Yes boys you can spend your money on lollies at the dairy.
Day one... no sport... no need to get out of bed hurray! The boys crawled into our bed too and we all read books together (actually the kids were reading Horrible Histories with the Zinio library app - free magazines). It was blissful.
Day two: fishing, geocaching and rock pooling. Biggest geocache ever!
Day three: Took the boys and their friends to the wave pool and hydro slides. Three hours of entertainment for $4 each! Had to stop for a wee play in a new playground on the way home. Kids tired but happy.
Day Four: guitar practice (he's giving it up next year)
Day five and six: library and then a lovely visit from cousin Ben and Uncle Matt
Days 7 -9: All about the football tournament... Nationals baby! We were well and truly outclassed though, next year we'll know better than to get ourselves into a tournament with teams two grades above us! Oops.
September was a bit of a mixed up month. We had one boy down with the flu for almost a whole week. Once he started coughing I quarantined him to his bedroom for days, where he slept, read, listened to the radio and hung out with the cat. I felt a bit mean but miraculously the rest of us were spared from the bugs... thank goodness. Eventually he came right and I got to leave the house again.
Online shopping seriously saved my life, I got quite miserable despite having a full fridge.
I spied this new look NZ flag flying proudly the day after they announced the top four.
It was so good to be outside again (and not sick) that I made a special effort to pretend I was ten (and not almost forty) and say YES to the kids requests of climbing up high with them and having flying fox races.
It feels like it's been a long football season this year. Probably as I'm the manager (10th grade) and as the top team, we've had two evening training sessions a week plus Saturday games. It's been really great to watch though, all of a sudden they're playing and passing like superstars. A big change over the past four years!