Ok, so the title is a touch melodramatic, but Jazzy does not always approve of school holidays. Initially, once I have explained to her that the bus won’t be coming today and she realises that this means that she can spend even longer scoffing toast in her PJ’s, she is quite happy with the arrangement. However, after day 3 or 4, her patience starts to wear a bit thin and she likes to voice her displeasure by lobbing toys at us/the tv/the cat etc.
This one was fairly unevenful, which surprised me, as at 25wks pregnant, SPD has well and truly set in. The physio has advised me not to lift the children or push Jazzy in her chair, but I cannot realistically heed that advice! However, this has led to us having a bit of a dull week, so I am both greatful and surprised that it went as uneventfully as it did. Perhaps because Jasmine started the week before half term by trying to eat a pound coin, which necessitated a quick trip to a&e for an x-ray. She was most insistent that she had eaten one, I fished one out of her mouth, but she kept saying ‘Two, Mmmmmmmm!’, so I figured it was better to get her checked over. Thankfully, the whereabouts of the second pound coin remains a mystery, so the trip to a&e was a brief one. Much briefer than our previous visit, after she ate an ibuprofen tablet, or the one before that, which involved some cageless rim block. You would be forgiven for wondering if I am totally negligent at this point, or if my house remains un-toddler proofed. That would be a fair assumption, but in fact, our house is like a fortress with locks and gates on literally everything and I am a neurotic wreck. However, even neurotic wrecks have to pee/puke/change a nappy (not mine, I might add) every now and again, which sometimes gives Houdini girl a window of opportunity to test the integrity of these safety devices. It is fair to say that sticky toilet lid locks and room extenders fail this test! As for the pound coin, the chocolate coins are getting really realistic these days! Well meaning relatives have been politely asked to refrain from offering chocolate coins from now on. Or Ibuprofen, Toilet Duck, etc etc….
Yesterday, Jasmine was full of surprises too! She willingly wore a scary fairy Halloween outfit, complete with wings and a broomstick! The hat was pushing it a tad too far, but this is still a substantial progress on last year! We went to a Halloween event in the evening, where Poppy insisted on having her face painted, as usual, in a plethora of pink and sparkles. I didn’t think that Jasmine would be at all interested, as she doesn’t like to be fussed with and has sensory processing issues, but she did! Admittedly, with a bit of gentle convincing from Daddy, but she sat still until it was finished and she looked beautiful! The most she has tolerated before was a couple of Mr Tumble inspired spots, so I really was astounded. Of course, this is worthless without pics, so I will get some up in the gallery when I finally get my hands on a copy.
Next challenge, Fireworks! Ear defenders and full-body armour on standby!