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A busy few days - and some slippage!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I had my delicious little grand sons for the weekend – which, due to something turning up that their parents needed to attend to, stretched to Monday. The bigger one is 8 years old and we are good friends so he took it in his stride but the younger one,recently 4 years old, found it really hard to be without his Mummy and Daddy for that long despite my best efforts to keep him happy. It wasn’t helped by a localised power cut as we returned from a meal in their favourite Pizza restaurant to find our building in darkness AND no lift!! There are 175 steps up to our flat on the top floor of our mansion block and I had to get my frightened little boys all the way up in pitch black. Once we got in and found torches and candles they cheered up and we told each other stories ‘round the campfire’ until it was bedtime.
Next day the sun was shining and we went off to the local park for fun and hot drinks.

The following day was harder because the little one was really missing his parents and was miserable to say the least. We went to a local children’s bookshop where they chose books, had a drink in their café area and then sailed the Pirate Ship in the cafe across the high seas with the elder one holding his invisible parrot in place on his shoulder!

There was then the regular morning storytime which they always love. The little one wanted to go home and wait for ‘Mummy and Daddy to come'. The weather was bad anyway so home we went and built an indoor camp with sheets and chairs and had a picnic lunch. So it didn’t work out too badly but it was very hard work for an old granny like me and I have to own up to being exhausted.

Yesterday evening, once they had gone happily home, I had a bath with loads of bubbles and gratefully got into bed to watch some television in peace. AND . . . there was another powercut!!! HOORAH! Still – at least I got an early night!

I’m afraid all this has meant no tracking of food and no formal exercise although I did enough running around for two people! I know I’ve eaten badly – picked at stuff I wouldn’t normally have and finished up leftovers. - all those pitfalls that I faced as a parent and thought I was past. However – I’ll soon put right any damage done so I’m not worrying about it – well not until I get on the scales again! In the meantime I’ve planned my day’s food – done some regular strength and stretching and will shortly be going out for a walk. emoticon
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    Cute boys!
    1545 days ago
    Even I would be scared going up stairs in pitch black! emoticon That is awful to have 2 of them in just a few days!
    You are such a good grandmother...I can just imagine you all with the sheets and indoor camp! I can remember those days when I was a youngster-how we loved those made up things with boxes and sheets and even long lounge (webbed lawn) chairs. We used to use those like they were fences around our box homes! Turn them on their sides and use the bottom moveable leg as the gate! emoticon
    I am sure you burned off lots of calories keeping up with an 8 and a 4 year old!!! Not to worry, as long as you are back on track after that and looks like you are! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Really enjoy your photo blogs (and your grandkids are so cute, by the way) and I am glad you enjoy mine and like my photos! emoticon that taking photos as you walk or do things makes it more enjoyable! emoticon emoticon
    1546 days ago
    Oh dear, fun, but hard work. Grrrrrrr for power cuts, not funny when you are 4.

    Playing with children counts as exercise, look it up on your fitness tracker! See you were exercising all the time and didn't know

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    1546 days ago
    The boys seem happy and that is something good. Get back into your own brand of normal and you won't know the difference in a week. emoticon
    1546 days ago
    Well done - sounds like you have been kept very busy! A couple of days won't do much damage as you got straight back to it again. emoticon emoticon
    1547 days ago
    What great memories you made! A little break from routine, but I'm sure you're ready to get right back at it after you've rested!
    1547 days ago
    Hey, not being able to track is so unimportant stacked next to caring for two youngsters.......and all the calorie burning that takes!
    It sounds like quite an adventurous weekend.

    But I know you want to get back to sparking and losing those last few pounds for Crimbo and what's more I know you'll do it, you are committed to that.

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