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.