To be very honest with you…this weekend was a tough one! After weeks of trying to get ready for family day care, a constantly sick household, Miss Teen doing her HSC trials and the twins in a constant state of 3 yr old testing the boundaries behaviour…..I was tired….and had very little patience left!
The girls behaviour is really testing me at the moment and now that I am advertising my family day care business everywhere I find myself cringing a lot more in public when the meltdowns and power struggles occur. But I know this phase will pass…just hoping I don’t go a little nuts before that happens!
As usual, outside became my saviour and the girls really enjoyed being Daddy’s helper this weekend….I think the enjoyment may have waned a little for Daddy by the end of the weekend though 😉
We picked up some second hand beds from our local tender centre last weekend very cheaply…they are lovely old wooden ones that fit in well with our older style home….but they did need some work unfortunately.
So this weekend His Patient Self got out the tools again and set about making some frames and slats for the beds from pallets…his last project with the ever present pallets was the Pallet Sand Kitchen for the twins!
They practised turning the tap back and forth a few times before they understood the flow of the water and how they could alter this by turning the tap. The hole in the top allows me to refill the container when more water is needed…I also put a funnel in the top and girls were able to refill themselves!
It was such a beautiful day again outside that I decided to bring out our clay and a basket of little treasures as a play prompt. The girls used their new water tap to fill a few bowls for their clay explorations.
Tara absolutely loved her clay play and I will try and remember to get it out for her a little more…next time with a few little tools perhaps.