I know I rant about naps too much. But fuck it. They’re important.
I’ve stopped killing myself over getting them to sleep, and also switched them to napping in their beds. They understand they have to ‘try’ to nap. If they aren’t asleep half an hour after they’ve got into bed (curtains closed) then I let them get up. It means no car or buggy trips for the rest of the day. And like today, when I know they’re tired, it just feels really shitty. They need the sleep. Really they do. I just absolutely hate forcing them into it.
We try to make choices which save energy. Both to save money and because we’re a bit green. So one of the easiest things to do in any home is switch over light bulbs. We had compact fluorescent bulbs back in London, and wanted to do the same here.
But! The previous owners bought fancy light fittings. The cfls don’t fit in hardly any of them. So we’ve got led bulbs instead. They are fiendishly expensive, and we have a lot of fittings (like 25 separate bulbs in the kitchen and 20 in the hall & stairs). So we’ve been extreme couponing and checking out several stores.
Which has resulted in bumblepapa having three trips, me having three trips and there are still some light fittings we can’t find a solution for.
I’m never going light bulb shopping again. Anything remaining will just have to stay incandescent. And switched off mostly.
I bought some rinse aid for the dishwasher, and now the Tupperware & kids’ plastic crockery comes out dry.
I downloaded the star walk app. Oooooooh. Pretty! Thought provoking! Magnificent! Wow.
And now he’s just taught them about the coriolis effect. And how to say it.
My husband, usually quite a worrier, just helped the children use a real power drill. And rubber mallet.
A fun activity for all the family…
Bahahahaha! Thanks for your llama of wisdom.
I guess that is another difference between North America & Europe. I’ll do better at assimilating…