18 May

Third attempt now to upload the same post – the broadband connection up here really sucks some days! Serves me right for not pressing the save button – we live and learn.

M had a great day yesterday at school. She loves PE, and Golden Time, so it’s usually a very happy little girl I leave at the school doors on a Friday morning. B was also more than happy as he was looking forward to his lunch-time football coaching.

I spent most of the day occupied with mundane housework tasks followed by some sorting and clearing of things to go to the charity shop, a task that always makes me feel so much better when I’ve done it. After picking up the wee ones and ensuring they had their after-school snack (seriously where do they put all the food they scoff?) I borrowed L, aka dd2, and we set about erecting the remainder of the new trampoline. Hubby had done the base last weekend but had to give up with the rest as it was a 2 person job,

What a workout we had! I felt like I burned about a zillion calories wrestling all the poles, clips and clamps, and then the net, but after about an hour and a half’s hard graft the whole thing was assembled. L had the inaugural bounce, and then I called the wee ones outside. They were absolutely delighted. M loves to bounce more than anything else, and our wee indoor trampoline has avoided many a meltdown, but this is so much bigger that hopefully she can get some time on it every day.

We find it helps her to calm down, regulate her system, and obviously it gives her plenty of exercise without even leaving home. It is hopefully going to be used by all the family (might even have a shot myself) and we can build turn-taking in as an exercise too, which is always a sticky issue for M. She really struggles at times to understand that it’s not all about her first.

Anyway, here are a couple of not terribly good photos (I’m blaming the poor light and the net) that show you just how much B and M enjoyed themselves yesterday evening.







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