Tuesday, 8 April 2008

The Secret Six ....

We had some friends over for the day. Six kids all ran straight out in the garden and down into the woods, taking the dog with them. Reminded me a bit of Enid Blyton's Secret Seven stories. The dog made seven! The weather stayed fine and they only reappeared for lunch and later in the afternoon for drinks and crisps. I didn't manage to get any pics, but the day ended with a lot of muddy kids and one extremely muddy dog, who had been rolling in the ditch - Yuk!! My friend's kids were extremely well behaved and a pleasure to have round.

Mum's? Well we do what we do best, sit round drinking tea, feed kids, water kids, discuss HE and various resources and curriculums, good bits and bad bits, feed kids, water kids, wipe dog, pass on some life stories and shared future dreams, gather kids up for home time, wipe dog. Make a pile of things they left behind.

Dh came home at the tail end and was amazed how tidy it was - well they were outside all day, and put the bird box up, which maybe a bit late for this year but never mind, at least its up. We may be lucky.

Its outside the kitchen window so we can keep an eye out!

For those of you who were interested, here's our 'school' room. We don't actually sit out there to work all the time, often prefering the lounge, and technically it was a play room when the girls were younger. Then it very nearly became a dining room, but then fate intervened and it became a school room.

Off to mop the floors, get two grubby girls in the bath, so I can settle down with a glass of wine and watch 'How to look good naked', new series tonight.

8 comments:

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Lovely schoolroom, that's the one thing I miss about our old house...

You're children's day remind me of my childhood when we were free to go off and wander by the river all day. Great memories, thanks. :)

Dawn said...

I wish I had a place like that nearby to send my kids to play. I have good memories of growing up and playing in the woods all day. That new t.v. series sounds interesting ;p I wonder if we get it here.

Lisa said...

Hi Lin & Dawn, Hettie isn't allowed in there on her own but some of the kids were older so they had a chance to wander in a group and be free!

Carol said...

I loved this post today. I felt all sentimental about my childhood when we would go off exploring in the woody area at the back of our house. My kids dont have that luxury these days.
I love your schoolroom too - I want one *stamps feet*
C
x

Mrs. Darling said...

I love your schoolroom! Its so light and airy.

Bridget said...

I can only echo Carol- I want one!
The muddier the kids the more fun they've had, not sure about dogs! Send him over he can join on the end of the queue for doggy baths!

Tammy said...

I just love the schoolroom. What a view from it!

Your blog brings back a lot of memories for me. What a treat to be able to enjoy nature so close to home.

CJ said...

What a lovely looking school room, the view makes it all the more inspirational for when you are working in it.

CJ x