It has been indeed as DH got up at 4am to get some painkillers and Sqk promptly tried to follow him downstairs. he went back to bed and to sleep but was very tired when we did get up. Daddy & Sqk went off by themselves first thing as a cheque needed to go into bank (from solar generation). I ahd a haircut hence the reason they went without me. Wandered up to the village to hairdressers to discover she’d got a cancellation so DH could have his done as well. So Sqk & I took Daddy’s car to our next port of call – local children’s centre that had the first of a monthly adoption playgroup on a Saturday morning. Sqk had a whale of a time playing with cornflower and water and everything basically. Had to come home to change him completely afterwards.
Really enjoyed this – and it is good to have something DH can go to with other adopters as well as me. I have the AUK Adoption Support group and I am currently pondering taking over as coordinator as the current one is stepping down in December. I do not want the group to fold but also know I will probably need support as thanks to my health (migraine & cluster headaches) I cannot guarantee to be there every month. Thinking and praying at moment to make the correct decision – like most of my family I have a tendency to get involved and need to be certain this is correct for us – #TakingCare as it were.
Once Sqk was changed we popped up to opticians to get DH’s glasses (4 month old frame had failed earlier in week) sorted and then went off for a drive to get a little boy to have a nap. Which he did – for 90 mins or so. Then had a bit of a wander around shops- including getting one Christmas present and deciding on a few more. Had dinner out, came home, watched Strictly and put Sqk to bed (well that was during Strictly).
As DH said this was the type of day pre-Sqk when we would hole up and play computer games mainly (weather been horrible) – not something we do now. Ok I have played a bit this evening round sorting out the issue that stopped me accessing blog although everything else hosted on the same host was fine.
Tomorrow is another day – Remembrance Sunday so we are intending to go to church – and at some point prune rest of roses in the front garden. Plus probably get the clothes we left in caravan finally home.
Oh and one bit of news from yesterday – we have sorted a new childminder for Sqk who in some ways looks like she will be even better. For us, she lives closer to us (on same estate) which means even in the winter weather when I tend to use train I will be able to as can walk to her house. For Sqk, she is closer to his nursery and he knows 2 of the other children who go to her – one little boy who is in same nursery class as him and the other is the adopted daughter of some good friends from our prep group. this will hopefully ease the transition – going to discuss it with both childminders but hoping in December to do 1 day new/3 days old, then 2/2 and then 3/1 over three weeks before I have time off for Christmas break (i am taking same 2 weeks as school). Also will ask our new childminder to have Sqk one day between Christmas & New Year as she is working then (looking after our friends children) as this will give some contact before he starts full time with her in January.
She is a keen believer in keeping a diary for all her children – so will properly engage with the home-school book we have running and is going to work with Sqk on toilet-training which is really good given his issues. All in all as DH ssid today the news last Monday may be a blessing in disguise after all.