You know what it's like, life is bumbling along quite nicely, everyone seems settled and then Wham, all of a sudden lots of little things seem to come along and trip you up!
On Monday when I collected Maffy from pre-school I could tell he wasn't quite right, he was pale and didn't eat much lunch, a sure sign of impending doom. Tuesday all seemed well and off we went to Gymbabes with Lulu who spent most of the forty five minutes watching all the other babies crawling and climbing rather than doing any activity herself.
Wednesday became more problematic as Maffy developed spots, which I noticed at bath time and I immediately declared he must have Chicken pox, by Thursday morning we were all exhausted as Hpops had a nightmare and arrived in our bed at around 3 am and not to be outdone a hot and wriggly Maffy joined in at 4, by then sleep was definitely off of the agenda!
On Thursday Maffy was rather spotty but they weren't raised and no blisters, luckily one of the Mums at the school is a GP and although I hated doing it I managed to catch her in the car park and she had a look at Maffy, definitely a virus so at home we stayed. Friday came and the spots had all disappeared, just as mysteriously and as quickly as they had come!
Just as things were looking up on my return from Tumble Tots a rather vaguely described malfunction light pinged into life on the car dashboard. Having established that it wasn't flashing and the car was not in danger of immediately being damaged I continued home but am still none the wiser as the book says 'if the light persists after several cycles of your usual journey get car serviced...' Watch this space.
Lunch over and Lulu napping and Maffy playing with his hundreds of trains I made a cup of tea to make the most of some internet time but was foxed by the network being down, so the paper would do, then the phone rang...
Half an hour later and I had three children at home as Hpops had a rather disastrous accident and seemed to have caught the latest bug doing the rounds, the washing machine was taking care of the mess and Lazy Town was taking care of the now irritable children.
Still it couldn't get any worse. Half an hour later Hpops was bouncing about as usual and although she went to bed early showed no other symptoms of ill healthy, she managed dancing on Saturday. Maffy saved the week by successfully gaining a place at the same lovely school Hpops goes to which will cost me another arm but at least I still have the leg for when Lulu's turn arrives.
The final piece of the weekend was lovely as we went to get Hpop's first fitting for her bridesmaids dress which she loved being a complete girly girl. She was shown the dress and we tried to explain to her that the sash on the one she tried on would be replaced with a purple one.
'The colour is called Heather' Nicky (bride to be) explained.
Hpops nodded and smiled.
'Couldn't we just colour it in?' she asked and I wondered why we hadn't thought of that!