10 October 2010

light fingered children

Greetings all,
We've been to Sydney twice in two weeks, we stayed with my parents.  Upon arriving home the first time, i discovered zillions of small Disney toys stuffed into my girls' bags??  They said Grandma told them to take him.  I explained my sister had collected them & they were not for us (+ i was turning out bedrooms, last thing i needed was more toys).  I bundled them up & returned them, done, gone, dusted, over. 
So imagine my shock after bunk construction this afternoon to tuck my 3rd daughter into bed & finding this staring back at me from under her twin sister's mattress above . . .
 there were more in a bag!!  Hmmmm, they knew they couldn't have them, will have to nip this in the bud as they've never taken things like this before!!
Bunk building, look at that girl go with the Allen key (i had the Makita) 
 this girl started off keen & interested, passing drill bits . . .
 then she got distracted . . .
 making outfits for her new doll.

Back to school tomorrow, the children can't wait, they love school, friends, sport, languages . . . i love 4th term & the build up to the Summer holidays & Christmas . . . swimming after school + it's the ACT Athletics finals at the AIS this week.  Watching the Commonwealth Games, i wonder if my guys will ever compete??  Proud mama.  While they're out of the house, i'll collect up all the toys who don't live here & post them back to Sydney.
This term is very special as my husband starts 3 months leave.  He's all set to garden & take school runs, yippee + get me in shape as 9 months on my own this year, i haven't had time for Yoga or running.  We have to turn out the garage too, such fun.  I'm back at Shop Handmade tomorrow (fun fun fun) gosh i should be sewing, that Shop is such a success.Have a fantastic week, i'm off to a head start of happiness, love Posie

10 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

I only found out that school starts tomorrow and not Tuesday, tonight when someone let it slip !
Looks like I won't win Mother of the Year , lol !

NessaKnits said...

Oh dear!

spectacularfairywren said...

So pleased hubby is home safe and sound and excited for you about the sharing of all the jobs and pickups and dropoffs and tanty sorting...

On the petty theft - i recommend a call from the cops !

Your giveaway is slowly getting there - am thinking of adding a leetle surprise!

Wendy said...

Goodness...I don't know how you do it all!

Heidi said...

I think that is so funny, I love them all staring down at you!
yippee some mommy time for you in the future!

Megan said...

snoopy! i'm glad you will be enjoying term 4, i know i won't - assessments and report stress! yay yay for family being a whole again, i'm sure you will be making the most of all the opportunities it provides for love, attention and also a bit of you time.

Corrie said...

gorgeous beds!!!!!!!! can't wait for ours to arrive soon but we're not setting up ours as bunks just yet.

you've got to admit those snoopies are pretty darn cute!


corrie:)

Brenda said...

Oooooh!That was sneaky!

Have fun back at shop today! I thought both of my kids went to school today, turns out only one does! Megan goes back Tuesday!

Maxabella said...

So much happiness going on at yours that it hardly seems to matter that the girls have gone a bit off the rails with the coveting of stuff. I'm not surprised that they really, really wanted those cute little Snoopys. Do you remember how BADLY you wanted stuff when you were a junior burger? It's so important that we nip these things in the bud because with society throwing good stuff at our kids all the bloody time, they will grow up wanting, wanting, wanting and taking, taking, taking.

Have the "this isn't the right thing to do, they belong to someone else and they'll miss them" talk and post them back. If they do it again you have the "It's against the law to steal" talk. And then if they do it again, a call from the "police" wouldn't go astray!! x

Jane said...

What an utterly gorgeous little girl. With a bit of luck when you turn her in, she'll only get a bit of community service!