Today I am thankful for a dinner cooked by my wonderful 11 year old daughter, Annie. She did the planning and shopping on Monday with Richard. She cooked it without any help whilst James, Alistair and I walked Jack. It was ready to eat early before the usual Wednesday rush to meet Sam halfway between school and home to take James to swimming lessons at school. She kept some back for Sam to eat later. She is a star.
I am also thankful for Sam's help. He walks James to swimming lessons every Wednesday during term. He does so after an extended school day and swimming club. He helps James to change into his trunks and back into his clothes. He does his homework during the wait. He is a star.
Just to put things into perspective and to assure you that both Sam and Annie are perfectly normal children: I had barely arrived at work this morning when Sam called, accusing Annie of breaking his expensive prescription swimming goggles. Annie was screaming like a banshee in the background and I could nearly feel the front door vibrate when she stormed out and slammed the door to go to school. Both were late. And no, the goggles are not broken.
And yes, I do leave them home alone for 40 min before school so I can get to work in time (the little ones go to breakfast club at school, Richard leaves early).
So, what are you thankful for? Why not pop over to Katie's at Life with the Crew to see her Thankful Tuesday post?
Have a lovely evening. Cx