Last week’s experiment with nursery went well, but the hiccups were in somewhat unexpected places. Our two-day trip to Devon meant that we spent Tuesday packing/planning instead of working, and by the end of the week the kids were already tackling their first illnesses from what we presume were the all-new germs they picked up on their first day of school, which meant that I pulled them out of most of nursery on Friday to take them in to the doctor. We’ve also found that new experiences really set Katherine back in the pottytraining arena. Sigh. But the kids seem to be having fun, eating the food they’ve been given, and playing hard. Now, if I can just keep Nathaniel from napping while he’s at nursery, so that he and Katherine can have a good rest right after I bring them home . . . it’s not that I don’t want to see my kids all day, but it’s so much easier for one to get rest if the other one isn’t elsewhere in the house, giving very vocal evidence of the fun to be had when one is awake!
This week is starting off well. Sydney and I were both working during the kids’ nursery time, prompted by threatening deadlines. Job listings come out for English later this week, so I’m very keen on getting my desk cleared so that I can get off to an early start with applications!