1. It is wonderful when the hour changes over a half-term break – gives all of us more time to adjust, although for a certain 5 year old in our house it is taking MUCH later than it should!
2. When you plan to post a lesson about how much more delicious home-made chocolate brownies will be when made my your husband and your kids DON’T count your chickens (or should that be brownies!).
Error 1 One daughter measured out (almost) all of the ingredients
Error 2 Rely on your husband to supervise (in his defense he said he was only superficially supervising)
Error 3 Suggest they make DOUBLE the quantity (that was me – oops)
Error 4 Take a large mouthful of warm brownie AND THEN realize that someone forgot to add sugar!
No names mentioned to protect the guilty! They were certainly the most memorable brownies that have ever been made in our home.
3. When on holidays at the cottage it is wonderful when your husband offers to do ALL the menu planning, grocery shopping and cooking. Yes – I appreciate him!
4. It is amazing how much jewellery/jewelery you can make when you get a few undisturbed hours – I don’t think I have EVER been so productive.
5. Geocaching is great fun for all the family, and can be done using your iphone! (as the add says – there’s an app for that). We met up with friends who took us to a small forest and lake. The kids did not seem to notice how far we walked (not that far…but NO complaining!) especially when they found their first “treasure”.
6. Pumpkin carving – greatly enjoyed by kids and husband!
It always make my husband and I reminisce about how, as children, we only had turnips to make lanterns with. Lots of bent metal spoons and aching arms, if you have never the fortune/misfortune to attempt to hollow out a turnip – imagine trying to carve out a brick!
Lots of new jewellery/jewelery to share – I have some lovely new beads and designs
A giveaway – Marks and Spencers Vouchers to be won!
Fall Fest – our church is having an alternative community event for Halloween.
For more lessons learned, visit the lovely Jo-Lynne