So my daughters have been begging me to teach them some digital scrapbooking, and together we made some thank you cards and a book mark for their teachers.
It was good fun, and already they are getting to grips with it. I have edited the cards to erase the teachers names and protect the innocent, but here are their first digital creations.
It was only a matter of time, however, before the inevitable question – When can we have laptops too? Recently we became a 2 laptop family, but I have no intention of increasing that number any time soon. I discussed how we, their parents, really NEEDED our laptops, and they were able to borrow mine occasionally. I also reminded them, that I had already promised they could “inherit” my laptop, when I next replace it.
They listened to by reasoned argument, took in this information, then totally disregarded it, and repeated the question “So when can we have laptops?”
I replied, not everyone NEEDS a laptop, and not everyone has one, even if they want one.
My 8 year old fluttered her beautiful baby blue eyes and calmly said “We are human too, you know!”.
Apparently humanity = laptop in our house.
To date, the “human” card has not worked, and I wonder what next possible reason they will dream up.
It has been a busy week, but we finally packed up the cars, and arrived at the cottage last night. Even with the wind and rain it did not dampen anyone’s enthusiasm.
5 weeks stretch ahead filled with plans and possibilities (my daughters have already made a list) (I believe that may be a genetic trait inherited from me). I hope we also fit in lots of quieter days, where the highlight may be a trip to the local park or some Pooh Bear ice-cream in Portstewart.
For my regular readers, no, not more Paris trip photos (for a change) but an update on The Tale of Two Sofas.
We brought up the replacement sofa part, and after a bit of a challenging assembly, the sunroom which previously looked like this:
now looks like this!
I just need to add a bit of colour with some bright cushions and an accessory or two, and it is finished! You may notice that there are a distinct lack of toys in the room. My husband has ambitiously declared that this room should be child-free. I admire his optimism, but we shall see…….
Finally for today – it is OVER TO YOU.
I am giving you the opportunity to ASK ME SOME QUESTIONS, which I will endeavour to answer to the best of my ability. Not sure what I will do if no-one asks anything, so please, leave a question in the comments.
Thanks so much, and take care ’til next time.