A spot of shopping today, we
wanted needed to get a new car seat for Girl Lacer, so we needed the car to get it back home, otherwise normally we would have walked but first there was ballet. Although it was my turn to do ballet today, Mr. Lacer as designated driver had to come to as we were going to town straight away after, lucky he did as I’d forgotten that today was the last lesson of the term and parents get to watch the last lesson, so we both got to watch along with Boy Lacer, who tried to join in and then had a tantrum when he was dragged away. He is getting so much more confident since he’s been going to his speech therapy group, it’s only been three sessions, at ballet today at one point he wandered off and went to sit next to one of my friends instead of us, he’d have never done that even a month ago. Anyway watching ballet was as usual lovely, Girl Lacer is getting better at it (she’s been doing it for a year now) and has a certain element of grace (for a four year old).
After ballet we hopped back in the car and into town, now as a family we rarely use the car, one of the benefits of living in the city, even Mr. Lacer (the only driver in the family) doesn’t use it that often as he commutes to work on the train. So Girl Lacer has been hankering to go in the car for a while (novelty value) and whereas Boy Lacer probably hasn’t even thought about it. So when we got in the car today, “Waaaaaahhhhhh!” from Boy Lacer, straight away, he’s never really liked the car and he’s remembered. Last month we’d been thinking about an in-car DVD system put dismissed it as too expensive, wish we’d gone for it now, we’re doing London to North Wales soon and it is going to be loooong journey if he screams all the way.
So, shopping, we needed to get more pyjamas for Boy Lacer, much as my dislike of Primark, the kids do wear the pjs from there as they’re £2 a pair and the kids get through a lot of pyjamas but Primark skimp on the sizing a bit and that along with Boy Lacer being a bit of an odd shape anyway (now size 3 tops but still 18 – 24 month trousers) his currents pairs of size 2 pjs were getting ridiculous, literally busting out of the tops and still tripped over the hems of his trousers. So we’d been waiting for shortie pyjamas (pj tops with shorts) to arrive in the shops, the shorts part are likely to be more like trousers on him but at least the tops will fit, so we got some in Next and M&S. Also got him a new sun hat in Next, he likes Girl Lacer’s hats and accessories, the pinker the better but the hats don’t fit, his head is bigger than hers and he’s now in 11 – 13 yr old hats, if his head grows any bigger he’ll have to start getting hats from M&S men. Every time we go at see a doctor they get out a tape measure and immediately whip it around his head but it’s an unfortunate family trait he’s inherited from my side, I have trouble getting hats to fit to.
Then after the clothes shopping it was on to John Lewis where we needed to see pretty much every department, more embroidery thread for a project (and a very neat thread organiser, which is very much needed), a look at the DECT phones as ours is giving up the ghost but we’re fussy and on a budget, so couldn’t find one we liked. Then on to look at bunkbeds, the kids bedroom is very small and Boy Lacer has needed to get out of his cot for a while, but switching to two toddler beds (and really Girl Lacer needs to get out of her toddler bed to) would leave very little space, so a little earlier than I would have liked but we’re switching to bunkbeds. Girl Lacer had a test of the top bunk, Boy Lacer when asked would he like to sleep in the bottom bunk resolutely shook his head “Noooo”, he may have been thinking I was asking him to go and sleep there then and there. We then (with me feeling Boy Lacer’s pain at being dragged to yet another floor) went to find the car seat, which wasn’t there.
So now we’re home, my beautifully tidied house from Thursday is now a tip again, that didn’t take long, I’m off to load the dishwasher in a minute and then off to play with my threads in my new organiser. Ooh and talking of embroidery threads, my order from Sublime Stitching was waiting on my hallway floor when I got home, I was the most excited I’d been all day. Some metallic threads and four sets of transfer patterns, first to be used will be Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), there’s a sugar skull pattern I love, I think I’ll be making it into an embroidered badge (got two other projects to complete first), patterns from Julie West and another set called Spaced Out, Girl Lacer has earmarked several of the patterns from there as T-shirts and the final one called Swanky Decor which is ok but chosen only because I was going for a four pattern deal and was hard pressed to choose the fourth, Girl Lacer wasn’t too taken with that one. So, very excited about using those, they will require some thought (which will be fun) as there’s a lot of leeway on colour choice, most embroidery I’ve done so far the colours have been proscribed and/or pretty obvious, so this will definitely be fun!