Edit: Some folk were having problems seeing both videos so I’ve edited to separate them. Sorry about that. Hope this is easier.
Well, we’re in the last week of the summer holidays and I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see the back of them. Honestly, there have been days when it’s been like Lord of the Flies here…the kids have been wild.
I totally understand that the house hunting has been unsettling for them, but the holiday pendulum has swung from lovely, lazy mornings with breakfast in bed, reading and watching movies, to them running up and down the roof of Hubby’s car and scratching “I love you” into the bonnet! Sigh. At least their spelling is improving…and their handwriting!
Sadly we’ve also had to make the tough decision to re-home our beloved Carter. With a rescue dog you take a leap of faith and whilst he has the most lovely temperament around the kids, outside the home it was getting harder and more dangerous to walk him. Several times this holiday he’s either pulled me into the road or knocked one of the kids sideways.
We’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to help him get the hang of walking without dashing into the road after something exciting, but to no avail. He also hadn’t been socialised as a pup and so had shocking manners with other dogs which sometimes turned quite nasty.
With the children on the scene I couldn’t risk this escalating into an accident so we sadly returned him to the rescue at the weekend. We know they’ll take good care of him and find him another happy home.
Thankfully the good is outweighing the bad at the moment. The house hunting is, we think, over. We hope we’ve found the right place and that everything will go smoothly. As soon as we’ve got everything nailed down I’ll share more. Until then, keep everything crossed for us, please!
And, the kids have started ballroom dancing lessons. They used to do ballet and tap but were, quite frankly, bored rigid with it and so I didn’t quibble when they gave it up. They’ve been itching to learn ballroom for a couple of years….they’re avid Strictly Come Dancing fans. So when my MIL found details of a local class I signed them up.
I had no idea what I was letting myself in for. Apparently they are quite good and having had only 10 lessons so far, will be competing in Blackpool in October. Eep.
So, if you can stand the cuteness, here’s some recent crappy iPhone video taken at dance class. Altogether now…….awwwwwwwwwwwww!