It's a little bit crazy at my house. Good crazy, mind. House overfull sort of crazy, toys everywhere crazy, having to say the same instruction over and over again crazy, kids on top of each other crazy. But it is really nice to spend time with my sister and her kids, proper chill-out time, not just me minding the kids while she works.
We've had a family catch-up with some aunts and cousins that Bron hasn't seen for a long time. We worked out that between all the many cousins on my Mum's side of the family there are now 26 second cousins, and counting.
We went to Scienceworks together, along with the greater population of Melbourne. If I thought my house was crowded it was nothing to the heaving mass at Scienceworks! Climber said he thought he was getting too old for Scienceworks, but I'm hoping it's just he's just too old to experience it with thousands of little kids all getting in the way.
We've taken the kids to parks, because (a) fresh air is good and (b) tiring children out so there's less monkey business at bedtime is also good. The four of them are squished in one room, they need to be told several times - with increasing severity - to be quiet and go to sleep!
And I had the second of my holiday tap & hip-hop workshops, with the little kids this time. My sister came and took some gorgeous photos for me.
More wine, anyone?
Thomas and friends
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