Monday, 7 October 2013

A Day for Jules

 Each school holidays, my parents take one of our kids for a week.  The kids love it!  They get a holiday with Nanny and Poppy, and time to themselves away from their three siblings.

 These holidays though, they ended up taking the younger three instead.  Two were supposed to go to their Grandma and Granddad’s, but unfortunately Grandma ended up extremely ill and in hospital the night before they were going to take them home with them, so my parents offered to take them as well so they wouldn’t miss out on a ‘holiday’.

That’s just what my parents do – they hate to see their grandchildren disappointed and love to help out whenever they can. 

So for the first week of the school holidays, it was just Jules and us.  In my post ‘Stress Relief for Siblings’, I wrote about how Nigel and I took our younger three to Fingal Head for a day while Jules was on his own ‘holiday’ with Nanny and Poppy.  This time around, we decided to take the drive down with Julian.

This isn’t as easy as it sounds – the walk up to the Lighthouse and cliffs one way would be quite tiring for him, so we needed to find an alternative way that was a lot shorter.  We ended up finding another car park that was closer, and made sure he took it easy on the stairs on the way up.

It was a great day.  Fish and chips for lunch, wandering along the beach and climbing unusual trees (well, Julian did anyway) and getting stuck on the way down.  He did end up getting palpitations on the way back to the car at the end of the day, so hopefully these were recorded on the event recorder he was wearing!


This time was good for us.  It gave Nigel and I a chance to enjoy his strange sense of humour without having to curb it in front of his younger siblings, and a chance to just sit and talk.

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