Hurrah things went to plan today! LG went off to playgroup with her friend and the boys and I went swimming. No hiccups. Parking spaces found. All costumes and towels present and correct. Yeh! We had a good time. The boys were very brave and went into the men’s changing room on their own (LB1 is 7 now and a bit big really). We had a good swim and a small treat afterwards:
And I feel better because along with Enjoy-a-ball tomorrow, that’s our exercise taken care of.
Then we came home for lunch and, because it has started snowing again (ugh), hot chocolate. Yum. The boys then watched David Attenborough’s Africa while I made tea and tidied up the lunch things. LB1 is very much into wildlife so this was quite a treat.
Then we started on Chapter 3 of our snowman story which you will find below. It is getting quite exciting!
Chapter 3: Who did it?
The footprints led them all the way to the shopping centre and then stopped.
“Which way to go now?” muttered J.
“There’s no snow inside the shopping centre.” said L “So no more footprints.”
“Why don’t we split up and see who we can find?” replied E.
“Yeah, good idea.” said S “Mummy, you take L and E and look round by the post office. J, you come with me and look in Sainsburys’ and the cafe.”
J turned and marched into the shopping centre “Why are we wasting time?” he called “Let’s go!”
J and S searched the shopping centre, looking in each shop for a group of teenagers but there were none to be found.
“Let’s look outside,” J said eventually “and then go to the post office to find Mummy, L and E.”
“Good idea” said S. “I don’t think we’re going to find them.”
Just then, a group of about five teenagers pushed rudely past J and S. Before J had a chance to get cross, S grabbed his arm.
“It’s them!” he hissed “Look at the floor.” J glanced down and saw a perfect set of wet, muddy footprints leading to the group of teenagers as they strode away.
“They match!” J exclaimed with a muffled cry. The boys watched. The teenagers were talking loudly.
“Ha, ha, that stupid snowman looks better now!” said the largest boy “I’d like to see the look on that kid’s face when he comes back looking for his snowman.”
J and S looked at each other. They started to smile as a plan formed in their brains.
“Keep your head down.” said J “Walk past as quickly as you can and let’s get outside. I’ve got an idea.”
“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” asked S.
“Snowballs?” said J.
“Oh yes.” said S. And both boys made their way unobtrusively outside.
Back in the post office, Mummy, L and E were getting worried.
“I hope the boys are alright” said L.
“ Yes” said Mummy “Let’s go outside and see if we can find them.