You know you’re a badass when you decide that having 2 babies ain’t enough- I think I need a puppy as well, and to add to that chaotic mix you buy a farm 100km away from home and then decides to take all these high energy elements together in a car!
The person who attempts this all deserves an award; but what she is given is poopy weekends, hyperactive children plus one cuckoo dog and some very entertaining adults. So in other words- The Perfect Weekend.
If the madness quotient wasn’t topped up enough, I also decided that we should paint the Treehouse this weekend. Good idea in theory but when it comes down to the practicals it is a different story altogether.
RULE NO 1 IN TODDLER PAINTING ETIQUETTE
1) Do not let the children choose the paint colour. We went to the paint shop and I let the kids pick up one colour of their choice. Zayne picked an okay blue- but Zoey managed to pick the pink that is used in hospitals. Needless to say, it was not pretty…
…And then we had to paint on top of it!
RULE NO 2 IN TODDLER PAINTING ETIQUETTE
2) Do not use oil paint! If you do, get enough turpentine to wash a small car and then enough soap to wash the turpentine off the children.
RULE NO 3 IN TODDLER PAINTING ETIQUETTE
3) Do not add a dog to the mix, but then again if you like living on the edge and thrive on adrenaline then go for it, what the heck…you only live once so why not!?
The pure joy of seeing the kids and the puppy together on the farm is completely worth the extra hard work you have to put in. Zayne, Zoey and Zazou had the best time together exploring every little nook and cranny of the farm and while they had to be supervised right now, I’m pretty sure a few months down the line they won’t even need us around.
We are in the midst of planning a holiday with the kids and Zayne tells me “ No, I don’t want to leave Zazou and go anywhere, I will miss him”
While I expected a great bond between three of them, this much love, and so much of it so fast has left me quite surprised and extremely happy.
So, here it is. My weekend bulletin. How was yours?!