I love children’s picture books. I can spend a whole lot of time browsing shelves with picture books at the bookstore. And, I tend to buy picture books that I like (as though I am the intended audience!). But it’s a win-win really, because my kids normally like what I buy (ahem, mama has good taste), and also, since I am the one who usually has to read for them anyway, I get to enjoy the book myself too!
Since moving to Melbourne, I have not been watching movies much. Firstly, the TV is usually dominated by kids’ programs. Even if I successfully veto-ed my way through and turned on my show, I wouldn’t be able to concentrate or listen to anything with the kids running and screaming around. And when I finally do have the chance for a quiet movie time after they’ve gone to bed… well, I’m just too exhausted by then.
Hello! Finally I’ve found the time (and opportunity and energy) to write an update. It’s been a most eventful four weeks!
First of all, the kids were just taking turns falling sick, and this time, they had high fevers (40 degrees!) throughout the week! Amy started first, with ulcers in her mouth and then the crazy high fever for a week. Then as she got well, it was Alistair’s turn.
Cherry blossoms are blooming, wildflowers are shooting out, and that means… spring is near! The weather, however, is still erratic. One day it would be warm and lovely, and the next would be freezing like Elsa’s castle. It’s as though Winter and Spring are now engaged in an epic war, both refusing to give up power over Melbourne. Well, Winter, I hate to break it to you, but your time is up.