Dentist and Muddle-Puddle

Began today with a visit to the dentist. I needed a filling in a wisdom tooth, which is due to be removed in hospital at the end of September. Our dentist is very nice. He chatters away in a broad scotch accent, most of which I can’t understand, but it is very reassuring.

This afternoon was a Muddle-Puddle meeting at Activity World. Muddle-Puddle is the under-8s home-educating group run by Merry (click to go to her blog). Activity World is a big indoor play centre, a sort of three leveled soft play-climbing-playground.

Benjamin is really starting to join in with the other children now. He spent lots of time running around with Sam, Johnny, and Merry’s girls. Isaac mostly pottered on his own, but very happily. At one point Johnny came up to me with Fran (Merry’s eldest) and said “It’s alright, my girlfriend and I will look after your little ones.”

Isaac was very tired and tearful when we got home. So we put them in front of a DVD, while they recovered. Then baths, tea, etc. and bed.

Teddy Bears Picnic

The weather forecast being good, I decided that we would pack up a picnic and head over the road to central park after NCT toddler group. On parking outside the park I remembered that today was the ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ organised by SureStart and so every toddler/nursery group in Peterborough would be there. But too late to avoid it now. Nice time at toddler group. E was there with H, 11 days old, and chatted to S about home-birth (her third is due September and this will be her first home-birth).

Then on to the park. Horribly busy, but we found a nice quiet place for our picnic. Benjamin ran all over chasing blackbirds. Isaac ran all over chasing Benjamin.

Then on to Tesco’s and back home for baths. A bit frazzled by then, we’d been out for a long time.