Miss Fancy woke with a 'splitted' headache and declared herself too unwell for school today.
I've had something similar the last two days so knew how she felt. Nothing serious. No vomiting or other yucky business. But annoying all the same and best to stay home from school.
Fine by me. No rushing around in the morning and we can all stay in our PJ's the entire day.
But it wasn't to be. It was only 9.30am and the wheels were already starting to fall off. The 3 boys were firing on all cylinders. They had already turned the lounges into trampolines and every object in the house had become a sword or fighting weapon for the Goodie (Blue Eyes) to defeat The Baddies (The twins). It was going to be a LONG day! The TV would only go so far.
So I did what any mum would do when their young ones are sick - a trip to the beach! The weather was spectacular and I figured a sick patient could just as easily rest on the beach instead of in bed and the boys could burn up some energy.
It's not always the case with my ideas, but this idea turned out to be an excellent one. Hardly a soul to be seen. Where was everyone? Weekdays are very quiet at the beach. Good to know! So maybe it isn't swimming weather yet but that is such an Australian attitude isn't it? To only be at the beach for the purpose of swimming. I know for a fact that Europeans would be swarming at such a beach on a day like today regardless of the temperature of the water. It was just beautiful. The best bit was that we didn't have to interrupt our day and leave our fun to pick Miss Fancy up from School.
The kids also enjoyed seeing and learning about Bluebottles, none of those in Tassie.
This was the biggest one on the beach. It was popped seconds after I took the photo.
This one below scored the most laughs because of its, um, phallic nature - anyone else with a 5 year old boy??
I'm after some more ideas. So what do you all do when you have an unwell child who needs rest but other children at home who start swinging from the rafters?? Is the beach an appropriate venue?