We didn’t have a very nice weekend. We’d planned to sort out the spare room and the cupboard under the stairs, and if the weather was nice, take the kids to the park. Other than shuffling a few boxes about, we did none of these. By late Sunday afternoon. the kids hadn’t had their usual nap, we’d all had at least one temper tantrum each and were all a bit tense.
Suddenly, Alex climbed onto Graham’s lap, and started singing ‘Row the Boat’. Before we knew it, we were all singing every nursery rhyme we could think of – ‘Row the Boat’, ‘Ring o’ Roses’ and ‘Wind the Bobbin Up’ being the current favourites.
Harrison then gave us a performance of the ‘sit down’ song they sing at school, before demanding we play his new favourite game – air guitars.
This game consists of Harrison going around every person in the room and giving them an air guitar. We then have to wait for him to go and turn on the ‘moosic’ before we play our guitars. When he turns off the ‘moosic’, he then comes around and collects up all the guitars, before repeating the process again. This keeps him amused for ages!!
They were such ordinary and simple things to do, but those mad few minutes of singing and dancing chilled us all out and made things right again!