We’ve had another fairly standard week here. The boys are settled back into the school routine and apart from Gabe having a cold they’re both enjoying being back. The only school related drama was when it was raining at pick up time on Monday and I dared not to take Gabe’s umbrella for him!
The week has been a bit more eventful for me though. I found out on Tuesday that something I have been told for the last 18 months was a ‘non-serious tear’ in my left retina, is actually a partial retinal detachment which I’m going to have to have surgery to fix!
The surgical options all sound a bit scary but if I don’t have it done there’s a high risk that at some point the retina will detach completely and I’ll lose some or all of the sight in that eye. Obviously I don’t want that so it looks like I’ll have to have the surgery some time soon. I’ve got another appointment on the 4th February to see the retinal surgeon again so I’ll find out more then.
Anyway, this is supposed to be a post about the boys not me so here are their pictures for this week. They were both taken at bedtime yesterday. We’d had a fairly quiet weekend – the boys had their swimming lessons on Saturday and then on Sunday we popped out to a small local soft play and cafe in the afternoon.
We’ve started reading more chapter books with at bedtimes over the last year. I’ve read the first three Harry Potter books to Toby, and Barry read the BFG to Gabe before Christmas. At the moment though they are both enjoying The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch. It’s quite long though – they’ve been reading it since before Christmas and still aren’t finished!
I’m not sure what our next book is going to be though. I think we’re going to wait a while before moving onto the next Harry Potter. We’ve got a few more Roald Dahl’s that they’ve not had yet but Toby keeps refusing them all! If you’ve got any suggestions that a 4 year old and 6 year old would both enjoy I’d love to hear them…
This is my eighth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .
If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.