For the first time in a very long while I'm actually getting to spend the day with my middle child, Rohan tomorrow. Tom is off to Gloucestershire to sort stuff out in the house (that's taking ages to sell) and Amber and Raj are tagging along to stay with friends.
Rohan didn't want to go and said rather sweetly that he wanted to spend the day with me. Of course, I jumped at the chance because how many more times will I hear that from a boy who's going to turn twelve soon.
So I went out and got a few treats. He wanted waffles for breakfast with hot chocolate, whipped cream and marshmallows. All to be had whilst sitting in bed reading the papers/books I hope. Then there is a church fete in the village we might go to and after that he's been invited for a swim at a friend's house.
In the evening I thought we might watch a DVD that I found in the library:
and maybe munch these:
or his choice, these:
On Sunday morning I might suggest a walk and breakfast somewhere and then the others will be back at lunchtime. I'm not actually planning it like a military campaign (although it sounds like it). But he doesn't want to go anywhere in particular so they are just ideas. All in all I'm really looking forward to spending some quality time with my boy.
I must just tell you that I've booked our flights to the States now. Yippeee. We've decided to fly to Philadelphia instead of New York and we'll be going on August 15th. So far plans are to stay with Jodi who lives nearby, Georgia in CT and Wylie in Long Island. We're all so happy to be staying with these lovely friends again. Meanwhile we're thinking of anywhere else we want to go to that fits in with these places. Of course, we're madly excited and Rohan is already counting down the days.