Now what? - In the name of Thiago - Day 266
I never got to spend a single birthday with the little man that gave this blog its name, so missing birthdays is a particularly painful thing. I've had so much to do this week that I didn't write about Elisa's birthday on the day, even though I did at least manage to speak to her before she went to school and while she was enjoying a lovely Italian meal at her favourite restaurant on Thursday.
Now I had planned to have a nice relaxing day where I would just put my feet up and generally not get up to much. But as I said before, the energy ball that is Harry Costa Calisto does not entertain such chilled out behaviour. So instead we walked to the park and I let these three fire a few potshots at me for a bit. Unfortunately my wingspan wasn't enough to keep out too many defending this oddly-shaped goal. I think I might have been better off just laying down and hoping the shots crashed into my generous underbelly.
Little Indi here managed to squeeze one beyond my despairing dive and wheeled away in triumph. I love the gleeful look on her face as she proved the boys wrong and watched me beat the ground in frustration as the ball rolled into the net. Good on yer girl!
In between charging around and letting off steam, Harry has also been doing a fair bit of work today; certainly a lot more than Elisa used to when she was his age. As I write this, he's doing some spelling work and before that he was taking on some numeracy challenges involving some big piles of change that were in the collection bucket. I knew they'd come in useful!