Monday, June 3, 2013

"We're Not Tomboys, We're Power Action Girls"

Monday 3rd June, 2013

On Saturday night after we arrived home we sat down and watched the last two movies that the girls had chosen, Marmaduke and Gulliver's Travels.

Sunday morning seemed a bit brighter outside   There were glimpses of the sun.  Today Katie wanted to take Maddi Go kart racing and Laser skirmish.  These days girls aren't known as 'tomboys', they call themselves  Power Action Girls.

After breakfast they decided they wanted to play a game.......carve the chocolate.  They told me it's what's done at parties these days.  Whatever happened to 'pass the parcel' and 'musical chairs' or 'pin the tail'?  It was rather amusing to see one of them carve the chocolate with a knife and fork while the other one tried to throw a six with a dice which then gave them the opportunity to carve.

Why is this house used as an indoor athletics track?  "It's because you have so much room", Katie tells me.  "Do you do this at home?" I ask her.  "No", she says "our house is too small".

They place the cushions on the floor and the pillows, and then use the passageway as the run up and try and jump over all the cushions.  The area is also used for handstands, cartwheels and dancing.

Finally we got the girls to get organised, pack all their gear up and get themselves showered and dressed.  

Maddi loved the go karts and the laser skirmish.  I think they would have loved to spend the entire day there.  Thankfully Katie wanted to have lunch at Largs Bay and so it didn't take too much convincing to leave and promise to come again when Maddi comes to stay.  

 Maybe when Maddi comes next time Katie would have turned 12 and she'll be able to drive the gokart by herself.  Maddi is already 12 but I was a bit reluctant for her to drive by herself and so she went with Tony, next time the two girls can race themselves.

We met up with Kahra at Harbour Town, dropped the girls off and headed on home.  

Once home Tony quipped....."the peace is deafening!!" Hahahahha

1 comment:

  1. The peace might be deafening, but the noise was so enjoyable. This is a good time in your life. Enjoy the girls, they grow so fast. My youngest grandchild is already twelve, and I'm amazed at how quickly she is growing up.
    You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.