The new firefly electric car was created for Young Driver with 5 to 10 year olds in mind. It drives like a proper car and allows children to develop confidence in safety.

Thursday photo #174

Well that was that, the Summer holidays are over and it’s time to get back into a routine. This time, I’ve got 15 hours a week with no children. I had visions of getting everything done with time to spare. Never being behind with work and being ultra-organised. But of course, nothing ever goes to plan.

The driving lesson

We rounded off the school holidays with a fun-packed day on Saturday. Libby went to a wonderful birthday party where she was able to interact with lots of different creatures. She was very proud that she’d held a snake, several lizards and a tarantula. But that was just the beginning.

After that, we headed over to Cheltenham for Libby to have her first driving lesson. The scheme by Young Driver is absolutely wonderful and I’ll be reviewing it in full over the next few days. But it suffices to say that children as young as five can drive around in a tiny electric car. Libby took full advantage of the experience and left with her own Young Driver driving licence. She has already asked when she can have her next lesson. I was even allowed to get in the car with her driving. Eek!

Back to school

Lia started pre-school on Monday and walked in as if she’d always been there. She had a brilliant day and couldn’t wait to get back on Tuesday or Wednesday. She is rather upset she can’t go today, but I’m sure she’ll soon get used to the routine.

It was nice to have a day with Libby on her own on Monday as she didn’t go back until Tuesday. She did her school summer project, in which she had to learn about a different country. She chose Japan so that she could show them a photo of her at Yo! Sushi and make blossom trees and origami fish. I was actually quite impressed with what she came up with despite very little input from me.

Moving out

After a successful first day back at school, Libby had some sort of a run-in with my husband yesterday. I’m not sure what he’d done to upset her, but she decided she was moving out and going to live with Granddad. She soon changed her mind, but not before she’d taken all her clothes out of the drawers of her organiser. So despite my best efforts, things are now a little muddled up. If you spot her wearing dirty clothes or the wrong colour tights with her school uniform, I must point out that it was her own doing!

Our Thursday photo #174

I love this photo of them together before Libby’s driving lesson. Looking scruffy as ever with Libby in her overalls and Lia in my top, but they’re happy and that’s what counts.

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