Sunday, 11 December 2016
On Friday I had a hectic day with work and then I had to hire a ute and pick up a big Ikea order from Bridgewater, so when I finally made it home I was really looking forward to relaxing by blobbing on the couch watching another episode of my new favourite scandi crime drama - Trapped.
Jett was home as well - first he was playing outside with his cousins but then they left so he had just sat down watch minecraft videos on the ipad So we were both there. Quietly doing our own things on our own couches.
Then I realised that instead of us doing our own things, we could be having fun together. I've just finished teaching two christmas cake workshops for kids in Kingborough council, and my unfinished 'demo' cake was like a white canvas all ready for decoration.
So alerting Jett to this decorating opportunity, he gleefully cast aside his ipad and threw himself into mass pengiun production. It was so much fun. After we finished the trees and two penguins I had to stop and help Jon unload the Ikea stuff (650kg worth), but luckily Zali had just arrived home and her outrage at missing out on the project was quickly placated by being required to help Jett with the last two penguins and the snowman.
So that was fun. I did think I just wanted to rest and do nothing, but the rewards of being bothered to haul out all the icing and tools and have fun being creative with Jett far exceeded anything that could have been gained by discovering who was knocking off people in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland (at this point I suspect the policeman).