So, chaos still reigns at home.
We are in the in-between stage where all the building work is finished, and we are now trying to find homes for everything. Creating chaos to create order if you know what I mean.
But how to keep everyone happy?
The weather hasn't been great, so when we had a reasonably sunny day, and an invite to go crab fishing in Wicklow, naturally I didn't find it too difficult to say 'Let's go!'
I'd never done it before, believe it or not, and now I have no idea why every child doesn't do it by way of necessity! It is so simple, and so satisfying, it should be a natural part of childhood. I have no doubt it is for some, obviously depending on where you live.
We bought crab lines in the local toy shop, popped into the butchers for bones, and away we went.
They all caught some, and how thrilled they were. Even the older two who had grumbled about having to go!
And at the end of the day they were all sent home, back to the water, in spite of tears from one child who wanted to bring them home, bless him.
I thoroughly recommend it if you have a bridge anywhere near you!