This weeks word is anticipation, there has been lots of waiting for things to happen and lots to look forward to. I’m not the most patient of people and nor are the kids. This week we’ve been able to practice our skills in patience with anticipation.
At the weekend we went to Dunham Massey to take part in an Easter trail, the kids loved following the map and solving the clues. They were anticipating the chocolate egg reward that awaited them at the end of the trail.
We also spent the weekend decorating eggs for a competition at school. Jake wanted to make Humpty Dumpty and Daisy wanted to make a unicorn. It took ages for the paint to dry on the eggs so the kids had to wait until the following day to finish decorating them. They were not very happy about waiting but an ice-cream and a bounce on the trampoline soon distracted them.
On Wednesday we had the anticipation of waiting to see who would win the egg competition. Much to Jake’s delight he came third in his class, he got a big bag of mini eggs. Although Daisy didn’t win she still got a small chocolate egg for taking part so she was happy enough. School finishes on Friday for just over a week and we are looking forward to the Easter holidays.
Another thing we’ve been anticipating is our holiday, we go at the end of next month. It will be the kids first time on a plane and they love talking about what it will be like. I’m more than ready for a lovely sunshine break with no washing up or cleaning to do for 10 days.
I’m linking up with Anne from Raisie Bay for Word of the Week.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Spring .