Joseph, having been on a school trip to Chester Zoo on Friday and footballing on Saturday, was shattered before Sunday had even begun! Whilst Katie did a tremendous job of scoring a goal in each match - her team winning both games - Joseph was playing football with the other little boys. This, much to our dismay, involved climbing over a 7ft high metal fence to retrieve their footballs! luckily no-one was hurt, but all this exercise also added to his tiredness..
Welcome Monday morning! I had to drag Katie out of bed at 7.15 (she leaves at 7.45!) and chivvy her along, whilst Joseph didn't even get up until 7.15 - he normally gets up between 6 and half past. He refused to get dressed until we turned it into a game - trying to get his clothes on whilst staying under the blanket on the sofa .. no mean feat! Then he refused to brush his teeth.
Like Mohammed and the infamous mountain, I brought the toothbrush and toothpaste into the lounge. He sat there on the sofa whilst I cleaned his teeth - then had to get up and spit in the sink! It would have been quicker to do that in the first place, but hey - he's a boy right?
School? Nah, Joseph didn't want any of that today.
"Can't I stay off today Mum? I'm reeeeeeaaaally tired"
Nice try kiddo..
He flounced out of the door with a "Nope, not wearing a coat today!" shouted over his shoulder.
He started to wake up a bit on the walk to school. Admitting that he was still tired and his legs 'weren't working'. That was until we got into the playground.
His friends were already there playing football. Tiredness forgotten, Joseph ran off and joined in the game.
Amazing recovery by a truly amazing little boy!