We’ve been recuperating after a full-on trip to Florida and have hardly been out this week. On our return the teen had a packed schedule involving sleeping and catching up on a fortnight of Big Brother episodes so she barely emerged from her room for three days. Meanwhile the youngest has developed a passion for scootering around our village with other small boys, firmly rejecting all protective maternal offers to accompany him. In short, they’re both happy to be at home.
We did venture to the cinema to see the newly released Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters film. I love reading the Percy Jackson books with the youngest, so when he and his best scootering buddy skidded to a stop in front of our house and asked if I’d take them to see the film I was happy to do so. If you haven’t read the books, they’re great. The main character, Percy, is a dyslexic boy with ADHD who gets kicked out of a succession of schools before discovering that he’s actually the son of the god Poseidon. This means he has all sorts of powers and….