Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Day Two of the Three Day Survival Experiment

The kids are not up so early today. Tristan emerges at 8 and Lucy not until 8:30.
Tristan explains why he wore his clothes to bed - less washing to be done today! He also eats his left over pudding for breakfast.
They do get their washing done again and hung out earlier. I am amazed at the small amount of washing that is appearing when they are doing the washing, compared to what is put out when I am doing it.
Lucy also proudly shows me the bacon she has gotten out early for dinner so it will be defrosted for her bacon and egg pie tonight.
Yesterday's washing is still over the rack in the lounge. We remind them of the rules that clothes have to be put away, not just left in the lounge. The kids say they are scheduling it for later in the day.
So far Lucy is doing really well and taking charge, making sure everything is done. Tristan left completely to his own devices without her help, would do the absolute minimum to survive.
At lunch time we point out the lack of fruit and vegetables in their diet so far. Lucy is suddenly concerned they might get scurvy (she's learnt about it on a documentary).  We do reassure her that it is unlikely to happen in three days. But they both decide to have an orange each. Tristan made himself butter sandwiches for lunch and more cake, while Lucy stuck with her menu plan and made herself an omelette.
When they were sorting the dishes, Karl asked them, "Being an adult is not as much fun as you think is it?"
They both yelled, "No."
Lucy says, "It is horrible." But she was still looking forward to day three tomorrow. "I have lots of good things planned," she says.

Folding the washing turns out
to be not so bad.
Tea was made early and the kitchen was much tidier. I am surprised at their attention to detail during this experiment. Tonight Lucy had greased her pan well so the pie came out easily. When I asked her why she did it, she said her recipe said to grease the pan so she did.
Lucy cuts up her bacon & egg pie 
The washing is taken in early and hung on the rack straight away. Lucy decided to make a starter for dinner of chopped up pieces of bread with some olive oil in a little dipping dish. She also made chamomile tea to have with their main course, "because we are going to be flash".
Tonight a vegetable appears! 
Raw carrot sticks
Still plenty of DVD watching and computer games has gone on today but Tristan also kicked his football around outside too.
One more day - I think the kitchen is going to be very pleased, it will need a good clean. They spent a while in there after dinner sorting out the dishes and giggling hysterically.
They have learnt from their experience on Tuesday and not made the same mistakes. I hope they decide an earlier bedtime is a good idea. Lucy is already in her pyjamas at 7:30pm and has offered to read Tristan a chapter of Harry Potter. Around 7:45pm she says she is going to bed!
Tristan is still up having supper - one of Lucy's shortbread biscuits and more chamomile tea he made for himself. (I didn't know they were so keen on chamomile tea.)


liveinabox said...

Looking forward to final instalment!

Fiona S said...

So are we. ;) - the late bedtimes are not great.

5 Favourite Sights Seen

  • 1996 Watching tropical lightning turn night to day, outside a little wooden church in a small village in Sabah.
  • 2004 Flying down the Rainbow Valley at 8000ft in a cessna on a clear blue day.
  • 2003 Seeing and hearing Michael Schmacher rolling out of the pit garage in his Ferrari in Hungary.
  • 2009 Chancing upon 100 or more dolphins just off the Kaikoura Coast swimming around, jumping out of the water, doing somersaults and generally having fun.
  • 2006 Finding a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the bush at Kaikoura that was full of playing baby seals.