One reason I decided to take it easy today (as opposed to waking at dawn and busing off to some new and exciting locale) is that Sunday is now our only day to sleep in. We've always worked on Saturday morning, but now our responsibilities have expanded to taking the boys to school every morning. It's not too bad, but just like the last announcement (that we had to take them to school on Monday and Friday mornings) it took some getting used to. I think the change is due to 1) the arrival of a new girl who has no expectations of what the job is supposed to entail and 2) the escalation of teaching responsibilities, as they just decided to ditch a member of their team who was becoming too demanding. Anyway, taking the kids to school is not an unusual duty for au pairs. But no more rest for us in the mornings.
In other news, Pasquale has decided to remove both toy boxes and add the family's two old desktop computers to the boys' room. (It's to help them focus on their work, he said. Pasquale loves to tell the story of when Pietro was four years old and had trouble paying attention at school. They took away all his toys, and put them in the basement for two weeks. Little Pietro had to stay at home and practice paying attention and focusing on his work, after which he was a much better student.) At first I thought that computers maybe weren't the best idea, but it hasn't been all bad. Pietro likes to play "La Gelateria di Papà" and math games (he is very proud that he can do division). Manu likes to paint and watch films. It's been a nice variation to our routine and so far it hasn't become addictive.
I hope you all are enjoying a day of rest of some sort. Buona domenica a tutti!