Barbara, bravo, woman!
I have been thinking about you and wondering if the leeches had arrived yet. Are your children school-aged? If so, they will surely tell all their friends about Mama and her bloodsuckers!
It sounds like it went well, considering it was your first time with them. Whenever we tackle something that is new to us, there is always a learning curve and some mishaps along the way. My granddaughter received a bicycle for her 4th birthday. When I asked her if she had ridden it yet, she broke out with a big grin and said, “Yes, and I had my first crash!”
All progress comes with some crashes along the way!