We did also have better things happen today…
Which is good! Moo went off to nursery only protesting slightly – i really DON’T know what is going on here – she obviously likes it but is clearly stressed by leaving us in some way. The fake sneezes start at the door and that means she is stressed. But she obviously likes her taxi people so thats not it – so is she unhappy, or worried, or “getting used” or just trying it on? I really don’t know. *Baffled* It completes goes against my ethos to send her when she is saying no, but i can’t work out the reason for the no, nor can i put my finger on anything causing it. If i was picking her up stressed it would stop today – but i am picking up a happy, enlivened, cheerful little soul with lots to say and lots to tell – like i say *baffled!*
Anyway – with Moo gone and Scruff (with whom i had the most adorable morning playing rough and tumbles – we were really good mates today!) asleep, Pud and i got down to some stuff! We got out my book kit and she chose several “library” books – then we sat and read a phonics reader, a seashore flap book, two old testament stories (i feel quite chuffed about this cos i really wanted to do some bible stuff in a non church/no pressure way and didn’t quite know how) looked at the solar system in a mini encyclopedia and then she did a dinosaur dot to dot book, following numbers up to 100 – actually i forgot to say that in the car the other day she suddenly cracked this all on her own and went over and over it till she could think out all the 29-30 39-40 bits without saying “twenty-ten” or whatever by accident (ya boo sucks national curriculum, or that natty curr as i like to call it!) She was really pleased she had done all this and i was chuffed as i seem to have really failed to “do” books with my kids so far. So we decided we will have one afternoon a week just like this. Fab. She also instigated choosing several words from the seashore book to learn to read and write which was a cool idea, so i am going to back her up totally on it – i hate the notion of spelling lists and stuff, but if she wants it – so be it!
This evening, following the demise of the einstein site (wail!) i casually asked her if she wanted to look at a times table book i had (its a nezert one) She did and we did a page of 2x questions set out differently to she is used to, using her abacus – she did them all and could remember all of them up to 4×2 which is as far as i asked her. Then, bless, she took it and her abacus up to bed and eventually called me up to show me she could do 10×2 and this page was “too easy” – weyhey! Maths genius afterall! ;~)
This evening i sat and watched from upstairs while all three were out in the twilight playing on our climbing frame. Moo had her bubbles bottle and was spinning round to produce them and Scruff was bouncing with delight on top of the frame while Pud ran around popping them – they all looked so happy together, it was lovely. They have done so much playing today – Moo and Pud acted out practically the WHOLE of Wizard of Oz i think! lol! Its our panto this year so i think we will HAVE to go! its really great to hear them acting as a unit and doing stuff together – i am really proud of them.