Lost Jesus at Sainsburys
Okay – i hope i don’t offend anyone here but this really made me laugh! We went to a little church fair today and as we were leaving, one of the old dears gave all the kids a tiny book of a bible story and Pud got one of Jesus telling his parables. She carried it around all day and when we went out quite late tonight, she took it with her. Walking out into the carpark with our bags she suddenly wailed “I’ve lost Jesus in the shop. I only just got him and i have lost him already!!!!” and burst into tears. And i kid you not, we walked back around the isles with Pud wailing “please keep looking till we find Jesus mummy… pleeeeeease…..” Fortunately we did indeed find Jesus at the checkout. I think its safe to say we got a few odd looks though….
Anyway. We had a nice day today. Went out to play with Jennie and the smalls first thing, took a walk round their town to the churchy thing, procured more stickers, played lots and had a good natter. Popped home and then went back out to playstop with my cousin where they all ran off a lot of steam and had fun. Really hit me today they will move in 3 weeks. I am going to miss them terribly :~(
Moo amused me very much by doing a wooden alphabet pegged puzzle with her toes – she has FOUR toes the same length on each foot and is extraordinarily dexterous with them! She also “read” me a lovely fisher price flap book about pirates, doing all the “script” she must play in her head out loud. It was really nice and quite an insight.
Very amazing is that we had a letter from the Family Fund Trust today. Although we are officially over income for help from them, they felt that with Puds op, Moo’s “lifestyle issues” and Scruffs eczema, never mind renting and having to move all the time, we had had a tough year. They have awarded us money for a holiday, money to help with the extra bedding and clothes that Moos terror of anything wet causes and bought us a washing machine and tumble dryer (we rent ours). I was gobsmacked but i must say its really going to help. Its lovely to be able to look forward to a guilt free holiday without knowing we should be spending it on saving to buy a house. Sending back the rented stuff will save us £30 a month too.
All in all, a fairly good day i think! i do like Fridays; i love my week but fridays with no nursery make a real change and we have a lovely time together. There is something to be said for a structure to the week that is quiet and settled but its nice to blow out on a friday!
After saying i don’t prepare work i have done some forward planning tonight. I have (following the brilliant ideas of my friend Maggie) laminated and bound the first info pages of School Express units on whales, dolphins, penguins, ocean and killer whales to use as info booklets and made the worksheets and answer pages into little work books. I’m not planning on “using” them but they will be available as info/interest/starting point type things.
The killer whale one centres on the whale used in Free Willy – is this a film suitable for a 5 1/2 year old and erm.. does anyone have a copy i could borrow if so? *broad grin!*