Time to blog i think!
So, this is whati have been doing with my evenings the last few nights – hence being a bit quiet!
I always do the craft kits type things after the girls have gone to bed, its not fair otherwise – but Pud has been taking a real interest in my “work” recently – so she helped me stick some stickers on last night. At her age i used to help my nana a posh carboot/hall sales, selling plates and jewelry – i think its what gave me my urge to sell! i don’t suppose its a bad thing for them to have a concept of what mummy does to bring in pennies – i’m not running a sweat shop yet anyway!
Everyone has been really poorly and consequently grouchy and sleepy over the weekend. Scruff has an ear and chest infection, one saturday i finshed the kits at 1.30am, she woke up immediately and didn’t go back to sleep till 6am! *rolls eyes*
The big girls have been making muddlepuddle cards over the weekend, Pud and i also printed out a load of christmas poems, stories and bible bits and have been reading Longfellow, Twas the Night before Xmas, Lukes Gospel, Shakespeare and Dr Suess – she loves doing this and asked for the Longfellow one over and over! (Blooming long it is!)
Yesterday she sat down to watch the Little Princess and almost immediately burst into real gut wrenching sobs – something about it upset her terribly (it may have been the motherless girl against her own motherless daddy i suppose although she couldn’t seem to articulate anything particular). She was desperately upset by it (so was i by the americanising of it actually!) but we watched it together and had a cuddle so she could see the happy ending – we both had a good cry. This is the second time recently she has been really distressed and not been able to tell me why – its sort of upsetting :~( I suppose she is becoming much more emotionally aware and doesn’t really have the words/ or feels silly/or something – but its sort of weird to suddenly have a child with thoughts i can’t read on her face.
They have been playing the DK Wizard of Oz lots – Pud has finished all three levels, Moo is still working at it. Moo and i worked on a SATS Tuition game for Key Stage 1 yesterday – she really had the counting down, well into the teens and typing the numbers very ably (11 made her cross for some reason!) Today they all played with the Winnie the Pooh mag figures a fair bit. Apparently Moo has been very busy and happy at nursery too.
Pud Scruff and i all went out today for a bit of socialising – Pud has been drawing people this evening.
I have just finished pressing out the bits to the Usborne card nativity scene so Pud and i can make it tomorrow.
Finally – another in the “Moo’s asleep” collection
and a poorly girls cuddle on the sofa
Oh yes – Scruff can now do “biscuit” “flower” and “shoes”