Apologies everyone – i am hibernating – i’ve been playing neopets all day (or at least all evening!) Fancied a break from the real world :~)
Forgot to say we had a lovely HE group xmas party on friday – with a show by the kids, games, food, party bags, the lot – twas lovely. The girls have teamed up with 4-5 other little girls of a similar age and have a fab time there – its really nice.
I am currently chewing over a new dimension on the Moo conundrum put forward by an educational psychologist on friday – its not that what he said surprised me, just that it makes me feel profoundly uncomfortable and disturbed – though why i am not sure. Somehow i never expected to have clever children, or rather a child with a sort of cleverness out of proportion to the rest of her and i don’t really know how i feel about it as a possibility, nor quite how to handle it. I think its probably WHY i feel like hibernating because even though i know of LOTS of children in the HE world who are exceptionally beautiful/clever/gifted etc children, i sort of feel its a taboo to discuss it, or make anything of it. And yet i do also feel i am in danger of failing her by not recognising it, not giving her access to a world she can excel in… i think its time to get out the Montessori books again and start down a very different route with Moo to the one that has proved suitable to Pud. Puds type of learning is like mine, i think i have been ignoring Moo’s quickness with maths and words because i don’t really understand it – even though i should because i was a very quick reader from a tiny age and Max is a fabulous mathematician. I think i have “thinking” to do on how to draw out her talents and lessen her frustrations.
Of course my other problem is Am**on have cocked up my xmas order and i have had to cancel it and do REAL shopping :~O *shriek*