I facilitate, you facilitate, he, she and it facilitates!
Oh… today worked well! Maybe its a 6 thing ;~)
Got up fairly early and decided to cancel the house inspection due to it being… um… messy! This inspired me a bit so i did al the rest of the washing, tidied the two downstairs rooms and sorted the bathroom out. While i was donig this the girls were watching Brother Bear and when i came back down we had a really good chat about it. I think i will have to do a page on educational themes in Disney for MP! lol!
It was only 9.30 by then so we all found something to do – for Fran it was her new Harry Potter lego, Moo settled into some jigsaws and Ammi got out some books. Fran then astounded me by spending till 1pm doing the lego, following each pattern n her own with almost no help and building 3 of the smallish room sets. She worked so hard and for her this was a major achievement because neither detail nor concentration are her strong points!!!! (To say the least!)
She and i also agreed a bribery reading scheme and she earned her first 20p (curses on the Clarkes for all that paid employment at HESFES!!!!!!! She’s got ideas now!)
Moo was very tired but did go out to nursery and Fran finished the lego, painted a bird house she was given for her birthday in very “modern art” style (but took ages to do it so it counts!) and then finished the collage we started at the old house. We just need to do its animals now but i need to think about how! The blank bits are burrows and nest.
After we got Moo we popped home for a snack and then went out to the farm – the big girls looked after Ammi very well in the playground bit but she spent loads of time in the farm with me – she said “chickens” “ducks” “cows” (actually they were goats but who am i to be picky!) “rabbits” and “piggits” for the guinea pigs! She had a lovely time. Fran and Moo spent time chopping apples for the animal food – Fran had one go and despite having watched the other kids did a sort of random carving attempt. Moo on the other hand, carefully scored around the middle, pressed the knife through, turned them on to the faces, chopped each half in half and then into quarters. And then did the rest of the bucket load! its having access to that sort of insight that means i understand my kids – i begrudge neither “their way” but it so great to be part of watching them be so different!
They are still awake now – and they are shattered so i really don’t know why!
Not got many photos of yesterday as i forgot to take my camera – here are a couple of “pressie opening” ones.
How great it is when your chosen birthday item is on buy two get one free!
As well as Sunny Hunny and sunday lunch in (rofl!) tescos yesterday we also went to Norfolk Lavender which was lovely and a very pleasant and fragrant end to the day.
Quite bizarrely i burnt my scalp which is extraordinary considering it never burnt all last week!