It was all slightly harder work today but i think that was more my fault than anything as i was feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed by mess. I seem to function better if the house is tidy.
Anyway, i appreciate that “what worksheets i forced my child to do today” doesn’t make the most interesting reading, but i want to keep a record, so i’ll do it in list format today to try not to bore you!
10x match up
wordsearch plus BB11 recap and BB12 start.
Her heart wasn’t in it so much today so we called it quits there and moved on. I read her Parables From Nature: A Lesson of Faith and then she narrated it back to me and illustrated it. I actually really like the illustrating idea as a concept because art comes easily to neither of us but this takes the pressure off; we can use the ideas, try it and move on and i think it will be worth having a few different art mediums to explore with it.
I find the idea of guiding a child into being positive with drawing a bit daunting. I must need a book! lol!
Last night Fran spent a long time on that RR Maths game again; she was doing so well with it and tackling quite complex symmetry puzzles, adding and time conundrums too. I’m chuffed with her. I let them both have the preschool learning ladder programme too today; i’ve heard good things about these but *I* find the interface really hard. I need to look at it myself really so i can guide Moo with it more. Still, both enjoyed it and i know there is plenty more in there to use too.
All this is leaving aside moo who had an AWFUL start to the day. I knew we were in trouble when i woke up to find her pressed against me in bed, shuddering into my boobs. I’ve no idea what the problem was but her “vertigo” was terrible; she couldn’t get down the stairs, or really even ask to be carried and i spent until about 11am wrapping her in her little duvet, tucking the edges down tight, squeezing her, rubbing her and putting more heavy duvets on top of her. And then, after an extended period of Fantasia, she suddenly recovered and went off to nursery quite happily.
Ams has been great today. It occurs to me she is my most rounded child in many ways, vocal, energetic, loves to look at books together or alone, plays imagination games on her own and only seeks comfort if she really has good reason. Given the relationship she and i have had for the last year, she ought to be rocking in a cot somewhere, but maybe all the rejection of me had more to do with a fierce independence and desire to be self-reliant. I don’t know.