Fran just read a book! I sat with her and she made her way through most of an Usborne Early Reader Phonics book – some words she knew, some were quite new (like nest, hatch etc) some she hadn’t encountered for a while and remembered and some she sounded out and picked up really quickly as the book went along.
It was major progress :~) and a good job too as i had just succeeded in making myself cry by reading c/s birth stories to try and believe that i would be okay with that.
Weather reports looking progressively greyer. I’m feelnig a bit depressed by it because i always just feel really responsible for the weather on these occasions. Which is why i don’t make them highly planned affairs because i couldn’t cope with the responsibility!