Weariness caught up
Thanks to a third night of Ammi wanting to play at 1am. Hmmm. Which meant we were all a bit tired and grumpy but fortunately Kate came round so i got to chat and then the girls went off to play. So aside from Ammi getting a smack for hurling an apple at my head because i wouldn’t move from my chair to let her have it (*rolling eyes*) it was quite a nice day. Girls are all SO into dressing up atm and its lovely to see Ammi taking part. For a long time we had a lot of dressing up stuff and it barely got used, but now its constantly on someone! Which is great, althoguh less great if you happen to be a visiting boy since that leaves you pretty much as a racing driver or in operating greens. If you want to be a fairy or a princess though, you are in!!!!
Their room had been really tidy for a few days but its gone a bit wrong this last 24 hours. I don’t mind mess, i object to asking several times for a bit of a straighten up and being ignored. Still, downstairs is tidy and i really don’t care so much about mess i can’t see so much (lol!) I do hate toys that get damaged though, which i think is a fair proviso for asking for a tidy up. I’m just watching Supernanny though and deciding that it could be worse!!!!
We had someone in working on the house today and i think the noise disrupted us all a bit, plus i was tired, so we didn’t do so much really. We managed an Aesops fable, but i’m not really sure about those. I might pick out a few more applicable ones, or find something else. Fran coloured in more of her patterns while i read, her pen control has changed loads these last few weeks, i’m so proud of her. She also read to me and to Max tonight as well and did a couple of pages of sums in her head – i’m not sure how she is doing them but its certainly not anything as boring and NCish as a number line – she seems to have developed some method in her head, but its never wrong. Quite a lot of things seem to be sticking and becoming useful to her now; she’ll remember she has done something before and look back to check, or look on a page to see if there is a number she finds harder to copy. Its as if her methods are maturing a bit. I find it a bit weird that she can look at “did” and say “pip” but i assume its “just one of those things” that she’ll grow out of.
After we picked up Moo we popped into town and they were all really good, i was proud of them. And given what i have just watched i feel like things are really quite good in this house!
Moo made me laugh so much yesterday. When she got in the car she said,
“Sophie with the squiggly hair wasn’t there today”
So i asked who she played with and she said,
“I played with Sophie with the straight hair instead and it was okay because the other Sophie wasn’t there to cry.”
((Now Sophie and Sophie are possibly related, i’m not sure but their mums look enough alike to be twins and are always together; the little girls seem to always be together too but have a slightly tempestuous relationship! The other week at home time there was a certain amount of grabbing of Moo by Squiggly Sophie who said they were best friends because they both had brown eyes, this made the other Sophie cry – i must admit though, in her defence that Moo just looked slightly baffled by it really.))
Anyway, so i asked why Squiggly Sophie sometimes cried and Moo said,
“Because she wants to be my best friend and she is but Sophie with the straight hair wants to be my best friend too and she keeps “taking” me from Squiggly Sophie…. Mum… what’s taking?”
Oh i did laugh; ah, to be the child caught in a friendship tug of love, that was never me that is for sure!!!! Its really funny to see Moo being pummelled into these personal relationships – i think it generally just drifts over her head, Fran is WAY more sensitive about these things and always has been, but i have noticed that Moo seems to be the object of quite a few little childrens’ friendship desires! I wonder if its because she always seems slightly aloof. Apparently Max was the same.
Trying to summon the enthusiasm for some socialising but i can’t. i swear this baby has doubled in size in the last couple of days!