Enjoying being “on holiday”
Max had to go into work first thing to nurse an engine back to health. Don’t ask me, i know nothing…
So we all started very slowly; the girls did a “Dora party” which seemed to involve dancing to the Mulan music (don’t ask me, i know nothing) while i ironed a vast quantity of Hama stuff, tidied up a bit and put some washing on. At some point during all this, Fran wrote out a sign for a “Dora Party – Today” pretty much all on her own. I was impressed.
There has been more Hama-ing, a lot of playing and Fran and Maddy watched Star Wars, which involved a lot of hiding behind the sofa and “oooh…ergh…argh….” sort of noises coming from behind it. I sat an read a quick history of Van Gogh and got together a few ideas of things to do on him with Fran this week, as i would like to freshen up what we have been up to recently with something a bit more interesting now. I don’t want life to turn into worksheets. She wants to have a go at using oil pastels again and i have some old acrylics hanging about so i thought we might have a go at “rowing” Camille and the Sunflowers this week using our own ideas of stuff to do. I dreamed in his pictures for my lunchtime nap, which was quite funny! I was most confused when i woke up!
We also sort of “did” our first “Saturday Science” today – this one is a more personal theme “How Babies are Made” to try and help Maddy overcome a few confusions. So we have started with an Usborne Flip Flap book tonight which she enjoyed. Fran wants more detail so i said we would look at something else tomorrow together so as not to overwhelm Maddy too much. Moo really does NOT like the idea of how they arrive at all and while i appreciate its unlikely she will see anything, you just never know, so i want her to be a little more prepared because “it will jump out of your mouth” just might not cut it!!!