Funny how the blogring has developed its own in-jokes. Oh, and before i forget, apologies to everyone at the end of the ring i am not quite getting to at the moment and the emails i am forgetting to reply to and thank you for all stopping by so often and commenting and keeping me going over the last 6 weeks or so. I really appreciate it. And lastly, most of the people with blogger comments, i can’t comment on, so sorry for that as well. I get brief moments to read and it doesn’t allow for the 10 minutes it takes Blogger to decide to let me in :~(
An apology in advance for my writing style this evening – i was listening to Bad Housekeeping on the radio this evening and fear i may have imbibed a certain amount of literary style…
Anyway. Today was just one of those days… not one of THOSE days (was tempted to link the word in caps to Jax’s yesterday blog for comic effect but not sure if she has regained her sense of humour enough for me to do so *;~) at Jax*)
Don’t quite know how it all worked so well but it did. Actually, it was partly due to Josie sleeping till 2.30pm i suppose. But that did follow a feeding fest from about 2pm yesterday, all through a very fraught parcelling session, all evening and all night. Max had ended up taking my parcels for me and unfortunately saw someone being knocked over at the same time, which shook him up a bit. So no one was in a great mood but he and i pulled it round by sitting and chatting for the evening instead and ended up feeling better for it.
So, back to today. Took Maddy out to nursery, came back and set Ammi and Fran down to computer games. No idea why but our “World Explorer” is crashing if you go south, which is most upsetting, so she moved on to Jump Ahead Year Two for a bit. Ammi was also playing barbies, dollies and various other things plus sitting very endearingly at the bookshelves reading her favourite stories.
While they were occupied i… sorted and put on 3 loads of washing/drying, tidied the kitchen, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher, bleached the sink, cleaned the loo and tidied my bead cupboard. So i felt terribly pleased with myself. And when i emerged from the kitchen, Fran had moved herself from the computer and was sat at the table doing her writing practise. In fact, she did loads today; started the 3rd JP book, did some of her own writing, did several pages of sums (number bonds up to 20, addition up to the hundred which she wrote out in “block” form herself and got right and some other bits.) One page had drawings of base ten stuff, which she was doing the other week too – did inspire me to get out the Miquon. I KEEP saying that! Its been ages since we did anything math-sy so i was very pleased that she had remembered it all, although most of her numbers had turned backwards!!!!
Fran busy working stuff out…
And look!!! I remembered to include Ammi too!!!
We all had lunch together, hot but only easy-girl rice, but hot and cooked anyway.
We had a reptile activity to do but Fran had an urge to “do more about Alfred” so i decided it was as good a time as any to start a Charlotte Mason style Book of Centuries. So we did. I’ve got a pack of playing cards with all the Kings and Queens of England on them so we used the first one to top the page; should make for an interesting project anyway.
So writing and pictures of the great man…
…and another of him burning the cakes. Not ground breaking art admittedly but she tried so hard, i was really proud of her. She is very excited by the idea of making her own book. She wants to write books apparently.
It was time to go and get Maddy then. She had made it through the day without wetting so i was proud of her for that. Charged around failing to buy a replacement phone cable – grrrr…. and then went to tap. Had an odd “changing room” conversation with a mum who also knows Fran from Rainbows; something along the lines of “how will they learn discipline and how to behave in classes and groups if they don’t go to school?” Ummmm… remind me how it is our children know each other…… ? I do find these conversations odd, i really do. Added to the rather condescending attitude from the cgp salesperson today… argh… hmmm…
Maddy had got herself into a pickle in tap, something to do with the other girls not recognising the tune she was tapping out on a tamborine – she was a bit upset about it. Poor old thing. Its all fine until it goes wrong but she just doesn’t “get” that other kids can’t see into her head.
Must come up with a plan for tomorrow – atm though, i suspect its going to involve getting my boobs out a lot. Lol – one bit the bbc filmed was me reading while feeding Josie, from right over my shoulder in fact – does that mean i can say i have got my tits out on telly? And while i am at it, our tv died again and Max has just bought one on ebay – he is getting addicted that man; 4 purchases in a week!
Finish off with my mini Hama creation… i have ACHIEVED!!!!!!