Today Max decided to teach Fran how to play Civ 2. Highly amusing, not least because she called all the towns by colours, “Pretty Pink”, “Pretty Purple” etc, Max is still playing this one now, very manly… The game also provoked the computer into saying “The Raymonds are Revolting” and inspired Fran to ask “I can’t read that, what does it say?” Ummmm…. “literacy…”
On the other hand its all quite educational and inspired interest in Marco Polo. Fortunately, i have a book on him ;~)
The rest of the day was good too. More geomags, 14 and 32 sided figures today, gorgeous shape dominos with Ammi and Maddy made me laugh. She built our (you have to look under wooden) new puppet theatre (without help, not bad considering it beat me and D for a while!) then set it up with a hollow geomag box around it so it was a television. Having done that she acted Shrek out for me and then drew a remote control on to a bit of wood so i could change channels!!!
There were various other pleasant things gonig on too. The HV came and weighed Josie who is now 11lb 3 – having been by far the biggest at birth, she is now nowhere near my biggest at 8 weeks, and Rowan who was 2lbs lighter at birth was the same by 8 weeks. So not sure what is going on there, do formula babies get heavier quicker? She seems happy enough anyway, certainly healthy although i have a sort of impression that she doesn’t feed as efficiently as Amelie, who is the only one i can really compare her too. However, virtually irrelevant really.
Max took the big 3 to the drop in again, Maddy’s boyfriend is there full time even in the holidays and was the only other kid there today. :~( Poor wotsit. Anyway, they had lots of fun with him. Josie and i had to go BACK into town on the bus, which was 45 minutes late then 3 appeared at once (again). Still marginally better than last weeks ride which was moreorless like going on The Knight Bus. terrifying was not the word. Although i did get the giggles when she pulled over and sat chatting on her mobile for 10 minutes while we all sat waiting for her to continue driving us. Got hacked off on todays bus by the bunch of thirteen year olds sitting clutching their newborns all moaning about how awful it had been to be in labour for 3 hours (do you know how f*cking lucky you are to have had the privilege?????) and how they couldn’t have a whole New Year’s Eve night out because their mum wouldn’t babysit. But i digress.
Anyway, people obliging wrote off my camera, M&S had no nice trousers for me, i can’t get the minute 1p coin sized piece for my ISIS breatpump i need in a shop which means i will have to pay £1.50 for it online and £3!!!!!!!!!!! postage. marvellous. Might just buy a new pump on ebay. *rolling eyes* Inadvertantly stocked up in Lakeland on Xmas bits. Even worse, bought new books in Waterstones, 3 Historical thingies i bought completely off the cuff woithout even looknig inside them and a couple more Big Read ones. I got to 56 this year. I’m really pleased with myself.
Tonight the girls and i finished the Edward Lear section of The Works 3, read the kangaroo Just So story and a bit more Enchanted Wood. Its taken ages to get through the most recent CM “week” because we have padded out with lots of other things, still really enjoying it though. ((That’s me being “flexible”!!!!!)
Do you remember last year the blogring had a flurry of new year activity. Wonder if it will happen again?