Quite an interesting concept. I’ve been watching a lot of the tsunami stuff based on how to get the lives of the children back to a sort of normal, aside from positively weeping at the sight of alternately brave and then utterly desperate little faces in places caring for orphans, i’ve been kind of heartened by the images of packs of crayola pens and toys being handed out to kids who are capable of raising a smile despite their circumstances. Funny to think that for them, school in a box might well be a lifeline that will keep them sane. (Blooming know i couldn’t get MY school supplies into a box!!!!)
Anyway, today. Lovely. Max took the big girls into town on a mystery mission. Maddy came home and said “Mummy, we HAVEN’T been out to buy you birthday presents!” (ROFL, she is so rubbish at secrets!) While they were out Ammi and i just got to sit and chat and play and cuddle. She helped me with my parcels, i helped her with her Dora lego. Dora is lost AGAIN!!! She keeps hiding her places and then forgetting and accusing us all of taking her. In fact, my mum arrived the other day and Ammi marched right up to her and said “YOU got my Dora?!??!” PMSL! We had a really nice time together. She had slept till 8.40 this morning, itch free thanks to the medicine they prescribed and has been really happy for it today.
Fran did her “work” again today – seemed to spend a very long time doing very basic multiplication but i think her mind was wandering a bit… She’s doing fabulously with reading again though, so exciting to watch. Then i played Shape Snap with Maddy and Fran and that was loads of fun – you can snap colour, shape or number of shapes; Maddy was SO fast!
Since then its been Fuzzy Felt, lego, Exeter City and Aladdin. Must look for 1001 Arabian Nights, another of my books that got sold by my small brother (Oh guess where his first field trip is in March – yup – the coast of India. Mum is thrilled…) Sad that Baghdad will have such different images for our kids, to me it spelt mystery and exotic stories, to them it will conjure an image more horrible than my childhood image of Beirut. :~(