Sigh. How come when you finally get a child using some letter blends, the first thing they do is creat a word you’d rather they didn’t use in front of Great Gran?
Along with the week so far, its been an odd, slightly nondescript day really, not unpleasant, just rather hard to get going. the girls have so many things they want to know about at the moment and somehow its all slightly overwhelming me. I just can’t quite get going. I think i’ve got orgo-planner burnout.
Started off today with skating, which was a combination of Snowbabies and HEgroup – apart from some truly awful behaviour from Fran, it was all very nice, Josie curled up on my chest in the sling and all the others were pretty much independent. Fran is getting very graceful now and is just that bit stronger, so the plan is to really go for a bit more training this year. Still, today she was moaning about it being cold so if she persists with that line of whingery, i shan’t bother taking her. Maddy was particularly good actually and Amelie not only had a nice time but knew when she had had enough and just came and sat down with me. It did start to feel like i had rather bigger girls all of a sudden. Fran and Maddy had ponytails in and Fran was looking very pretty in some new trousers that have a more grown up cut to them; you know when you get a glimpse of who the 16 year old will be? It was like that today.
We came home and everyone was worn out; so we watched Aladdin and flopped really. Fran played some Jump Ahead and eventually Maddy and i did her box, simple tables sums today which she loved and used a combination of the Leappad thing, maths rods and her fingers for them. I couldn’t motivate Fran into much at all really so she went off to her room to listen to a story and get some peace and came back with some rather amazing K’nex things. By that time Moo and i were playing with some word block things i bought a year ago – Maddy was loving them but when Fran arrived she really got into them too and spent ages creating and sounding out words that she would just blank at in a book. I do NOT understand that girl!
Apparently Max wants the telly from earlish tonight for some reason so the girls are getting snack teas and early bed (they really need it). Josie has been incredibly sicky and hungry today (having fed half the night, so hopefully i’ll get her off to bed and then i can attempt to do something meaningful. What, i have no idea…. in fact, perhaps someone should IM me and save me from myself.
MUST give Ammi some quality time tomorrow. And patch my new purple jeans which Button has nibbled a hole in. Grrrr…..