When it doubt, make sure lots of chocolate is available.
Today was pretty much okay actually. Josie had a little milestone of being put into her crib at midnight, “just to see what happened” and slept through to 8.30am in it!
So, today. Decided we needed a mini break and as we had our local mp group meeting at Activitry World (who redeemed themselves of their mistreatment of me btw!), we tootled off to that. Not only did the 12 or so kids who were there have a lovely time but we’ve sorted out (nearly, a few tweaks required) of using their party room as an activity venue once a month and a deal on playing on the alternate fortnight. its not a big room but if i can get the deal right we will be able to use it then go and play after, which i think will work nicely.
After that it was home for playing and a flop then some friends with 4 boys came to play. Which was delightful – board games, part tea and Hama beads. I did laugh when their 7 year old asked if Fran didn’t go to school because she had been sent home for being naughty!
Watched master and Commander last night. Odd film. Not often you can say the most dynamic acting was done by the sea. What was Russell doing with that “benevolent but slightly scary Anthony Hopkins character” thing? I liked the doctor though, who was he? And the wee small blonde boy. I’m sure i saw some of those pretty hobbit children in it though.
Oh yeah, i will just blog this. Fran did some maths book stuff again today and there seemed to be a big breakthrough in her thought processes. There was lots of word/number mixed up sums – several with quite a few different things to do within the sum – add this, double that and then tsake it away from – and she really got it – she was looking at it, working out the tings she could put together and then working it out as a simpler sum. I was really chuffed with that.