Been playing with something new this evening, in an effort to occupy my mind – and a local Puddlers Website is the result. Got a fair bit more to do but i’ve broken the back of it i think. What a lovely expression that is….
Today seemed to be quite successful; certainly not feeling obliged to do housework was nice. Fran did a huge amount of StudyDog; is it just me or is that REALLY appealing to them? Maddy and I did her box, Exeter maths, some GD and some Jolly Phonics. Meanwhile Ammi was playing Barbies. Then they swapped and Maddy was doing really well with StudyDog (she pointed out “r” to me today somewhere else too!) while Fran did some pink language materials and then she did her box. I don’t think our hearts were in it really though so we didn’t push it. But, we are geting back in out routine – this is good.
Maddy built Egypt on a yellow blanket and we talked about deserts and delta rivers for a while, Fran and Ammi played in the garden and then they all did lego, Cinderella games in the garden, bit of room tidying and so on. We had planned to start planting but once baby news came through, i didn’t have the mind for it.
I did better with Ammi too she got some good 1-2-1 with me; in fact, when Max got back at 7pm (eeek!) he asked her what she had done today and she said “I done cuddling with mummy on sofa” – which is a result i think!
Josie has been really fussy the last few days; i think she is ready for more food. Shame really as i wanted to get to 6 months but she is even more hungry than normal, chewing fists, awake ALL the time, whingy and nearly wrestled me for my yoghurt earlier. She liked it too. She is fascinated by her hands and played with a toy today. Been putting her on the ground more but no rolling yet. Maddy saw her naked the other day and said “oh is that what she was like when she was born?????” Bless. Today it was so warm, she lay all naked on the floor while we listened to the (irritating) HE piece on Radio 2 – lovely to see her kicking about so happily. I’m blessed, i know i am. Still want more though :~/ *Must find alternative means of channelling mothering instinct*. Baby rabbits perhaps?
Trying hard to assume all is going well up North, trying hard not to think dark thoughts in general. Wish there was a form of brainwashing that could just wipe some of that stuff from my brain forever.