Orgo-planning and lists definitely work for me. I felt like i had a plan of attack this morning when i started and consequently the day just felt really nice and full. Was feeling a good bit better anyway, because having described the horrid car moment to Max, he said he didn’t think it sounded like the type of mistake i would make and that the way the other driver behaved sounded like it was his fault. Thinking back, if it had been my fault, i think he would probably at least have beeped or flashed me.
So first thing the girls helped me get everything just a bit straighter so that we could find everything. Then Fran got on with her cross-stitch, mightly pleased with the help i had given her, Maddy decided that she and Dave were going to make fruit stickers to stick in his diary. And very good they were too, she is really getting into that as a project and its pleasantly self-directed too without being threatening or too time consuming for me to help with. Amelie drew a story and for the first time i could see what she had drawn. It was very much in a Maddy style actually.
While Fran was sewing, Maddy and i did a few pages of Explode the Code together; her sounding out is shaky but her letter formation and understanding of the book is exxcellent. Its very visually easy and seems to appeal to her.
At that point the post arrived, containing not only the replacement Sylvannian Family competition page (which they all spent ages colouring in copies of) and Fran’s Brownie Badges book which she has been eagerly awaiting. So she and i then spent a happy hour or so looking through that and deciding what badges she would try to do. She of course wants to do sporty ones… *I* want to do the art and culture ones 😉
While all this was going on, Maddy and Amelie started doing some plastic canvas sewing. Maddy designed and executed a hill with sky behind it and Amelie did two squares, with virtually no help at all. She has spent quite a bit of the day twittering about nursery with great excitement; i think she is quite excited about it. Some game was going on today and in it, their names were “Brownie” “Rainbow” and “Nursery” 😆
(And then we had lunch.)
Actually, i have no idea what happened after lunch (I’ve remembered, Maddy, Amelie and I made tea stained pirate maps, great minds Alison 😉 and Fran stuck postcards in her scrapbook) , but everyone stayed busy till 3pm ish, when we put on The BFG while i did parcels. Then it was gym, which both girls adored and tried very hard at. Fran really was excellent – you know when you watch gymnastics and the girls are just hurling themselves at equipment with absolutely no fear whatsoever – that is what she was doing. She looked “awful growed up”.