Just when you think everything is going well….
Maddy had two monumental meltdowns yesterday; they weren’t exactly unprovoked, but the strength of them surprised me. One was over a hurt foot which meant she screamed, sobbed, eyes rolled, muscles stopped working etc etc etc and the other was a problem with an icecream machine while out, which was of the variety that have other people edging their children away from you. I simply couldn’t calm her down, partly because i was juggling icecream and sweeties that belonged to Amelie, partly because she “just went into one”. Humph.
I spent most of the day trying to get iTunes working on my laptop, having set it up in seconds on the desktop. Inexplicably, it only wanted to download the start up file as a notepad file and it took all day to discover a place in firefox that had decided to download this particular file onto the desktop, rather than load it. Was quite proud of myself for eventually figuring it out though. Think by the end of the day i may well have lost the Shuffle to Fran though!
This is a page of Explode the Code (done by Maddy) for anyone who might be interested.
Maddy and Dave’s sticker book.
Maddy enjoyed herself making pirate maps (not sure typing paper was the best choice for tea dying though), Fran spent all day sewing a teddybear cross-stitch for Great Gran,
Maddy finished her hill picture, Amelie sewed, Maddy and Dave did block pictures and Explode the Code and Fran read lots of stories to her sisters. So it could have been worse.
Sewing under construction by Maddy and Amelie.
The finished hill, which she gave to Great Gran.
Ended the day with a nice meal out too, which made a pleasant change. Admit to flickers of “its nice having bigger kids now” while suimultaneously struggling with the two newborns right next to us!