So said Amelie at the end of a fairly long stint at said museum. 🙄
She is pretty much fine today; after crawling into my room in the early hours, she has walked and walked fine, for most of the day. It started bleeding this evening and one of the butterfly stitches has come off, so its really gaping. I’ll have to get more tomorrow i think. She’s been ever so brave, just a couple of times today her lip trembled and she said “I go ‘hopsital’ in van” – poor wee girlie. Still, makes me think really, Fran had been through 4 operations by the time she was Ammi’s age, in retrospect i realise far more what an ordeal all that was than i really could see at the time.
Anyway, very nice day with the Portico’s (they so aren’t the HEM’s, they are the Portico’s!) who have very kindly soaked up the last of the pre-daddy days with us. We’ve appreciated them very much. After a fair bit of playing, we caught the train into Exeter and “did” the museum. i hope you Devonians appreciate that museum, we have a couple of dinosaur bones and a mouldy bit of lace in ours, although they try hard with the exhibitions. But Peterborough’s standing displays are pants in comparison. Someone with huge vision and energy has made that place wonderful. Wish we’d had time to do some of the boxes really as they looked great.
Fran beat Gwenny at chess, Fran and Poppy went head to head over Nine Men’s Morris (must draw a board of that to play with them), we all enjoyed the Chess/Games exhibition and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, lots of dressing up and role playing went on, me and my lot went off and briefly looked at the World Cultures area which was fabulous.
Our train was cancelled on the way back so we sat for an hour in a park by the station. Will have to quiz Max on it as it had a slightly… um.. not unsavoury exactly but ‘disquieting’ air to it somehow. Wouldn’t entirely surprise me to find out that a teenage shade of my husband is hanging out there 😀
Back for tea, Ammi had to be put to bed as i think her foot caught up with her. I’d carried her in the sling for quite a bit of the day, something that i think was a huge treat for her but even so, its quite a nasty cut and not in a place you can save it at all. Everyone did more Animal Crossing; Fran set Ammi up a little character, which pleased Ammi hugely.
I’ll be glad to get Max here safely tomorrow as what with blogged and unblogged events, its been a somewhat rocky week for all of us. Feeling very much that i want our little unit to be reunited now, nearly two weeks was too long really i think, nice as its been. So no bombs or train crashes between Peterborough and Exeter via Birmingham please until i have everyone safely gathered back in.
Darn, yes, educational stuff. Fran read me an ORT Level 8 book, beautifully, which equates to exactly an end of year 2 reading age, which is pretty good i’d say, given how long she’s been reading and the rate he ability is accelerating. I think i’ll officially give myself a pat on the back there and chill out. Maddy drew a picture of her and daddy and it was all shaped bodies, not a stick in sight. Then she asked me to type out a message and wrote it beautifully. Someone wrote out a perfect alphabet, very clever, wonder who learned that where, Maddy used an Egyptian bookmark to tell me all the letters on it faultlessly. See, we’ve brilliant 😀