Predictably, Amelie wanted to go to nursery, right up to the point where we arrived. At that point she went all wobbly and sad and bottom lippy. Sigh. it seemed to be a genuine wobble rather than mummy-killing and i didn’t really know what to do. Fended off the instantly available arms and retreated for a brief conference with Amelie. No, she didn’t want to go home exactly, she just didn’t want to go to nursery on her own. So she agreed to go and sit with a staff member while i went and got the others from the car, then i said i’d stay while she decided what to do.
When i got back she was sat looking at a story on a lap, still looking rather woebegone but not crying and not looking for me either. Spent a bit of time observing, then went over and asked her if she’d decided what she wanted to do. She said she wanted to stay, so the rest of us left.
*Sigh* its not been this hard before, the others have gone to playgroup/nursery without a backwards glance. I’ll give it another week or so and then make some sort of decision i suppose. As it was, i went back to get her early and she was absolutely fine, clearly cheerfully into whatever was going on. I think its just a confidence thing.
Otherwise the rest of the day has been more of the same. I think everyone is enjoying a bit of routine after a busy summer and a varied year. Mornings seem to be passing in a haze of “basics” in the form of computer games, play and workbooks. I’m increasingly impressed by Singapore maths, its paced just right for Fran, i may get the First Grade stuff for Maddy.
Fran finished her Richard the Lionheart picture and this afternoon we read about him and King John in Tony Robinson’s book and added them to the timeline. Also read a bit about the Crusades in Storming Norman’s. Maddy and i have agreed to ignore estimating in her maths book (“what’s the point? I can just count them”) and now everyone is zonked infront of a dvd. I’ve got to parcel up beads.
Josie has been adorable today and impressed us all by standing, straight and unaided, for nearly one minute today.
I had a brilliant summer, it was excellent but i must admit i am enjoying a bit of mundanity right now. Its been highly pleasant to sleep at home for more than 2 weeks at a time!