I totted up our “field trips” this year; including camps and our local groups (once a month-ish) we’ve had 46 different events this year – things outside the normal run of events that have had some social/educational feel to them.
Not bad really, considering i anticipated a quiet, post-baby year.
We seem to be in a naturally imposed half term here – lots going on, very little of it led by me, nothing to complain about. Plenty of friends drifting in and out, lots of incidental things cropping up that are enjoyable to discuss and explore briefly. It’s nice to have a break from the humdrum, it’s been great to have a good project running through the last month or so, it’s pleasant to have a natural rhythm to our weeks again.
The Amelie question is still far from settled; i need a good sound bit of sense talking into me i think. What to do with a girl who doesn’t want to go but loves it when she arrives (and quite clearly does too). I feel more at sea than i ever have before over it. That i’ve failed to achieve the balance i hoped for is obvious, that i’ve created an alarmingly articulate and able child is clearly true. Yesterday, she made them phone me up to get me to come and collect her; she told them she’d had enough. 😆
I’ve decided that next week we are going to start using Story of the World: Vol 2. We’ve not done Vol 1 – given we have just done the stone age and have some Egyptian plans, i don’t think it matters, we can come back to it. That is virtually the idea of the series. But the middle ages one will suit us quite well at the moment and i feel the urge for routine that isn’t basics based.
We’ve spent the morning with Linzi, Hannah and Tammy at Activity World. Mental sanity was regained, the children and i survived a morning that would otherwise have tuned into a disaster thanks to too little sleep. 🙄 Kids always spend the night awake when you don’t go to bed till late, don’t they?