So i might as well blog it.
I finally fell asleep at 3am last night, Josie got up to play for 2 hours at 4am. Hmmm. So i’m feeling even more sleep bedriped (well, that is telling, that was supposed to say deprived, not bedriped!) than normal, plus i’ve decided to only way to deal with the 1/2 stone i have suddenly put on (sob) is to eat nothing but jacket potatoes and drink low calorie hot chocolate for a few days. So i have a few issues with withdrawal i think, which probably isn’t good.
While i was on the phone this morning, Fran came up to tell me she had read the first chapter of Lemony Snicket. And knock me down with a bucket of squashy tomatoes, she had. She could tell me the whole plot of it, we straightened up a few pronounciations and then i read it back to her, so she could hear some of the words she had skated over. But although i suspect it was a bit of a skim read, she really had done it. I guess that my casual leaving them on her new bookshelf worked then. 🙂
Amelie and Maddy played and did self led craft, (to put a positive spin on it!), Fran and i looked at a Rome Cross Section book. We’ve drawn a line under Rome now, we are going to move on to the next section of SOTW.
Josie caught up on some sleep. They’ve all used the LeapPad loads, on their own and with me; Fran is particularly liking a Grade 3 American History one. Maddy has done loads of writing; i especially liked her perfectly recalled “Tots TV” which she wrote out earlier.
Dropped Amelie off and we’ve come home and “done maths” by way of some rod play; i got them to pay me for different value playing cards, swap up “rod money” and get change from the bank. Now Fran is sat doing symmetrical patterns with them, sat in her “study cubicle” on the stairs; the only place to escape Josie. We’ve had a good read together and want to finish a constellations book.
I’m pondering the future of MuddlePuddle very deeply and coming to the conclusion that some changes are in order. So far i am only a few percent through my ponderings, but the ones i have already made are cheering me up a great deal. So, change, good change, is afoot. It isn’t going to be anything drastic, but it will free me somewhat from something which i want to stand alone rather than being “me”.