I think it must just have been the heaped up crud, cold and sleepiness that did it yesterday. Today has been much better. Still, one of the things i like about blogging is looking back and seeing how good life is, as a general rule, so it is honesty to me to write up the less good days, so i can see they are fairly few and far between. I look forward to one day (i just spelt that ‘wonday’ :roll:) reading this blog back, which is why i keep it, and seeing the truth written up as a record of life; knowing it is true because it has ups and downs of ordinary, real life in it.
Anyway – i’ve got a horrid tonsil, but i think it is gonig to stay under control, Josie is streaming with cold and Amelie is very much at the end of her tiredness tether really. Fran and Maddy are in good form though and have had a nice day.
spent ages working on a 3 bears picture from DWN
Read a story out of a story collection about famous bears (full pages of writing.)
Done a page of maths. Now seeing that my method of old does have it’s ups – it is neater when you have to carry over more than once.
Tidied her room without being asked and wrote a “Mum, do not come in my room” sign.
Listened to SOTW and answered questions on last weeks.
Drawn a fab DWN cat, twice, learned to colour in differently and done a tractor too.
Done some measuring maths and worked out on her own she could use rods to measure with.
Done loads more words for her “word grass” and read me a Tom and Kate book.
They’ve both just been playing Downfall; am really enjoying suddenly having much bigger, more able children. They’ve also just demonstrated ably how different they are by playing hopscotch; Fran is quick, accurate and fast, Maddy has no idea how to make her legs do it but knows she can still win the race by just running instead 😉 Made me laugh anyway 😉
Something Barbara was saying last week struck a nerve with me, about remembering the non-HE/non net friends in our lives, something i am a bit of a failure at, among other things. I’ve got 2 good Pboro friends from toddler days, and one i hadn’t spoken to for ages, so yesterday i phoned her for a good chat which was lovely. Today i managed to briefly catch up with Kate, after i found myself thinking about what a fab friend she is last night. We’ve been friends for 7 years, seen each other every week and never once fallen out. That is definitely something to be very grateful for and i am – i think the world of her and everything she stands for.
Off to pick up Amelie; she is back into nursery wobbles now; the whole thing just makes me feel tired and a bit helpless. I don’t know what to do for the best. Since she isn’t unhappy there, i am going to persist till Xmas, just to hopefully get her to see something through, since she made such a fool of me a couple of weeks ago. Think i might well just quietly drop it after Xmas though. 🙄
EDIT: Josie has just discovered the joys of posting things into the video player. Marvellous 🙄