Maddy is trying at the moment…. trying everything. The once mess-hysterical girl has taken to gravy, stuffing, tomato sauces, cottage pie – you name it. I am proud of her, messy food has been a big deal for so long. Hurrah for Maddy.
Amelie has finally got over her reaction to another milk product – finally sussed that the horrendous rash, and probably the subsequent behaviour, on Wednesday was probably due to milk powder in bakery bread. Poor girl, she looked awful for days. So much to learn. Tonight, we narrowly avoided gravy powder. She is being so good about it, she is so desperate to stop itching. She doesn’t moan about ANYTHING she can’t have. So very proud of her too. The reactions seem to actually be getting more extreme; even a little milk powder seems to set her off now, initially she tolerated that. She handled butterfat in dark chocolate though, another one we spotted too late, so i think that must not have lactose in it? Oh, this is so not me, i hate being like this. I positively cringed at myself reading labels in Tescos the other day. 🙁
Josie has a sore bum again, poor little soul. She communicated a new word very effectively today – she handed me a juice bottle with a squashed down (closed) nozzle and said “broken” – very clever girl.
Fran has spent the day swathed in scarves and looking very appealing – i did point out that making yourself look ravishing with them was perhaps not quite the idea, but she informed me she was a persian princess, rather than Muslim. (Think girl from Kingdom of heaven!) Fair do’s. We decided to start on Islam when we get back from our jolly. She is also finally asking for “bigger girl” films as she is bored of Disney (hurrah) so i must have a think about that. In a fit of paranoia today, i bought some practice SATs papers for her to try; she is the age now that the eldest kids in year 2 would be when they did them and i’m curious to know how she compares. On brief look, she’ll easily do everything but the level 3 English and even then she’ll be able to read enough to answer the questions. Amazing really, considering she was barely literate in April 2005, when she would have sat them in school. Pointless bloody things though; when i think what i was doing in school at that age, recounting to a friendly parent the doings of greeks, norsemen and fine artists… well, i ask you…
Paranoia over. Amelie and i had a long snuggle up in bed this morning. She asked me LOADS of questions – where does wee come from, where do babies come from, how do you make a boy or a girl. Always amazes me how much i still have to learn about children, even now. It is becoming so clear why nursery didn’t suit her; she is doing the now familiar “waking up” thing, a whole year or more earlier than the big two did. No wonder she thought it was crappy. Oh well, you live and learn; there i thought she’d enjoy playing and all she wants is biology lessons… i’ll send her to granny 🙂 She’s also used her Dora Laptop lots too and seems more clued up to it now she’s had a good whirl at Cbeebies.
Signing off now – see you all soon.