Easing back into the swing of things now, everyone seems to be rising up out of the ashes of illness, thank goodness. Josie would be a whole lot happier if some of her molars would come through, but i guess they will eventually. I do wonder what the evolutionary point of sore gums while teething is though? 😆
There is much game playing going on here again; sometimes, however illtimed they are because i’d like everyone to be engaged in a meaningful topic, these fallow periods just happen. It is remarkably self-regulating actually and although it has taken some time, i am learning to accept and enjoy them, knowing full well that everyone will emerge out the other side with several new and miraculously acquired skills. It has been my biggest lesson in “trust the process” really; i still don’t believe that reading was that lesson, no matter what people say. Handwriting i’ll go with, i can sit back and watch that happen without stress now.
Spent a remarkably pleasant morning preparing for group, answering idle questions, assisting where necessary with bits and bobs and laughing at Amelie. She was ‘reading’ the names on the side of our laundry boxes, spotting very intelligently that the word “and” appeared between Fran and Maddy and Mummy and Daddy and deducing what it must be. She looked at me in a very serious fashion and said “I’m quite clever actually, aren’t i?” 🙄
Off to group with the normal escalation of hysteria before hand because my children are incapable of brushing their hair, brushing their teeth and putting shoes and coat on. ARGH. Today we were doing maps and mapping; it was a quiet group but as usual we had enough people to make it fun. I really enjoyed looking at compass points with Fran and working them out; i see so much emerging in her again, she isn’t going to be little much longer now. I also read to quite a few of the children about Maps and Globes. Was nice.
Tootled off to do some bits and bobs after that, then came home to work. Max played Alley Cats with the kids, Josie ran around like a loon. Next week hopefully we’ll do something meaningful but right now it is just nice for life to feel tolerable again. Now if i could just get WARM…..