I’ve had a remarkably quiet day, the children all started playing a variety games early on and pretty much left me alone all day. Maddy and Amelie started off by opening a rollercoaster stand, complete with food stall, money, tickets and a rather alarming number of serious injuries to riders 😆 Still, i saw plenty of educational usefulness it it, there was sign writing, appropriate money play and lots of co-operation and organisation.
During that time Fran was in fact on EC, working her way through the yr3 maths. She was perfectly happy for ages, then threw a wobbly at an english game that was too hard for her. Still, i think spelling and writing are not far off as skills she’s mastered now, she still seems to apply flightly guesswork to things, but she can do it.
Later in the afternoon they all went off to play some sort of beach game in their room and that occupied them till it was time for Brownies/Rainbows. Left me free to spend my afternoon tootling about doing this and that, mostly notably the somewhat incompatible past-times of reading this blog entry and its comments and sorting the washing. The washing sorting, therapeutic when not being done at breakneck speed trying to find just one pair of matching socks to go out in 5 minutes ago, gave me time to think, if nothing else. Both activities seemed to leave me sighing wearily, even so.
I spent some time trying put my thoughts in order on the blog post, but decided i would only end up looking either stupid, or irritating, or misinformed, or all 3 and would probably annoy most of the people i really liked, so i think perhaps i just won’t bother for now. I think my over-riding impression was that there must be something wrong with me, i’m missing a “righteously politically furious” button somewhere and i don’t quite know if it’s one i ought to be looking for? Would it make me any happier?