Last night Max and i said we felt like generally things were very positive this year so far; money, getting better at eating healthily, planning for the future. Everything seems to be improving EXCEPT our general feelings about the kids. We aren’t doing well for them and they are being messy, grumpy and ungrateful and to be honest, it just feels like that bit of life has pulled out of balance. So it needs to be rectified.
Today was imperfect as i had lots of calls to make still but now we should get back on an even keel as we’ve had good news about a house we wanted and should be able to move into more space quite soon. So i guess the next few weeks should be stressful but positive.
Started today by letting them have a film on a video i got given a few weeks ago and once that was over everyone did much sensible stuff than the last few days. They watch quite a bit of CBBC or Class TV from choice now, which is a real improvement but today it went off and they busied themselves with a variety of small projects; Maddy made a puppet spider, Amelie and Josie played nicely, Fran did some computing. It wasn’t a perfect morning but they did seem more motivated. This afternoon everyone hama-ed; Fran finally finished her frog footman and Maddy counted and did a rose and a prince all on her own. Amelie stole the show by patiently sitting and creating her very own Snow White on the princess board. It was fab and she was so careful and patient. Then of course she carried it off to show me and dropped it. She was heart-broken but between us we reconstructed it and bonded a bit too 🙂
Tomorrow i am aiming to do some art or something; we need a change.