Todays plans got shot further apart by the news that the beads were not going to arrive today either, which meant that i had to go all the way to Sleaford and pick them up. Grrrrr. Then i spent rather a lot of the afternoon doing my back orders and i’ll be spending rather a lot of the evening doing my new orders. Why it had to happen when i am so busy i just don’t know 👿
However, we managed, nonetheless, to do a fair bit. Everyone did some normals in the morning, even Amelie and Fran really impressed me with her joined up writing. She’s been using a Wizard Whimstaff book and she’s really come on; it’s passable writing now and pretty legible. She has a way to go, but then both of us have rubbish handwriting too, so i can hardly complain. I’m just so pleased she’s chosen to do it herself. It takes all the sting out of it!
Maddy worked away at a maths book on her own; the sums are too easy for her but i think she quite likes being able to do it on her own, so i’m leaving her to it. Then she watched Fran writing for a bit and promptly wrote her own name joined up, quite perfectly 😆 She is great, that girl. Amelie used a Schofield and Sims workbook (that i got when Fran was 3!) perfectly sensibly too and seemed to really like being up at the table doing stuff. Bless her 🙂 Other than that, she’s sung a lot of songs about poo today 🙄 which has complimented Josie’s excellent renditions of “Skid Row” nicely 😆
We’ve listened to Just So stories and watched The Fox and the Hound and they’ve spent this evening playing with wax again. I do love it 🙂 I’ve put Josie to bed in my room and i’m off to BeadFrantically (perhaps i should have a blog called that!) for the evening now. I want to catch up by morning so i can be creative tomorrow night and have a good day of doing stuff with the kids as well around our socialising. Don’t really feel like i’m offering up much to them at the moment, and it shows not least in my blog. Must have a better weekend and next week.
Yesterday my Nana said she had been told that Home Educated children can’t go to University and didn’t i feel i should put them in school so they could. I’ve no idea if anyone really said it or if she was just vocalising a worry in the 3rd person somehow but i did feel mildly open mouthed by it. WHY would i be doing this if i thought it was going to seriously curtail my childrens’ opportunities???? Surely my family know me a bit better than that!!!! 😆 Hopefully i’ve put her mind at rest anyway by describing what goes on around here and i’ve offered to have her to stay when we move so she can see for herself. I suppose after 5 years of HEing it is easy to forget how impossible it is to grasp how it works initially.
Oh yeah, Fran is nearly at the end of Fantastic Mr Fox, which has been a bit more of a challenge to her than Fairy mush. She’s very much enjoyed it and has decided she’ll read the other Roald Dahl’s on her shelf as her “set” of books to read before i buy her the next fairy ones. And you can’t argue with that really, can you?