The big girls have a musical theatre week next week, which is going to be a challenge as i’ll have to entertain the smalls without their assistance (gulp!) – the musical is The Little Mermaid and i wanted to get them it on dvd so they’d know the songs a bit. Searched the shops today but couldn’t find one and i’m not over-anxious to increase our Disney collection anyway. Does anyone have a copy they would consider posting to us for a lend? I’d be awfully grateful 🙂 I’m deeply dubious of the ones on ebay and i don’t know if the new dvd player i ran out and bought on Saturday night so i could watch HP4 is multi-region anyway. Speaking of HP4 – why did Dumbledore keep breaking out in random snippets of irish accent? He appeared to have had quite a personality change since the last one too! Otherwise, i liked it and i laughed at the occasional shots of Harry and Ron with their tops off to titilate the young girls! 🙂
Today has been quite acceptable, although it is very wet and rainy here. Warm though, the temps have been up in double figures since Friday, which is nice 🙂
We started off by getting out all the jigsaws in the house and the big girls made them all, sat up at the new table. It is lovely to have some decent table space, out of reach of Josie the Destroyer. Josie is at “that stage” and in particular, slightly getting on her sisters nerves by walloping them over the head with things 🙄 Still, she makes me laugh because she persistantly calls “Mummy….?” in an imperious get querying way, convincing enough for me to say “Yes?” expecting something of sense to come somewhere and then she realises she can’t talk, a look of consternation crosses her face and she hedges with some gibberish. It is very funny 😆
Once we’d worked out which jigsaws were incomplete and binned them, done some handwriting and spelling, talked about a variety of interesting things which now completely escape me but i know i felt “proper HE mum” when we were talking, it was lunch time. Which took forever as Amelie is currently on some form of hunger/workrate strike. I think she is a bit hung up on milk products and it worries her; she is suffering terribly this week as we accidentally gave her super noodles which had milk in them 🙁 She writhed and scratched all night last night, at one point sobbing in her sleep about it. She panics over everything i offer and it is hardly helping that we keep messing it up and giving her things which cause the reaction. BAD mummy and daddy. Wah.
After that everyone Zoombini’d, Rainbow Rock’d and Studydog’d for a while and Amelie and i had a long conversation about why she came from my tummy not my bottom and why would she have died if she had come out of my bottom? So we did a demo, using hand, fist and a length of cable, talked about umbilical cords and so on and then she said “my babies are going to come out of my tummy so i don’t make them die.” Hm. Excellent, thanks for the guilt there, dear! 🙄 She is asking so many questions atm, though she is mainly pre-occupied with death. I thought “if you die are you dead forever or do you come back” showed some depth of thought though. Maddy piped up with “a star comes down and takes you up to live with God” which is apparently the after life courtesy of HCA and The Little Match Girl. Oh well.
Oh dear, must do a project, this all feels a bit dull atm. Still, after that we had a family trip to tescos, bought slippers for all and sundry and Amelie and Josie managed to con the new Dora dvd out of me, Amelie with winsome pleading and Josie by shouting “DOR-WA!” every time we went past it! Still, Dora dvd’s are good value in this house and they sat enraptured to Dora’s Gerry Springer stylee kitcsh musical pirate adventure! Finished with gym and more parcels and now i really must finish off the billion things i need to do for BM.