Life is feeling almost idyllic here for people. I can hardly believe the level to which our general life stress has dropped. The extra room really makes such a difference, though i think the £260 we spent on parcel collection has possibly made as much difference as the £200k we spent on the house 😆 I just need a little more business, but for May it isn’t going badly really, so i can’t complain. A good end of the month burst would be ideal though as i’m still a bit nervous about paying the stock bill 😕
Today has been just “nice” really, the perfect mix of life for an average stay at home-ish day. Fran did some 10 minute tests from the 7-8 English and Maths books. She did 4 from each book and seemed to go alright although she lost it a bit over something perfectly normal and easy for reasons best known to herself 🙄 Still, she seems to be getting happily into the swing of doing some of that each day, a bit of EC (French still mainly) and then using some of the Usborne Encylopedias to “learn” something. Mostly she picks some random pages, yesterday and today were bird ones. She isn’t reading much else, except Nintendo screens!) at the moment, so i figure this is probably sensible.
Maddy is the one EC is really pulling the string of and she spends hours at it if you let her; which is fine as we’ve got the reception to year 3 range and she swings in and out of all the levels cheerfully enough. English games seem to be her current fave as she continues her unassisted stealth reading development. Don’t mind me, i had no inclination to do all that again anyway 😆 She and Amelie spent ages on Animal Crossing and then Mario Party together, playing really co-operatively which pleased me. Amelie is being a little bugger at the moment and being quite bullying towards Maddy, who is slightly fragile just now – and it is really annoying me, so it was good to see them bonding together.
Ams did some computing and played on a DS for a while, chose and watched a film and took some more photos – she has a bit of a thing for that at the moment. Belatedly i’ve realised i need to get her to a health visitor on two counts; she has clearly got some sort of anenoid crisis going on for one and she is also walking really oddly. I’ve always know she does a bit but the other day i was out and realised it is getting worse, no doubt leading to her always dragging behind and being tired. One foot is pigeon toed and she walks by putting her feet down toe first with a real noisy slap. Hm. Any experience anyone?
This afternoon we had an introductory play with the neighbouring kids who came round – perfect 🙂 Nice kids and i really like their mum too which bodes well. Christened the lawn by playing on it then this evening we’ve had the rabbits out on it too, running and skipping about and hardly able to believe their luck at a garden that is safe to let them run free in 🙂 And the kids did too – and now i must put them to bed so i can AC:WW with Sarah 🙂