Today i needed a break, a day without constant demands on my brain. Yesterday seemed to be one of those days where everything just reach unmanagable proportions; too many questions, too many asks, too many bits of stuff going on, just too much noise. So today Max shut me in my office (oh hurrah for that word!) and left me to get on for things that needed doing on and behind the scenes of BM. And so i did and now that i’ve had a shower, a nice dinner and watched BB i feel remarkably healed. So that was my yearly blow-my-brains-up-require-a-day-off, home ed moment. Doesn’t happen often which is just as well, really but i don’t know, i suddenly couln’t take another moment of noise interupting thoughts i needed to think and do something purposeful about. I’ve got distinct brain drift at the moment and it keeps sliding places i’d rather it didn’t, so it was good to have a day to get my teeth stuck into something.
Anyway, aside from that, the girls seem to have had nice days. Fran has been reading a book on Florence Nightingale and been out in the garden a lot. She also spent ages out in the garage with this kit, making various circuits on her own. She seems very taken with it which is great; they all went out there with Max, including Josie, last night and made a start on it, so hopefully it will be the start of them doing science-y stuff together.
Josie has got a range of new words and phrases – fast becoming a family favourite is “arni-gar” which is banana, “i’m stuck!” “thank you” “byebye” “maddy” “baby” – she can sing happy birthday and oh, they’ve all escaped me, there are more.
Max, Amelie and Maddy made cake and meringues together, went out shopping and had a lovely time. Then they all played in the garden till nearly 9pm, when i read them the first chapter of Finn Family Moomintroll.
In short, i got peace, sorely needed peace. I feel much better.