What mother wouldn’t chuckle at hearing their own version of my beloved Amelie saying “Joey, PLEASE be quiet, you are keeping me AWAKE!” at 3am? 😆
We’ve had a very enjoyable few days; max spent quite a bit of the weekend creating a rabbit palace for the corner of the garden, so Smartie and Button now live in considerably more comfort. The girls had a great time helping (she says, euphemistically) and we’re all sorry we missed the rabbit escaping from it before the lids were on. They must have climbed on their box and taken a flying leap over the side, and it is probably as high as Amelie – i’d love to have seen them do it!
We also did lots of models, some card making, a good bit of sorting and tidying and a huge amount of playing in the garden. All in all, it felt good.
Today the girls have got on with normals (Fran is adapting very well to the “please do 4 things out of this list” thing) and Maddy did a good bit of ETC2 but wasn’t quite in the mood somehow. Fran is really getting on with French well, i’m pleased with her. Must look for some more resources for that for the new year. Then we Hama-ed, needle-felted and scooped pumpkins (which i enjoyed doing hugely, i’ve always left it to Max until now) so all in all it was a nice day. Varying discussions on the origins of Halloween, a surprising conversation with Amelie where she defined steam and smoke for me (big two still use the words interchangeably, so i was impressed!) and odds and sods of other things. This year hasn’t been as fulfilling as i’d have liked it to be, educationally, but there is no getting away from the fact that we’ve really broken the back of some skills and i’ve got 3 children who think and do in a very much more medium-sized-child way these days. next year really should be much better.
Had hoped to get lots of nice new products online tonight (big load of Pony bead kits arrived today, very pretty) but i was awake half the night and i’m all out of energy. Mad dream that involved a huge, violent, green ogre that Max and i kept trying to contain in bags or pump full of sedatives but everytime we thought we had it controlled it broke out again. Most bizarre, particularly as that kind of dream ought to involve frantic saving of children, but it seemed to be intent on getting us, not them. Analyze that 🙄
Oh – and i’ve just successfully broken a major business first for me; my £6000th this month just got paid by a customer, which is fantastic for 2 reasons. One, £6000 in a month is a phenomenal amount for a small business that lives in a 4th bedroom and two, i predicted that this month would hit £6k and it feels good to know i’ve got my finger on the pulse of what is going on. AND, while i’ve been blogging, two more people have ordered, meaning i’ve just had my best ever day of business for the 2nd time in a week!
(EDIT: As a reward to myself for such a good month; i’ve just bought an Ady machine – oh i know how to party!!!!)