A very slow back to normal day today, with not much of anything but a little of everything. Hardly worth beginning to get back into a routine as the next 4 days and all next week are a bit different to normal anyway, so i didn’t bother. Maddy achieved 2 sums and some reading, Fran achieved about 4 sums and read about Christopher Columbus. beyond that and some hasty tidying, we didn’t achieve much in the way of anything.
Amelie on the other hand, did. She is HUGELY motivated by wanting to read and will badger anyone, at any time until they run away screaming. She has got a good memory for words and can pick strings of words she knows out of books, so she is actually making an excellent stab at some of the Usborne Apple Tree Farm readers, which is quite impressive as Maddy would still go all floppy at the sight of those. I’m going to sign her up to Studydog i think, so she can enjoy that, i’ve got a feeling she’ll adore it. So i sat with her for ages doing various books, and Max has done more tonight as well, and she is a very happy bunny indeed.
Decided last night that all the work stuff that needed doing, the washing, the house, the unpacking etc etc was going to mean several days of stress and wailing, so took all the igrls to Sue’s instead and came home for 4 hours of uninterupted tidying and working. Leaflets got ordered, banking done, washing put away, my bedroom is spotless, passports almost sorted (i have to make a return trip tomorrow morning), accounts up to date and kitchen fixed up.
So now i can enjoy the rest of the week and we don’t have to do any shouting.
The girls had a fab time at Sue’s – they picked plums, played, talked to the dogs, coloured and drew and mostly didn’t want to come home. Maddy drew an amazing picture, i must blog it.
I should probably go to bed, or as Josie would say “goat to bed.”