I think i’m going to draw a veil over Melrose, i was disgusting poorly with a cold that made me feel completely zoned out, then Josie got something on the Tuesday night and we came home on Wednesday. None of the rest of us ever got whatever Josie had so i’m more and more inclined to think it was either the coconut in the cake, or snot, or a virus that just happened to make her throw up. Like the last time she did lots of throwing up, it was wildly inconsistent and she was sick on Friday, more than 48 hours after the previous bout which was on Wednesday night. Funny child. Maddy is just the same though, vomit as a reaction to everything, and so is Max. But who knows? At least none of the rest of us got it, so i don’t feel bad for deciding not to hole the other girls up, just sorry we left.
Can’t remember the rest of the week really, i worked all day on Saturday (trying to get everything done that needed doing and mostly succeeding, in among ballet lessons and bits of shopping.) Then on Sunday we took off to the coast for the day, bought kites and spent our customary windy and chilly ‘first sunny day in March’ afternoon on Old Hunstanton beach. It was a pleasant way to spend Mother’s Day, which i found an awful lot harder to cope with than last year and would have been thoroughly maudlin and miserable at home. Kite flying was a great success, though i forgot my camera and my Blackberry camera was full of fluff. I also got breakfast in bed and a pile of books by Elizabeth Chadwick, my latest favourite author of historical novels. Have decided i need a project, so am going to start creating a Powerpoint file of English history with World history slotted in alongside it as i read new things.
Had tea at home and Back to the Future II as a family film (which they seemed to follow!) and then more Mrs Frisby. So loving that book!
Monday was a good home ed day first thing; everyone did what they needed to do and Fran enjoyed the trial lesson of Meleto maths; if nothing else it showed her that she is more than capable of doing the year 5 work, something that seemed to be worrying her a while back and was one of the things that made her wonder if she ought to go to school. She liked the trial anyway, so we may well sign her up for it as i’m getting to the end of my abilities to teach her (without serious thought!) and it might be helpful if she learns the ropes of something like that before it gets too tricky. Maddy and Amelie did lots of EC too, so everyone got plenty of desk time and computer time, plus some reading, some music and so on.
Still managed to get them over to Auntie Sue’s for 11am; they played and did some art and more music practice while i popped into work, then collected them to find them communing with Mini-Violet and LF. Nice to see them all having such a good relationship. Josie and Mini-Violet seem to be on friendlier terms too and shared a lap for a story.
Off to Jazz, some shopping and then quite a lot of playing of Mario Galaxy, which they are managing to pay very co-operatively and competitively at the same time and then rather a lot of downloaded Mario Kart N64 and Zelda. Max and i played Big Brain the other night for ages (after i injured myself with the Bongos! – (btw, anyone got a set of Bongos for the Gamecube they don’t want anymore?) and i thought it was lots of fun. I even beat Max a couple of times. Fran did more in 40 minutes on Zelda than Max managed in 2 hours!
Today i normalled everyone then went to work and they’ve done stuff with Max. Not sure what yet. LEA man coming on Friday.