… in the fact that once you have time for your children, they aren’t too bothered about having time for you! I’m pretty much on top of things now, so i’m finally getting time to get ahead (almost) and certainly have time to “do” things – and so they’ve all got addicted to PlayMobil and haven’t wanted to look at me at all. In fact, they’ve had days this week with 3 adults on tap and we’ve had to beg for their attention!
I did a busy day at work yesterday and got lots of stupid jobs done, like filling in credit forms, sorting out images for window decals for the unit and a variety of other bits and bobs. Feeling very pleased to have paid all the stock bills, rent, loan, wages, postage costs, site work costs and put aside VAT and tax with a whole 4 days of the month left and some in hand. It has been a really tight month, so it is good to have managed it without too much juggling. If i could manage to have a decent last 4 days (but i’m not holding my breath) then it would end well. We are going to get absolutely down to the last day to see if we manage to hit £200k turnover for the year, so this weekend is absolute make or break. Then the books go off to the accountant and after that it should be time to go Limited.
I’ve been working really hard on search engine stuff for BM, because the PM gets a lot of work done on it next week and then i will want to give it plenty of attention and let BM tick over for a while. I’m managing to be quite disciplined about consistent work, which is good.
Last night Max and i went out for dinner, which was also great but as i’d worked in the day yesterday i was determined the kids were going to talk to me today, even if it did drag them away from their game. We actually had lots of fun; S did a lot of clock work with Maddy and Amelie, from worksheets to work with a clock to time telling snap and Fran and i did the division questions on Meleto. She still really likes that, though i can’t say it is much of a stretch for her, she just seems to be so quick at mental maths. She’s certainly quicker than me, because i just can’t hold numbers in my head at all. In fact, i signed myself up to the highest level of the adult classes (probably only GSCE level at most) today because i think i’m going to need to familiarise myself with some of what she’ll be doing quite soon. I can’t decide if that is dedicated of me or slightly ridiculous?
After that she and i looked at some EC Science and i moved her on to Yr 6 as apparently Yr 5 was boring. Various stuff about forces and states on that so she enjoyed it. Then she went and read to Fiver, having cleaned him out. She’s on Chp 14 of HP1 now and has loved it 🙂
Maddy and Amelie did the clock stuff and then read together with S. Maddy is confident enough to read Amelia Bedilia stories out loud now, so Amelie enjoyed listening. Must find a set of books to suit Ams actually, she needs me to give her more input on that. We had lunch and then we all played French Lotto together and after that i had to let them go back to their game.
Josie got an Penguin enclosure for PlayMobil as a little treat (all the others had some new clothes and Maddy is officially thrilled with the shipment of blue from Pumpkin Patch) and so her penguin addiction has got even more fuel added to it now! She has played PlayMobil even more thoroughly than the others; i think yesterday and today she did several 2-3 hour stints on her own, just chatting away to herself. However today she flagged a bit and so she and i curled up and watched March of the Penguins. She did keep asking when the penguins would start talking 🙂 but she still liked it. So did i, though the cracked frozen egg was a bit sad and so was the mummy penguin driven to steal another chick after hers died 🙁 Poor pinguinos 😥
Such was my children’s’ lack of interest in me in the afternoon that i cleared out under my bed and then spent a long time playing with samples of a new product. I like it very much 🙂 Yum yum fun.
Kids will be away for the weekend as Max and i have to stock take. Is there something very wrong with me if i say i am quite looking forward to doing that?