*Managed to get all 3 children through music practise without any tears and all with considerable improvement.
*Managed to coax Fran through a history question that was producing tears; she’s not the best at unscrambling problems and HATES reading back to find comprehension answers, so a “put the dates with the statements” type question is her idea of hell. Funny really, for a girl who will do Sudoku for hours; eventually managed to persuade her that putting in the dates first, then making sense of the statements and just a quick check, would work. We had more tears, a handwriting/presentation tantrum and then she did it.
*Listened to Amelie read.
*Made sure Maddy read.
*All did some handwriting.
*Fran started the GP Science book.
*I read Junior History to Maddy, Amelie and Josie while Fran read War Horse. Lots on artefacts, using evidence to make guesses and then on to dinosaurs.
I also managed 2 hours at work, collected a hire car, took my second attempt at a letter to the post, made stew, tidied up a bit and negotiated my way round the gym run without enough seats in a hire car. Was quite impressed with myself really.