We’ve possibly been having a mini-half term here – we’ll probably have one next week too, so perhaps we’re a private school 😉
Yesterday we had S and P here for the day; all the kids did some stuff round the table in the morning, some mathletics and mine did music and they played for the rest of the day, mostly with Biscuit, the new rabbit and also rehearsing a dance they want to enter a talent show with. There had been a greater plan but I had woken up from a night of nightmares and was a bit slow getting started and had also forgotten a rep and a doctor visit, which took chunks out of the day. But they seemed to play happily for most of it, so it was enjoyable.
That was one thing to be pleased about; I didn’t do a good job of engaging, but I did manage to have 6 kids here and get them to do something minimally meaningful and have fun. Expanding my borders into new territories again.
The girls all had health checks at our new surgery and passed, except for Amelie who is in the grip of an asthma/eczema relapse; in fact she and Josie both need to reduce their milk intake again. Josie has been on Minadex for the last week after going very skinny and white since having Chicken Pox.
This morning we were looking at a bmi calculator; all the girls are in the healthy weight range but all in very different ways. Josie is ‘almost’ underweight, Amelie and Fran are mid range and Maddy closer to the top end. We had a good chat about the reasons for this (height, weight, age, muscle etc) and why it was fine to be anywhere on that range, manipulating it to look at how an inch or a kilo could change it dramatically. Lots to take note of and learn there with a bunch of girls of the ages they are.
Reasons to be cheerful Two: with my own weight and body image issues, which were well under way when I was 7-8, I think I can be really pleased to have 4 fit, healthy and active daughters.
Three: I wrapped the wire on a bead I bought the other week and did quite a good job; it’s a little glass acorn bead and I love it – it’s a slightly smaller ‘Freddie necklace’ to wear and I love it for more discreet memory wearing.
Finished knitting my blue rainbow square. Four.
Wrote a tutorial for making the Fimo Tree I did with the kids last week. That’s five.
Six. This is quite a biggy; I’ve got past (definitely) the ovulating part of this months cycle without peeing on a single ovulation stick. This was a major challenge this month, part of my ‘I will not obsess’ declaration. I did it. Unfortunately I’m not sure this will have been that good for our ttc attempts, but hey… what is? 🙄
Edited to add another. I submitted the ‘poem’ I wrote a month or so back to StillLife365 and it was published today. There is a link within the post to the very beautiful reading that Jess did of it too. Thank you both.
And lastly, something that just gave me a warm feeling; Jenn did this for us on the 15th October. I love it. I’m bowled over, again and again, by the kind, thoughtful and gentle things that people do to remind us that Freddie is not forgotten. People we know, people we don’t. Just so kind.