That Maddy is a stop motion animation genius.
There are 700 photos in that clip, all taken on my iPhone with no help (and only a Lego built stand for it) and all the timing comes from her singing the song in her head as she did it. I put it into Windows Movie Maker for her (at extreme personal cost to my sanity) but she wants to redo it now to get it perfect 😆 I think it is amazing. Wait for the music to start, I have cried laughing watching it.
Amelie learned (again) that I can hear what violin practise she is doing and I am not an idiot.
Fran learned that leaving homework you don’t want to do to the last minute will not make it easier to do, that blazers don’t make it home alone and if left at school they will be significantly more lost by the next day. She also learned that if your parents have slept past their alarm and are still snoozing at 7.45am, there is a good chance you need to wake them up or you will be late to school. And that it is you who get yelled at about that, not them.
She also learned that being average at after school clubs when you work with people who are excellent, still translates into being fabulous and wowing people at school. So she discovered she was very fit in her PE GCSE class and much better than she thinks at sport and trampoline in general. And that schools like nice kids and will assimilate them and show them off at open evenings very quickly.
Maddy also learned that being clever is fun when a teacher in the physics lab at Fran’s new school (open evening) asked her if she knew how to build a circuit. She also discovered that a MASSHOOSIVE room full of iMacs might be fun at some point.
I learned that being 20 weeks pregnant is not a bad place to be and less scary than it was but it is amazing how new it can feel even on number 6. And got hit by an almost terrifying wave of love for this little person.
I learned that draft posts are a bad thing and not to be tolerated.
I also learned that I am not good at movie making, my laptop hates me and that if I am going to award ceremonies, I really should pay attention and get organisation. I am going to do that right after I blogged.
I remembered how much I love Hama Beads after doing the Celtic Hama Bead Kit I designed at history etc and finally got organised so we actually have read the associated chapters this time!
And I learned that buying the yarn for a project does sort of commit you to doing it, even if Deb doesn’t agree I have a stash of yarn at all. (I also met and hosted Deb, who I have known online for years. She is EXACTLY how she sounds in her blog, but with an accent!)