This is like blogging in the olden days. I’ve got time just to put ‘stuff’ up here. All the girls are at school, the boy has fallen asleep and I can just put up some photos of a nice weekend in the garden.
(Actually I’m having a frightened moment, I have no idea what to do with a quiet and nearly empty moment in the house. I’m blogging to offset panic).
A recovering Fran. Unfortunately her operation did not go particularly well and she’s needed a lot of time off, will probably need more surgery and is a bit mentally and physically battered. Big, big 🙁 🙁 🙁
It’s fair to say the Bene is at the busy end of the toddler spectrum. I know Fran was like this but it was less obvious with the others. Josie and Maddy were NOT in to everything, constantly finding pencils, strewing and destroying. He is/does. He’s a challenge, a lovely challenge but very much a challenge. Being out in the garden with water, sand and apparently a tennis racket works for him though. Thank goodness.
Josie is settling at school. She started on three days weeks and chose to move up to four day weeks last week. This week she is giving five a try so she can do her play. She has made friends, is enjoying the little bits of extra tuition they are giving her to assimilate her to their ways and bring her reading up to speed, since she was still teetering on the cusp, in the way of home ed 8 year olds, when she started school. Next year she is in a mixed yr3/4 class with the same teacher and room, which I think will be good for her. I like her school in every way (leaving aside random healthy snack rants) and think it is a good fit for her.
And again. I’m quite sure without the lovely Peterborough Gymnastics Club they go to now, she would not be doing that.
They spent Sunday providing the entertainment at a charity awareness day in the park. Fran is great already, but Amelie is becoming a very accomplished dancer.