at least I’ve blogged!
I was grouchy. SB was waily, and BB was more ignored than she should have been.however, not all gloomy. I had a crap on call last night [in my defence!] and am panicking about job related angst.
Sb wanted to play a gaime where she was home educated – whatever! So we read more of the city through time, and also the apollo 13 mission – which she enjoys. It fell apart a bit on what should have been revision maths on subtracting over a 10 [ie 23-6]. we got out cuisinaire rods etc to give a picture, but much wailing ensued. I have been concerned over the summer that she hasn’t been doing as much maths as she could, and this got to me, as we had sorted this back in June. So we did a bit, with me showing her just how easy it was if she picture the right thing – ffs she could do this in her head before! [you can glimpse just how patiently gritted teeth I did this] Luckilly, I realised that having done a few, I should call it a day, as she wasn’t in a receptive mood, and lets face it, a gloweringly gritted teeth mother is not the best teacher in these situations. [BB asleep]
So we had lunch, and then listened to little toe. the crstals are growing well, so we had a look at those too. Sb is looking forward to working out their shape – as the leaflet comes with crstal shapes to identify.
SB is very forgiving, and we were on best terms again rapidly. we went outside and she did me shows, clambering all over the swings and climbing frame, but has recently decided she is afraid of heights. grrr to that thought being implanted into her head. she went to a fair with Nanny F and her cousin O, and didn’t want to carry on going up the helterskelter, after all , it was tall, and Nanny wasn’t going up it with her, and O would have skipped ahead, so I don’t blame her for coming down. I would have told her it was better for when she was bigger, and not said anything height related, but unforunately the deed was innocently done. Now it is a BIG THING. I am trying to ignore it, or say, well roof height is a bit tall, and hope she recovers – it has taken me years to combat a fear of heights such that I’m now not bad [though not brilliant]
where was I? oh yes, she harvested an apple for her and one for BB from our new trees – jolly good, and then romped through her explode the code with no murmer. We listened to that free horrible history romans while playdoughing. She liked the legions song! BB enjoyed playdoughing, but the 2 were making a fuss about who had which bit – so 2 screechy wailers – aarrgh.
Back outside and i caught some of the fish from one of the waterbuts [6 of them] and we have put them in a fishtank to bring inside and look at for a bit. no idea what kind of fish they are. must have come from eggs on the oxygenating plants – any clues anyone? at least 10 still left in the waterbut. [we had loads of oxygenators, so put some in the waterbut as Bob flowerdew said a good idea. he also has goldfish in his too, so maybe fish not a bad idea either] BB was enthralled by them, and is very good at shrieking fish. SB also interested.
Chris came back with new bit of downpipe, so we all took turns tlaking into it, and listening. SB mostly as a dinosaur. BB giggling. We then ran around wildly for a bit and played simon says to release steam.
that was most of the day really. not brilliant mothering, but OK I guess.