today is my one chance of a lie in. But SB is up with the larks to go to ‘the big gig’ with guides. Its OK, i think, DH will get up. But no, i was needed to wave goodbye. I love SB and her big girl/little girl. She had a mountain of food to take with her, as the lead guider said they would need a lot. More than the 4 of us took to the olympics! She has been so excited about this
However, to go back. thurs was a home ed sports group day, then gym for bb and guides for sb, fri was wild place in the morning and then apparently their baths took up all afternoon! Home ed has happened, still ‘getting back into gear’ and I need to do a bit of nagging about the grade 4 music theory…
So today was a single child day, so having ‘persuaded’ BB that it wouldn’t all be about roblox and watching tv we got going with a game – we play games often, and board games are on our list of things to do weekly so we played giro galoppo twice, and she won fair and square
We had Alfie running about in the conservatory as well, nice and warm, some tasty things to eat on the floor [dandelion] and for 2 hours he was as happy as Larry Obv we kept picking him up,playing with him etc too…
Last weekend BB and I made some marbled ink card, and so we had a thought of what to do with them – matisse cut out bugs [my suggestion!] , planets, mosaic, draw directly on them… but we did plants. a made up solar system each where we may or may not choose to add rockets later
I saw her spelling book in the conservatory, and being v keen that we try and do a tiny bit of something reading related everyday cajoled her into starting. she found it easier than she had anticipated, so hopefully will be fine starting next time. she is quite worried always about whether she will be able to do something, so consequently we haven’t been pushing, but feel she needs to move forwards and over this now.
SO having decided it was after all easy, and she could do this, we had a pause outside in the sun. SHe bouncing and boinging on the trampoline, me putting alfie away and then helping take down the tent and then bimbling about.
having enjoyed the sun, BB then did some colouring of her new book of spacecraft, leading to an interesting discussion over the break up of USSR, the fact that the russian flag at the olympics was ‘all wrong’ for me but the anthem the same – i can sing it! and about cyrillic and then greek lettering.
BB decided that after all she DID want to make bath bombs [something declined in the morning] I had bought what looked like an industrial amount of bicarb and citric acid for the science cover and we followed this recipe. I think it worked ok – tho we may not have packed it in the mould quite enough – will turn out tomorrow and hope! we have made soap previously, so have some dyes and also essential oils from doing this. BB was v happy
Whilst we were finishing this, BB reminded me that one of the alternate things offered was making a cheese and onion pasty for tea – which she didn’t want to do. She wanted to make a brocolli quiche. SO we did that. I have ‘got the hang’ of flakey pastry now so BB was quite happy to do it. however, having made the pastry i found that our flan dish was broken some while back, so we had a much smaller dish and too much pastry! BB did a great job of assembling the quiche and it was in the oven, but declined to use the rest of the pastry, so i made a peach and custard tart with it for pudding. they were yummy
and finally BB was allowed to play on roblox. I am limiting it, because since she developed a ‘thing’ for it since cousins visited in summer, she has been losing her ability to entertain herself without it.
SB returned, having had a fabulous time at the Big Gig and very happy, and brought BB back a little teddy [she was ecstatic] we ate a late tea [quiche and jacket pot and then peach and custard tart] watching merlin on iplayer before scooting the girls off to bed. I have to say,. my SB has completely changed shape in the last year. I was looking at our canada pics seeing a girl starting to turn into a young woman, and today i see a young woman with the last vestiges of girl about her. She is a lovely, friendly, adorable young woman too and I am very proud of her. [except when it is bedtime, and she and BB turn the house into a screechy waily catfight zone - sigh!]
tomorrow is another day…