Tuesday, 26 July 2011
In Other News
Grandma took the big Smalls swimming today, she arrived first thing armed with a new stars and stripes tankini for S, but the pool timetable was messed up for summer holidays, no one told them as they paid their money and entered the water so, after only a short while in the pool, they were forced to complain and organise a refund. They only swam for 20 minutes or so. How hard would it have been to say when they arrived? Whilst they were out I filled up the new furniture.
Big Small has today finished the circus reading scheme, she was saddened at the librarians underwhelming response. I think they were a little embarrassed. I explained to her as we walked home that really the scheme is designed for people who need incentives to read 6 books in 6 weeks and not for a 6 year old who generally reads 6 books a day. The DVD vouchers were not ready and S was sad not to have one. I think had I not told the librarians that our home ed friends in other parts of the country had already finished that they might of said we needed to wait! We tried out S's new nail transfers when we arrived home, they lasted under 5 minutes.
A second act of kindness today, a bag of paper aeroplanes were waiting for us on the doormat! S was really thrilled and intrigued that the one she said wouldn't possibly fly flew the best.
Despite two or three random acts of aggression from Middle Smalls overall today has been pretty cool. We have had friends over to play, they played shops, on barbie website, made a cool railway; messed around in the garden.
Using the cool question function on facebook I asked our local group if they go out with their children everyday. The response is surprising and the Nos are well in the lead. In comparison to our home ed friends we go out, definitely, more than average but in contrast to S&E's schooled peers whose life's are a whirl of daily extra circular activities the amount of time we spend at home would definitely be seen as boring. Just as we were getting ready for bed this evening a hot air balloon flew over, with all these paper planes we will need air traffic control in the garden soon, the boys were not quick enough to see it so S drew them a lovely picture of it. She has expressed a desire to neaten up her handwriting.