On Sunday Dani and the kids went up to the park and enjoyed the sun. Monday was MMs for me and Leo, Kids’ Club for P (they finished the puppet show) and work for Dani. I also popped to town to do some secret things. Leo went to the grandmothers' and looked at frogspawn and delivered local newsletters. Today has been another lovely day. This morning the kids both did some helpful stuff around the house – taking their stuff up to their bedrooms, and hoovering. After their Squeezebox sessions, the kids and I went to the park to hang out with other home edders.
Leo is currently reading his way through the Horrid Henry books, watching it on TV, and making related posters. I don’t like it – sexist nonsense based on constant confrontation between adults and children – but he’s enjoying it. He’s also drawing lots and doing various Doctor Who stuff. He illustrated to me how confident he is with the number system today - reading six digit numbers as we watched something about money on tv.
Pearlie is doing lots of Kakuro and playing draughts and Othello. She beats me fairly consistently but I don’t mind losing – legacy of being youngest of four, perhaps? She is also following Comic Relief does Fame Academy. She's also back on Club Penguin quite a lot, and playing her Map Detectives Urban Mystery pc game.
Pearlie and I - and I suspect Dani too – have colds. This is because I boasted about having had a relatively disease free Winter.
I have been pondering the purpose of this blog. As the kids get older I find it more awkward to blog their stuff – it feels a bit silly when they could put it on their own blogs. But, just now I think it will remain a mix of news and thinking. Will try to avoid the long lists of groups – as I get bored writing it, so you must get bored reading it!
Anyway, I have P’s permission to share this Haiku that she wrote recently, when we spent a morning thinking about moles. I thought it was great.
Mole Haiku. By Pearlie.
Moles, burrowing deep.
Slow, long, hard work, and for what?
A warm burrow. Sleep.