Actually it wasn’t that bad, just felt a bit hectic.
Got up, dressed, fed quick clean, built huge train track and we all played disasters, chuffing and thomas with gusto. Also Tiger fixed the train track with a bit of direction after Ot created a huge earthquake!
We were doing great, very calm until I phone to check mom was still coming and got an earbashing……long and short it was messy at hers, then the bus didn’t come so ended up getting her half way. At this point it started to become less calm however we got fed, toileted, out on time and arrived 10 mins early for Jo Jingles….I think We’ll try to get there a little bit later next week.
Jo Jingles had it’s ups and downs….ups Tiger was very excited and keen, confident with the children to a point, enjoyed the movement, remembered exactly which spot he sat on last time. The downs were that he got a bit over exuberant (mad racing during the train song, suicidal teddy throwing-he was meant to throw once but he wouldn’t stop! Running over to nanna, talking over Sarah and I had to take him outside to calm down and explain that if he didn’t try really hard to follow the instrucions and copy Sarah we’d have to leave.) That said, despite me sinking through the floor, I think it’s worth persevering with.
1. He enjoys it
2. It gets us out of the house
3. He enjoys seeing the other children
4. The coordination of actions, walking singing at the same time is something he finds challenging and would be a good thing to master….multitasking is good!
5. Singing in a group, I think, is a really lovely experience and this is the toddler equivalent.
6. Experience of a short period of structure of our choice.
After JJ we headed to pickup uncle from school, then to ‘The Asda’ where i was conned out of 5 hot wheels vehicles…..hoever i got him to choose 1 and hid the others for suitable moments.
We then headed to nannas for tea, stayed for a while, had a play, both had some mommy’s milk, then went to pick hubby up from School at about quarter to eight after governors.
Home, Cuddles, Tiger was fast asleep, more milk for Ot in front of Dalziel and Pascoe, bed, quick whispereed chat about our days…sleep!
Other highlights that I can remember are:
OT trying to build towers and Tiger reading 9 words (a, and, it, the, I, my, is, in, with)-especially fab ‘casue it was him who asked if he could learn to read words last week!!!!!