Ok in exactly one week Tiger will be six-six!!!!! Wow I remember when he was absolutely tiny, 5 1/2 pounds….time is flying…..It was Grandad Pete’s birthday today which we celebrated with cake and candles as well as cards and some pressies.
This morning we went to the scrap store in B’ham but they didn’t have plastic bottle tops so I’ll have to try and get over the scrapstore in Worcester.
We (dh and I) met up with a couple of HEers at the art gallery and talked with their education officer who is going to put together an intro to the art gallery day which we will then hopefully follow up with workshops and stuff. So all in all good!
Otherwise we’ve been up to bridge building and finding out a it about some, playing in the snow, making cakes (with aunty Sarah), writing note, lots of drawing, making paper, building with knex, building with Lego, stitching, lacing, bits of story of the world, Singapore maths, reading, reading, watching DVDs with popcorn, walks, soft play, playing emergencies, dressing up, making jigsaws, playing games……
It seems that this time of year gets me thinking so I’m off to consider autonomous education; pushing things like maths isn’t working and I just don’t want to push however I want the basic skills to be there how do you get that to work? Tiger is well aware of the need for maths-paleontologists need to be able to use maths, change, working out how much carpet you need etc etc but he still doesn’t enjoy it-which I find hard because I love maths!
I think that we need to get out more, a lot more and that this should be more of our daily lives. I also want dh to be more involved, not that he’s not involved in the boys because he is, and they love him and doing stuff with him but after a week at weekends it often feels to me that the weekend is filled with a walk, swimming and a whole heap of TV and video games and I’d like more….well stuff to think about….