Joining in with TheBoyAndMe and her linky 365 Project A Photo A Day, Every Day, For A Year! Project 365 2015 Week 3 Days 11-17.
Sunday 11th January – Day 11
If you’ve read my #CountryKids post this week you’ll recognise this photo. It just shouts happy and free to me. I know the focus isn’t great but I don’t care – it’s all about that face! We got Monkey some new boots and went for a quick walk before heading home.
Monday 12th January – Day 12
A bit of sticker time after breakfast before the school day began. I had a check up at the dentist, all ok thankfully, and back in 4 months time. Then it was on to my sewing lesson with my sewing machine. Using sewing pattern for the first time, scary stuff!!
For some reason Monkey wouldn’t settle at bedtime – going to have a grumpy boy. tomorrow
Tuesday 13th January – Day 13
That yawn sums up the day. The back to school routine has kicked in, back to lots of grumpiness. We went to swimming start from school with a rather reluctant Monkey. There were quite a few new starters so the group is now quite large – not ideal for Monkey.
Wednesday 14th January – Day 14
I had my Jado Chi session in the morning, I’m actually remembering moves and find it really relaxing. Monkey’s passport expires next month, we’re off to Spain in June so we need to get it renewed. So off we went to the local camera shop to have his photo taken. With much bribery and a very patient photographer we ended up with a photo which I really don’t want to look at for the next 5 years, but it should do the job. Let’s just say we didn’t need to worry about Monkey smiling! I did a bit more of my latest cross stitch project that my blogging Secret Santa sent me. I’ve been updating my progress each day I’ve stitched on Instagram.
We’d arranged for Monkey’s best friend to come over after school and stay for tea. Both boys have been on a countdown since we arranged it last week. Monkey was up at 3.20am this morning! No it’s not play time yet! The boys had a lovely time helping me make pizzas and covering ice cream with sprinkles. But Monkey doesn’t do sharing, or letting someone play with something if he doesn’t want to play with it. So we had a meltdown and it was a sad end to what had been a lovely afternoon. His friend G was very good, but Monkey …….
Friday 16th January – Day 16
I got out in the garden for a bit and this sight always cheers me up – the first signs that Spring isn’t so far away. Got a few jobs done around the house and then picked monkey up from school. Cue huge meltdown when I provided the wrong snack. He was a nightmare, explosive temper and getting very physical. not pleasant and hard for me to control. Cancelled Skype session with Granny and Gramps.
When he finally calmed down he wanted to start his weekend homework. The kids now have a homework book with a task. This week it’s all about cutting skills and working out size comparisons. Monkey can’t decide whether he wants to cut with his left hand with left-handed scissors or with his right with right-handed scissors! But he enjoyed the task and cheered up a bit.
I was exhausted by the time I got him to bed and was tempted to skip swimming and hit the wine instead. But, I was good, went to the lesson and floated on my back and front without any assistance. It was a great lesson and I felt so much better for going. Cue drink when I got home to celebrate!
Saturday 17th January – Day 17
Mummy it’s snowed! Then he got into bed with me so I knew it couldn’t have been that much to look at. 1 millimetre – no snowman building here. I’m trying to make Saturdays a chill out day as Monkey seems to be struggling after school during the week. So this apparently translates to staying in pj’s for as long as possible. But he’s happy and running around organising school dinners for the next week and I’ve been employed as a teacher. That’s our role play sorted for today then. One cheesy grin for all.
Lunch and then homework – working on fine motor skills with some cutting out. It would appear that my leftie prefers to use right-handed scissors and cut with his right hand. I can’t begin to understand how he could do that. But hopefully it will mean he’s be more flexible than his left hand for everything mother! Then size sorting – easy Mummy. I fear that every week is not going to be quite so easy.