So D really knew what she was about on Wednesday (refusing to go out) and by Thursday she was ready to face the world again! We needed to go into Wimbledon to get some clothes and shoes for the girls and as I had planned to go to Morden Hall Park the day before, I tagged it onto the end of our shopping trip instead.
In the car I told the girls I would buy them a doughnut from Greggs if they wished, which delighted them both. D was asking why we had to pay for them so starting a dialogue on all the people, produce and services that go towards making a doughnut! M went further down the line of questioning and wondered why the government couldn’t pay all these people so we could get doughnuts for free. Smart girl. 😉
We whizzed around the shops (the sausages have no patience for shopping) and then drove over to Morden Hall Park. I had remembered to put their bikes in the boot, thinking that there are some good paths for D to practice on and M to get up some speed. As you can see by the picture below, I had no hope of keeping up with them…
It was really really lovely to be out in the sunshine, and I did feel rather smug that we were outside, and then sad for all the school kids that were inside on such a gorgeous day.
We’re now on week 2 of our nature curriculum and this week is all about mini-beasts. Urgh. I was planning to fail on this one as I’m not a lover of bugs. As we’re unschoolers, I’m actually following this curriculum for me, and if the sausages show an interest then they can join in too. So back to the bugs, actually I figured I didn’t do too badly on that front because we came across so many while doing the gardening: M spotted a few and asked what they were called so I happily named them for her and that’s about as far as I’m willing to go on that one!
We stopped for a minute or two so D could climb a log and M could run around in a field, then M spotted some fungi growing on a tree and remembered (from our Wimbledon Nature Club days, 2 years ago!!) that it only grows on dead trees.
We then headed over to the playground and had fun on the zip wire (including me!), tyre swings and tree climbing.
The sausages have been great friends lately, which is lovely as they’ve been getting on each other’s nerves for a long time! When we got back home, they both got stuck into playing on Minecraft together (either sharing the iPad, or one on the iPad and the other on the laptop). M has also been showing D how to play Super Mario Bros on her Nintendo and after a lot of tears, D finally made it to the end of level 1! There was much rejoicing. 😀
This morning D wanted to make her current favourite thing to eat: brownie in a mug. Sorry, no recipe link because it was copied from my sister’s ancient cookery book. It’s amazing though because it only takes a minute to cook in the microwave. D is getting very handy with a knife!
There has been more Minecraft (so much so, that Equestria Girls has only been played once. ONCE!!) and we also went out in the afternoon to our lovely social group, Curious Minds.
And so endeth another week!