We’re still a bit poorly here but things are warming up a bit 🙂
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I come down late again after a bad night with D. She was awake for 2 hours in the night because of her cold. The next 2 hours are a rush of putting food together for our morning out and getting dressed and breakfasted (the girls have art class on Tuesday mornings). D doesn’t feel well enough to go so J offers to look after her at home but she says she’d rather sit in the car with me. So she chooses a pile of books and I pack a few activities.
We set off in the car for art class but after 1 minute M says she feels sick! We deliberate for a few minutes as to whether to continue our journey but in the end I decide that because we’d be out of the house for 3 hours it wouldn’t be good for her to be feeling ropey for all that time.
The girls settle down to their screens: Endless Spanish for M on the iPad and Mario for D on the Nintendo. Then we watch Princess Bride. This was the film we were supposed to see at The Barbican yesterday. They both liked it – yessss!
We watch it again! There was a lot of explanations of phrases, jokes, immunity, gigantism and the whole plot.
I did some cleaning and D helped me mop the floors – she loves that job. She then did a few more stitches on her sampler. J goes out to work.
When the film finishes, M plays on Animal Crossing: we’ve learnt how to time travel so she goes back to Halloween, which she missed because we were out at my sister’s party. She has to figure out puzzles to win candy.
Spanish is definitely the theme of the day: D picks up words through Dora and M continues to play Endless Spanish. M is so pleased because she’s learnt about 15 new words and is deciphering the words she hasn’t learnt yet. She’s also learning the sounds of the Spanish alphabet. I invest (£9!) in an in-app purchase so she has more words to choose from.
We have to go out to the vet’s for Morris’ myxomatosis injection.
Back from the vets and I start to cook dinner. Morris is peeved and won’t communicate with any of us so M goes off to practice her Spanish. D wants to do her sewing but I can’t help her at the moment so she watches more Dora instead.
We’re back in the car again and on our way to Brownies. It is possible to walk there but it’s dark and wet so we drive. We discuss hurricanes and try to remember the different wind levels from our How the World Works book.
Back home again and D declares it’s wonderful for us to have some time alone together. Hilariously, she then puts Dora back on. I make her some Nutella on toast while she watches. We then watch My Little Pony together and D delightedly explains the plot as we watch.
Out in the car again to pick M up from Brownies. M is so excited because she’s got a new badge – World Traveler. She had to count to 10 in Spanish, make a passport and write a postcard. 🙂
It’s time for their bedtime stories – the day seemed to go so fast! D chooses to play Lumino City instead of having a story so we play together for 20 minutes and then I read Heidi to M. I leave D playing on her My Little Pony game, while M plays her current favourite card game: solitaire.
It is now 10:50 and the sausages are still awake! Time for us all to go to bed. 🙂