We’ve got documentaries coming out of our ears at the moment – the girls are actually asking for them to be put on! This hasn’t happened before, ever. As I’ve mentioned before, D loves the ‘Colour: The Spectrum of Science‘ programme and now M loves a new one I put on the other night on Netflix – ‘Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace: Hampton Court’. She seems fascinated by the goings on of Henry VIII. We also watched ‘Secrets of the Tower of London‘ and two episodes of the ‘Britain’s Outlaws‘ series. There have been so many questions, from M in particular, and no anger issues at all! We tried ‘Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity‘ too but that was a no-go: it didn’t pull any of us in unfortunately.
The girls have been busy making a boat from a cardboard box – they’ve really worked hard together. They made oars to go with it, made a shelf for a little treasure chest and designed a flower motif on the base of the boat. They then drew the same flower design with Sharpies on some plain white t-shirts. Altogether a gorgeous little team project!
No Curious Minds today: D didn’t want to go. It was quite hard for me to accept as I could see it was a beautiful wintry day out there; but we have an arrangement whereby we all get a turn to have ‘the final say’ as to whether we go out or not. So we stayed in and M finished off her Sequin Art, we watched Disney’s Christmas Carol (which was surprisingly true to the book); D did a bit of maths with Numberjacks and also made a card for her friend and both girls played on their boat.
We’ve had a busy happy few days really. D is much more relaxed now that I’m with her in the evenings; and J has promised her that she doesn’t have to join in at Judo, she can just watch M if she wants to. Giving her more control and comfort may well have done the job – I hope…