Today, D has been drawing her ‘motions’ (emotions) after being inspired by Inside Out. First of all she drew Joy, Sadness and Anger (but no Disgust or Fear as she didn’t like them!) but then scrapped that and drew a new picture with just Joy because she “just feels so happy at the moment”. That was lovely to hear given how highly strung she’s been recently. I didn’t take a picture of it but she also drew her three favourite ‘islands’: Family; Christmas; and Goofball. All in all it was very cute! When D had finished drawing, we watched Inside Out again and M remarked how strange it is that they only show 5 emotions. After a quick Google, I found an article which describes these 5 as the primary emotions (a bit like the primary colours), which I then read to the girls. They seemed to understand but no doubt they’re taking a bit of time to process it as it was fairly complex!
I noticed today how there is such a difference in M’s attitude towards absorbing information: there is no sign of the panic/fear/anger/sadness that used to appear at a moment’s notice. Now she just listens and asks questions if she needs to. Today, she finished learning Silent Night on the piano – I was amazed that all mistakes were met with giggles instead of rage! She did have a few moments of frustration (she is after all, human) but she kept herself in-check. Why? Because the bunnies were sleeping next to the piano and she didn’t want to disturb them, ha ha. Every home should have a bunny. 🙂
J took the girls out last night to see all the London Christmas lights, along with his Mum and nephew. They had a look at some shop displays, went up the Shard and finished off with some pancakes. I was in two minds whether to go with them or not but in the end I decided I was in great need of some alone time!