We do seem to be spending a lot of time at home at the moment, but in fact all we’re missing from our usual routine is our Tuesday mornings out at M’s art class.
On the way to Brownies I probed the girls as to how they were finding home ed at the moment: is there anything they would like to change, are they happy, would they like to go out more/stay in more etc…? M decided she would like to try the pottery class again – we finished it a year or two ago, mainly because D had had enough and M didn’t want to go without her. I think she’s so used to doing activities without D that this is no longer an issue though. She also commented that she doesn’t have a best friend but when I asked her if she’d like to meet more people she said she was happy with the friends she has. 🙂
D on the other hand has a best friend (also D) and they are like peas in a pod. She also told me she is happy with the friends she has and added that she would rather never go out again. Hmm. That one isn’t really possible since M now loves new experiences and going out. The difficulties of balancing two differing needs.
Currently, D is totally absorbed in all manner of Stampy YouTube videos. Thanks to a lovely commenter on my Facebook page, we have discovered Stampy’s Quest to Kill the Ender Dragon – D has now watched all 24 videos and has continued with the other following quests. She has also watched Stampy’s Wonder Quest channel which we found out about from a commenter on my previous post (thank you!).
Today D has not moved from the position above and she is in seventh heaven. J was flummoxed as to why she wouldn’t play with him in the garden (the weather was gorgeous today) but she was adamant that she wanted to continue soaking up Stampy videos. She was utterly miserable yesterday after being dragged out to Woodcraft Folk so it was nice to see her feeling happy and comfortable in herself.
It was tough for her yesterday – she had to come with us to the class but she was pretty much upset the whole time until the class finished and she could play with her friends without being ‘bossed about’. I brought her books to read and her iPad to play on but nothing really soothed her.
Meanwhile, M is LOVING her two classes (Brownies and Woodcraft Folk) – she really gets a lot out of them. We’re still playing a lot of Minecraft on our iPads together and she’s also been creating a few things with some Washi Tape she bought this week, including this teeny tiny chair!
Preparations are under way for family visitors in a few days, we’re very excited!