I don’t know if it’s because the wobbly teeth are finally out or because we finally struck gold with a class that D likes or what, but things are definitely on the up!
On Wednesday evening we went to a new (for us, apparently it’s 90-odd years old but I’ve never heard of it!) class called Woodcraft Folk. The premise is letting children be children and being close to nature so they do a lot of camping and stuff but in the main they do a weekly class in a church hall near us where they play games, sing songs and generally run around having fun.
Initially D wanted to sit on my knee at the back of the room and just watch but after 10 minutes she actually asked to join in!! D? Joining in a competitive game with a load of strangers?! Whaaat?? She had a minor upset midway through and we had a quiet few minutes in an adjacent room and then she felt ready to join the group again. M really loved the class too. We found it a little hard to understand all the new games (particularly as the noise level was so high) but she didn’t panic and gamely joined in too.
It was all good!
The sausages have been watching My Little Pony Season 5 for the first time over the last few days. I have to say there is less passion about it than before but D did several spin-off activities: like arranging all her ponies on a shelf I cleared for her in the lounge; making each pony their own ‘element’ to wear; and getting me to make a big Tirek puppet so that she could put on a MLP ‘season 6’ show about the ponies beating him. 😀
M has been busy doing various crafts like decoupage and making Minions out of the Kinder Egg plastic containers. Today they both spent hours remaking M’s Frozen Lego castle upstairs, meaning I could have a sit down and do some cross stitch and watch some telly!! They have also both made bracelets using some old beads of theirs. D did one with the name of her alter-ego, Dordy. Dordy is hilarious but a bit naughty.
D also spent a long time arranging her bunnies and making more Lego thrones today. There is a whole line of royal rabbits living in D-Land now.
M has spent a fair amount of time on Minecraft, finishing off her ‘cruck’ peasant house for her Castles and Cannons course. Together we learnt how to make a fireplace (that didn’t set the whole house alight) and added other peasant ‘essentials’ like a table, herbs, straw bed and woolen blanket.
M has also done work with me towards her Interior Designer Brownie badge – she desperately needs shelving in her bedroom so we looked at what we could fit where and how big each shelf would need to be. It involved quite a bit of measuring and quite a few tears on M’s part. She still gets very tearful and angry if she doesn’t understand something immediately but luckily it doesn’t last too long and she can be pulled out of it with a bit of humour on my part.
Strangely, the sausages haven’t wanted to go out the last couple of days, even though the weather has been beautiful. We’ve been so busy indoors though, which is obviously what they both needed.