The morning was spent feeling very lacklustre. The children seemed happy to just do nothing, so that's exactly what they did. The wii was played by Joe, Callum spent most his time on the laptop, Tiegan flitted from laptop to reading, and Chelsea showered, styled hair and did her make up. Not the most "educational" of activities to blog about, but as I'm challenging myself to blog daily I shall be sharing the highs and the inevitable lows.
I spent far too much time on the computer, something which I have tried to stop. It's so easy to get carried away with life online whilst cuddling a little bundle. Before I knew it, it was lunch time and I was ashamed of myself. I was determined to try to claw back *something* from the afternoon, so went on the hunt for my enthusiasm during lunch.
I remembered a human body kit that Tiegan had chosen to buy with some money she had for Christmas/Birthday.
She had bought it cheaply from TKMax, and then forgotten all about it. I didn't really know what it would contain, but was pleasantly surprised, although I don't think it would have been worth the full retail price. Inside the box were a couple of puzzles, a plastic skeleton to put together, and some transparent sheets which were very informative and much liked by the children. Do you want to see pictures? Oh, ok then just 'cos it's you....
Callum and Tiegan both really liked it...
The skeleton was a bit of a piggy to put together though - one of those where you fit one piece in and another falls off. Frustrated they asked big sis to help - then I was required to finish it off. I'm happy to say that after lots of limb losses, Elvis is now fully fitted together and safely placed in our glass cabinet.
I wasn't overly impressed by the "manual" it contained. Very simple in parts, but no-explanations in others. Still I guess it gave us a starting point, and now we will look at expanding our knowledge base with a lapbook and project.
Whilst we were waiting for daddy to return home from work, we managed to fit in a quick family reading session. Tiegan continued with a chapter from The Rain Princess, Joseph read from the Young Samurai, and I read aloud a few chapters from Kings and Things and a chapter of Our Island Story.
So all in all, it hasn't been a completely waste of a day. At least two members of the household were able to summon up smiles - I'll share them with you in the hope that they raise the corners of your mouth too :o)
Awwww, that's better :))