Posts tagged ‘painting’

February 25, 2011

Quite busy

Sorry about yesterday’s miserable nimby-ism. I needed to make a note of it somewhere but today I’ve given myself a poke in the eye and have some better things to share.

We bought Miss Amoo some Hama beads for her birthday and there has been Hama-ing on a daily basis here since last week on their own and with friends so it seems that new beads are required. Who knew that 3000 beads might not be enough? Another crafty gift from a friend which has had a lot of table time this week was a paint your own Money Monster so we have been in between paint and tiny weeny beads which is a bit messy.

So we have been out in search of more beads and after visiting our two favourite shops and a toy shop we came home with some good finds.

More beads

Stripy cotton jersey fabric from the remnant rail for a nightie for Miss Froo whose current hand me down is giving her a heat rash at night (what is it with my kids and nightwear at the moment?) and a useful little ruler cutter with its own little mat from the charity shop for only 75p!

The friendly man was behind the till at the charity shop again today and wished Miss Amoo happy birthday plus a week (he has a good memory) but the ladies in the fabric shop were a bit fraught after having to tidy up after a day’s worth of kids faffing with everything they could lay their (reportedly) grubby hands on. In WHSmith we overheard a couple of mummies complaining that they couldn’t wait til Monday to get the little terrors back to school and how stressful the week had been. Then we heard the same kind thing in the precinct combined with people arguing with their children.

Before the holiday I heard people talking about children being absolutely exhausted and really needing the half term break to come sooner. Now half the population seems to be unhappy that they have half term at all. Has no-one put two and two together and thought that perhaps shutting the little people away from society five days a week, forty odd weeks a year doesn’t actually get them used to society or allow society to get used to them? Or that having to sit still for several hours a day and do things you aren’t interested in for six weeks or so might not be the best lead in to a happy relaxing break?

The world has gone mad.

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December 19, 2009

Knitting and listening; painting and eating.

My girls love painting and Amelia is experimenting with techniques like blowing paint with straws

They create amid this mess

We have just finished dinner and the plates are cleared but for some reason the pot always stays on the table.

One of the things I love about home education is that there is no fixed time of day for doing anything. If they want to paint at 8pm that is ok. When Amelia first left school she painted or drew something before she had even had breakfast. She doesn’t still do it quite so predictably but the urge to paint or draw has not left her.

I knitted two matching booties! The first one was finished whilst listening to Holby City on BBCiPlayer at midnight and I even unravelled the whole ball of wool managed to find the place in the ball of wool where the colours came out in the same sequence as they did in the first bootie. The second one was finished while listening to Dani’s House and The Worst Witch on the sofa with the girls on Wednesday afternoon.

Tiny things for tiny people set my dh off on how another baby would be lovely so I got them out of the house quickly. They have been safely delivered now and I haven’t had the camera at home for days so no pictures.

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