Today was the kind of day where none of us felt much like doing work when we got up. C is just getting better after being sick for most of the last 2.5 weeks. I have a cold, and M is still catching up on sleep after a very active weekend (a 2 night snowed-in sleepover followed by a Valentine’s Day hot dog party at home with friends). I messed up the biscuits I was making for breakfast, and we were all griping at each other before we even sat down to eat. I thought this would turn out to be a day where I felt like we didn’t accomplish much but we ended up doing lots and having a lot of fun too. I have many things to add to my list of things done.
At breakfast, C asked if she could watch a Diego episode and even though I wanted us to get moving on schoolwork, I said yes, knowing M would want to watch too. One episode turned into 3 episodes, and I was feeling guilty about all the things we weren’t doing even though the girls were snuggled up together and happy.
Once I forced myself to turn off the TV, we played a few rounds of Cretaceous Seas Bingo, and I promised we’d watch National Geographic Sea Monsters, the video the game is based on, later in the week. Next, M and I played math tic tac toe to help learn the 2’s and 3’s times tables and she did a few math workbook pages. Much to my amazement C played quietly with our big bin of fabric scraps and some “jewels” that I think are meant to be used for floral arranging.
After M finished her handwriting assignment, she took some time to bounce around the house on her hop ball, and the girls played together until lunch.
Once C was in bed for her nap, M did an end-of-sentence punctuation worksheet, and we did the her next spelling lesson together. Then she asked for a writing game. I feel so indebeted to Peggy Kaye for increasing M’s confidence with writing. We played another game from Kaye’s wonderful Games for Writing. M rolled a di and then I started a sentence. She had to add as many words to the sentence as her roll indicated. Then it was my turn and she started a sentence for me. After our game, we read silently together and started a fun new book, Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage by Kaye Umansky.
M having some quiet time in her room before our outing with friends to see The Princess and the Frog at the local second run movie theater/pizza place.
When she woke up from her nap, C was very happy to see all the toys her sister had spread out in their room.