We are all still at various stages of illness and recovery, so we are having a quiet week. Yesterday, Suburban dad stayed at home and tried to rest a bit, get some work done and help with the children as much as he could, so we muddled through the day. In the morning, the two little ones still seemed to be quite unwell, and Rabbit fell asleep on the sofa soon after she got up. However, they both felt better after a little while and had a lovely time playing games with Supergirl (Scrabble and Marble Run and probably others as well, I can’t remember.) The big boys did some Maths and English, and played some Science games online. Owl played a BBC Schools game about Rocks which I suggested, and Monkey chose a game on BBC Bitesize.
Then I decided on a whim that it was time to do something with the lavender we picked in July. Last weekend it got moved to the hall when we were clearing out the Laundry room, and when I was tidying the hall yesterday I thought I should probably stop moving it from room to room and just use it instead. So I started stripping the lavender with the children and Supergirl came to help. Then the children wandered off and Supergirl and I finished the job. It was quite therapeutic.
Owl, Monkey and Tiddler made lavender bags, but Tiddler was not quite well enough to manage it, so he had a daddy cuddle instead. Maybe he can make one another day – there is plenty of lavender left.
In the afternoon, Monkey and I went with Supergirl to the local college so she could take a test and register for an EFL course. When we came back, the big boys did their Music practice, I did some knitting with Rabbit, and all three did Mathletics, Spellodrome and Bible reading. As promised, I made a pompom with Tiddler.
Monkey went to Beavers, and then I went out to my exercise class, thinking the children would be in bed by the time I got back, but they had been having far too much fun making chutney with daddy instead!
Today, we were all feeling a bit worse again, with more sickness from some of the children and also Supergirl in the night. So we had a quiet pottering around kind of day, trying not to be too noisy (and probably failing) as Supergirl tried to get some rest upstairs. The big three did Reading Eggs, and then I did some knitting with Rabbit. The big boys went upstairs to play with Lego and Tiddler did some puzzles, while I read a story to Rabbit from an old Octonauts magazine and then helped her to make a Snot Sea Cucumber and two Anemones. She is very proud of them!
In the afternoon, they all did some BBC Bitesize Science games together, and then the younger three watched CBeebies, while Owl read Maths for Martians: Galaxy Getaway.
Then Owl wrote his blogpost and the other three disappeared upstairs. Rabbit came down after a while and asked for some coins as they were playing fairies. I was a bit confused but made her some coins out of paper, which seemed quicker at that point than finding some, and also not a choking hazard. It turns out that Rabbit was the tooth fairy and Monkey and Tiddler were in bed. It was a nice quiet game! After that we all started to make some more pompoms, to be continued tomorrow.