We’ve just been down to the PO with all our cards. I asked whether it was 2nd or 1st class now for Christmas, to be told that it was 1st class yesterday! I’m late every year. A slow learner!
Lots of interesting posts on the Deuteronomy site at the moment on the necessity of teaching phonics for reading, and the failure to do so resulting in this ridiculous blanket labelling of so many as dyslexic. Still feel that earlier is not necessarily better for boys though. After Christmas I think I might start Benjamin on 5 mins a day and see how he goes.
Isaac does seem to be doing better with a bit of extra attention. I’ve also been working on making sure B and I respond 1st time when asked to do something. It’s too easy when busy with Joel to walk past and give instructions and then not follow up if they don’t respond. Then they learn to ignore me until I come back and start nagging/ insisting/despairing (depending on my mood) and it all goes downhill from there! But I know all of this – why is it so hard to actually do it??!!
Yesterday Benjamin opened the car door onto a neighboring very shiny and well ca
red for black car leaving a white scratch on it. After a bit of an inward battle I left a note for them confessing , and envisaging getting a bill for repainting the whole door. When we arrived home he phoned and very kindly said it wasn’t a big scratch and he could sort it out himself.Much relief!
I took the Prairie through a car wash last week, as it seemed to have turned pale green with the amount of moss and other stuff growing on it. I had never done a car wash before. Felt very reckless! A bit of an improvement, but needs a bit more elbow grease really.
The boys are just discovering sliding downstairs on their duvets ( sledging). Lots of giggles coming from the hall……
Oh, and one other thing worth reporting.Matt has cleared out 2 car loads of rubbish from the cellar and shop for me to take to the tip!!! I think this may stem from a brief conversation we had on finding a space for a Hornby railway when the boys are older….