Life with four

is more or less happening. Cleaning is even more minimal than before (!) and we’ve only made it out of the house once this week so far (though not totally my fault as some time has been lost waiting for a door to be delivered, ).And the piles of baby clothes are still all over the floor waiting to be organised 2 weeks on….. But it’s actually being better than I was expecting it to be. Baby is being awake for longer now, but as long as she is fed at intervals she is happy in the sling. She slept in the pram for an hour over lunch time, but having re-read The Continuum Concept recently (Jean Liedloff)I want to keep her carried as much as possible.
I read to the boys for an hour or so this morning, and then played several games of pelmanism with Bee and JJ while Mip built a railway in the cellar. Then we all played snap and Bee played Tell Me with me while I put tea together. Bee did some alphabet dot-to-dots and JJ some puzzles and Bee carried on learning the basics of chess with Matt in the evening. They’re working through a book I picked up in a charity shop. Matt tried for a while to put Bee off but Bee was very insistent . He’s learned draughts, naughts and crosses, and nine men’s morris (the idea for that taken from Peterborough museum, and then made at home after finding instructions on Wikipedia).

So ,as you can tell Bee is very into games at the moment. But I felt fairly encouraged by the end of the day that it is going to be possible to do things with the boys still with a baby in tow. Just need to work on actually getting out of the house…….

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