It’s week 36 of taking a photo every day for Project 365, and this week’s been back to lots of photo taking (well, except one day where I nearly forgot!). It’s helped the weather’s warmed up a bit, but I was a bit surprised by how many I’ve taken of N gardening! I don’t even like gardening, so where he’s got it from, I have no idea.
Sunday: We went to Bourton-on-the-Water for the day. It’s like a magical place, where the weather always seems to be sunny, especially for the crowds who turn up to check out the Cotswold town. After lunch N wanted an ice cream, but the only place that did sorbet only have lemon which he’s not keen on, so we had to have a lolly instead. Hardship!
Monday: after nursery we were pottering in the garden. Well, really I was there to check on my tomatoes. Next thing I knew, N had found his one mitten from the back room, and was weeding using his makeshift gardening glove. I’ve no idea where he’s got that from as I never use gloves for the very little gardening I do.
Tuesday: the day of panic. I bought a Nutribullet* a few week’s ago which I love. The only downside is that N always wants to try some, so I never get a full cup to myself. Tuesday I did my usual spinach, and fruit combo. N wanted a cup for himself, so I put a beaker on the side for him to drink, saying ‘you have to drink it in the kitchen’. I go outside, next thing I hear a scream and run in the patio doors to see N sitting on the floor having tripped over his scooter…moaning about the drink being spilt on his hand. Nevermind the load of slop and splashes all over the carpet in the back room. Cue panic at how to get spinach stains out of carpets.
Tips: vodka supposedly works. Or bicarb mixed to a paste with water or vinegar. I had some carpet cleaning mousse, and thankfully 2 lots of that, and leaving it overnight seemed to do the trick. Argh, to children not doing what you say and taking drinks into other places.
Wednesday: another evening outside, and N was back on the trampoline. I loved the way he lined his sandals up on the edge…and mostly he just ran round it like a nutter. Maybe that’s what I should do to get fit. It seriously exhausts me doing that.
Thursday: Didn’t realise my photo was so blurry, but I have a red tomato. Finally, after weeks and months of green tomatoes. Not only that, but another bunch is turning red too, so I shall have at least 7 red tomatoes. If the caterpillars don’t get them first.
Friday: N wanted to help with the watering. I have been quite slack about watering the flowers, so I was happy for N to dribble water from his watering can, while I watered the tomatoes. I love the ‘stompy’ awkward body on this photo.
Saturday: We did go to Moreton Show today, but I’ll do a separate post on that. This one was taken this morning. Now N’s in his final year of nursery school he gets homework. Well, learning phonics books to read with parents. I’m a tad concerned as I never learnt phonics and picked reading up quickly so I’ve no idea how I learnt back 30 odd years ago. Last night he had a meltdown and refused to look at the book with me so I thought that would be it for a while.
Instead this morning, after breakfast, he decided that he wanted to do some of his workbooks. Not the one from nursery, but the Parragon Books Gold Star summer workbook that he hasn’t want to do all summer (when I could remember where I’d put it!). So he sat and did 4 pages of that, got 4 gold stars. Then he made a card, and did lots of cutting up a sheet of paper. And finally wanted the playdoh out. Usually, he doesn’t want to do any rolling himself, but today he was using a pen as a rolling pin, cutting out shapes with cutters and ‘making biscuits’. So nice to see him trying to do things himself on the arty side, which usually he’s not that fussed about.
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