This week’s been a big one. Not only for us, but also for all of those other parents with children starting school. Yep, N is now a ‘school boy’ as he keeps telling me. Here’s week 36 of my Project 365, a photo a day.
On Sunday, N surprised me by getting out our Uno pack. He’s not one for playing games, but Uno seems to have got him interested. We played several games, with him winning 3 out of the 4 (with a tiny bit of me talking him through it), but it was great to see him getting to grips with how it works. One game, he got dealt these 7 cards all in order. Spooky.
On the bank holiday we didn’t have any plans, and got round to catching up with his best nursery school best friend. They had a great time playing together, until N got stroppy at lunch because he didn’t want to sit next to his friend (or anyone else). He’s all of a sudden started doing that, getting wound up if people ‘copy’ him (ie choose what he’s choosing, even if they chose first), or follow him round (ie wanting to play with him) etc. It’s driving me mad, but hopefully it’s just a phase.
Tuesday we spent a lovely day with N’s friend from his day nursery. They’ll be going to different schools, but hopefully we’ll stay in touch and they’ll still be happy to have playdates together. We headed to Stratford-upon-Avon to the MAD museum, which is the Mechanical Art & Design museum. It’s a great little place with so many displays. I loved this one which had one part which smoothed out the sand, and the other which wrote the message.
Wednesday arrived and it was N’s first day at school. He loves his PE bag so much, he didn’t want to leave it at school for the week. I had to virtually wrestle it back off him to leave it on his peg!
On Thursday, N was straight up in the morning, had his breakfast and go dressed in his uniform. Then he got out paper and pens and started drawing people. The whole family were there, although then I was instructed to draw the clothes on them. I did ‘mine’ and the rest were left plain. N’s drawings do make me laugh – his people are still just the head, legs, hair, face and occasionally arms. No body.
On Friday, I came home from work to see this fabulous box of baking goodies from Home Bargains for a blogger baking challenge. I’m a little apprehensive of the challenge, but hey, it means more cake!
Saturday I’d planned that we’d be going on our annual trip to a nearby country/farming show. But the weather was looking a bit dubious, the OH was moaning about a headache, adn N wanted to go out on the farm with his dad. I spent the morning clearing out all my book shelves, but for a break I got out my camera to take some macro photos and experiment with different backgrounds for flowers. I’m not looking forward to the flowers in the garden fading as autumn comes – we don’t have that many, but they’re really cheery to see out of the windows.