Sunday, 16 March 2008

Menu planning ....

Not mine of course, but Issy's. While I was at work she played on my computer, probably no work left on it, and made a menu and place mats. Technically we planned the menu together, actually I told her what I could rustle up.






When we got home and all flopped in front of Tv, dh was chuffed 'cos Hettie watched a whole Grand Prix race with him. She was laughing because I told her the first Grand Prix she watched with him she was about 4 or 5 weeks old and he rocked her in a baby chair all the way through it, the following year when she was just over a year old he made a track from her Happy Street and she whizzed cars round, and so on through the years until finally today she watched it! Doubt she'll last the season - I never do!

Anyway us girls were all a bit peckish so we scoffed left over Chinese at half past three, which meant we weren't hungry til late, and dh tutted for about an hour at us all. Still we whipped up Issy's menu. She proudly announced that she'd 'stirred' the salad and we all praised her on her excellent table laying skills. She also announced she thought she might manage to keep her bedroom tidier with a star reward chart. Now I can't tell you how many times I've tried a reward chart. In fact when my sister stayed with us for a few months even she resorted to a reward chart. None have worked, however now the motivation seems to be there I'll go and buy another one tomorrow. After reading Mrs D's last blog post I'm thinking its high time we had a little 'help around the house' schedule. I'll post it when I sort it out.

Issy made some beeswax models this week, a butterfly and a chick in a nest for the nature table which is on this weeks list of must do's.

We're going to be doing some Easter Work this week, specifically about Jesus after Hettie told me Easter was about rabbits. I patiently explained 'you learnt about this in school' and started to retell the story when she asked 'so where do bunnies come into it?'. Now I don't have any religious convictions one way or another but there is a limit! She groaned 'You're going to get the bible out aren't you' - Oh yes I certainly will be.

6 comments:

Tammy said...

Oh, Lisa....you are great! I just love reading your blog. :)

Dawn said...

Your daughter's menu is so cute. And good for you for teaching her what Easter's really all about.

ruth said...

We are doing both sides of Easter. I *think* rabbits are a symbol of the Pagan Ostara as a symbol of fertility and new life. Tho it was actually a hare:) As so Easter eggs.

Lisa said...

Thanks Ruth, I was discussing it today with some home ed mums and we thought it must be that!

Lisa x

Mary said...

How funny.

We do the "bunny" side of Easter up until a few days before Easter. Then we get serious about the true meaning of Easter and hype that up even more so than the bunny.

Thea said...

We'll be concentrating on the bunny this year lol, after spending 14yrs on the Jesus side and last year on none. So go bunny go lol, sorry hare..