Hettie has had a rubbish HE day. Maths was a huge struggle today with much umming and aahing over 2x3 and so on. Her reading was slow and faltering, and generally got herself in a right old muddle. Thought I would carry on reading the Railway Children but she kept day dreaming and I had to re-read most of what I had just read. So after struggling through copying 4 short sentences for her main lesson - which we discovered she had written with the book upside down - we moved onto Leonardo Da Vinci and finished building his flying machine. Well I did really while she carried on day dreaming.
I de-registered Issy from school today and so she finishes on Thursday. This is obviously an added anxiety for her even though she wants to be at home. She also has a show lined up and her first Brownie camp, so as I commented to someone else recently about their son, she has got a lot on her plate at the moment. Although she overheard a mum asking me how her 'therapy' was going and later remarked 'Cool, I'm in therapy just like children on tv' - we really have to cut back on c**p tv. I relented on the theatre bits and helped her put them all in a box ready to put up Thursday evening for a show before we go away. Hettie said 'mum, its a bad week, don't stress'. Ok I thought don't stress, had a long bath, got in my pjs, mildly threatened Issy about going to sleep and settled down to watch Waking the Dead.
Cue Dh - 'What are you watching?'
Me - 'Waking the Dead, I watch it every week'
Dh - 'I've seen this one'
Me - 'No you haven't, its a new series'
Dh - 'No its a repeat, I'll check the paper'
Me - 'You do that'
Dh - 'Says its a new series'
Me - 'I told you that'
Dh - 'Well looks like its a remake of something else'
Me - 'Aren't you practising your guitar tonight?'
Dh - 'No I thought I'd watch this with you'
Cue Issy back downstairs - 'I can't go to sleep'
Cue Hettie back downstairs - 'Can I get a drink'
Dh - 'I'm sure I've seen this one'
Ok, Ok I snapped and shouted again!! Good job I love 'em.