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Tuesday 21st April
The school keep calling me and leaving me voicemails its getting embarrassing now as I am not intentionally dodging their phone calls I just never seem to have my phone with me when they ring (Darcy has taken a shine to my phone and keeps hiding it everywhere!) I really need to tell them that we are fine and practicing our own unorthodox homeschooling – this is so far me realising my printer has run out of inks, so unable to print the damn work sheets am setting them to work with various ‘observations of the spring garden’. When I asked Nancy to document the wildlife she could see, she simply replied with: ‘mum, I’d much rather sit in the sun with a lolly’ Screw it the girls a genius , she’s got this, who am I to argue!
Wednesday 22nd April
It was Joe’s turn to get woken up savagely by the baby – a biro to the eye casino style. Seriously how is she getting out of the cot??!!
Anybody else want to murder their spouse? I know its over the top and an overreaction but my goodness the other half to my current fucked up life is grating on me! (I honestly did not arm the baby with the biro this morning, that was just beautiful serendipity).
In all honesty I love spending time with all the family but I think all humans as a species need their own space every now and then in order to keep zen.
Thursday 23rd April
I just told Frank off for calling his sister a little prick…..turns out he said ‘ow, that little brick’ as he stood on a toy….he’s most impressed now he’s learnt yet another word for a penis! And here was me thinking I was failing at homeschooling!
F&N have discovered a real love for watching trap door, Joe has never been prouder of his children!
Friday 24th April
Frank is writing his first novel for my blog, I’m so happy but my goodness its slow work, he’ll be giving George R R Martin a run for his money!
Today marks Nancy’s first foray into zoom ballet classes….this should be fun.
EDIT We survived zoom ballet, it was so good! A little semblance of normal routine to give me life!!
Saturday 25th April
I got woken at 3am by my eldest standing over me telling me he had something in his eye….it was fucking terrifying and so disorientating.
Sunday 26th April
Had 2 zoom catch ups today, the morning with the girls and the afternoon with the Crocker’s.
Made a feast of a dinner then took the kids out for a night time stroll, Joe decided to bring sparklers for the kids and whilst we were sparkling (?) We were approached by the fuzz asking if 1) we were locals and 2) could we delist. The police got a bit close to Joe during this exchange so Nancy told them off and said that they were not 2m away! It is safe to say that all of the adults present were all thoroughly embarrassed by the exchange!!
Monday 27th April
Got woken up this morning by my six year old explaining her weird dream….
”Mum you know Justin’s house” (of course I know what hell Justin’s house is, bloody Mr Fletcher, face of CBeebies) “Well I had a really weird dream where they were asking me if I could pick them up by their balls”
I had barely opened my eyes at this point so you can well imagine my thought process. I asked her why they asked her that, she said it was because she was really strong, I then asked her what she responded with, she said she told them no….one of them (she couldn’t remember who, so in my head it was Robert the Robot) was just about to demonstrate how he could pick Justin up by the balls, when she woke up. It would seem lockdown is definitely affecting us all in different ways!
EDIT – she has recently updated the story saying she did indeed pick one of them up by the balls, so as to demonstrate….My daughter the ball breaker!!
Frank’s caterpillar Jerry finally hatched today in to a beautiful but rather hideous moth! We are all relieved as I was convinced that he had in fact died!
Still going rogue with the schooling….still haven’t spoken to the school!!!