After a night of interrupted sleep and then being woken at some awful its-not-even-time-for-early-birds-to-be-up time by a small child yelling “Mum, I’ve got poos in my pants. I should have done that in the toilet”…… “and I need bweakfaaaaast, I’m staaaarrrrrving!” not even coffee was helping this homeschool mum function today.
After breakfast I set Ryan up with snowflake making (beads and pipecleaners) but got out the beads which have holes too small for threading. Finally realised why it was so difficult and swapped the beads but Ryan had lost interest. We made the paper magic kingdom set we got at Wendy’s on our break away recently. Once put together Ryan didn’t look at them again, apart from trying to feed some to the dog, sigh…
We decided to cuddle up with a pile of books. I have so many books he has never seen as every book sale I bring at least 1 bagful home. Today I grabbed 4 books we havent read and 2 early readers Ryan has read. After reading them all Ryan wanted to read Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose 1/2 a dozen more times and was in fits of giggles. It’s quite a funny book!
Next he needed some physical activity so I pulled out a new punching bag toy (thanks Kmart!) which needed inflating. It has water in the base and everytime it tipped you can hear it sloshing. Ryan thought it was fantastic!
Morning tea and some quiet time watching YouTube before Ryan headed back to the lounge. I wanted something to keep him busy for a while, and not asking me the same questions over and over (yip, he was in stuck record mode!) so grabbed an old science fair board, insulation tape (because it holds well!), and some paper tubes and plastic tubes. Stuck it altogether, put a tray under it and a container of marbles. Ryan spent ages posting and listening to the marbles bumping down the tubes. Win for me!
He made gross burpy noises in the pvc pipe, drew on the whiteboard, found letters with the pool noodle letters, and played with the key windchime we made yesterday.
After lunch the pvc pipe became a pretend horse, the punching bag got hugs and Alex and Ryan played Buckaroo (pyjama day for us today).
Some water play with blue water, turtle, fish and shells plus watering can and bottle. Someone looks tired too (here’s hoping for sleep tonight!)