A very typical Thursday for us, except it felt much colder due to being a dull, damp day that didn't get much above 5 degrees C. Small quite likes getting through his work quickly on Thursdays as he looks forward to going to Angler's Country Park - another one of Yorkshire's former colliery sites that's been landscaped and turned into a nature reserve, and is otherwise known as The Heronry - to play with his home ed friends.
Not much of a turnout this week. It does depend very much on who's doing what, and on the weather, as to who comes along. Small had two of his friends to play with and we all got to meet a new (baby) addition to the group. I can't believe she's 6 weeks old already!
Small hit a major achievement today. I think I may have mentioned that he's terrified of steps and heights, and sadly this tends to kybosh a lot of playground activity. It's been sad on occasions to see all the other kids, some much younger than him, clambering up, down, over and through all sorts of playground equipment while he runs around watching, but not prepared to go on anything.
Well, today he managed to get to the top of both of the slides. Not up the steps, but he hauled himself up to the platform at the top and, with a whoop of delight, slid down again. Of course as soon as he'd achieved this once, there was no stopping him.
In other news, I got a wonderful surprise at Aldi. They've started doing 6-packs of roast chicken flavour crisps. They've probably never seen a chicken at all, but it's my favourite flavour so I did a happy little dance and bought two packs. Seems rather a lame thing to get all excited about, but that's a highlight in my generally dull life ;)
Until next time. x