While the cat’s away…

With two of the big kids away and Mr 17 giving a very creditable performance of a cave dwelling hermit, Theo and I have spent lots of one on one time these holidays. We’ve made much use of our Thermomix , which is a reasonably new acquisition for us. Apart from numerous jams, sauces and yummy meals, we’ve found a smooth and long lasting playdough. You can see the recipe HERE with thanks to “The Organised Housewife.”

Our pink and blue playdough, now a delightful mauve, has been stored in the ever helpful snap lock bags and has lasted about a week now. Theo has made snakes as he’s rolled out the dough and created numerous iterations of his farm yard. The unfortunate residence of which have been struck by the lightning fist of the toddler only moments after enjoying their first meals.

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We’ve also started “Theo’s Wall” this week. A large, bare wall in our lounge room is slowly transforming. Yesterday’s addition is a weekly calendar. Theo knows the names of the days and this will help him learn the order as well as some tenses; today is, yesterday was etc. I’m all about building children’s ownership and responsibility, so this should help. Future inclusions to the wall will be alphabet friezes; a “Getting Ready” checklist and a chalk or whiteboard.

So, with another week left of holidays left for me and two for the kids, what other adventures will we have? What adventures are you having? Let me know in a comment below.

Veritas, Eski!

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