I've made a management decision. The troops have been informed. From tomorrow we are trialling a new morning regime. It goes like this:
Child A and child B know that every school-day morning involves the same activites:
get up, wash and brush teeth, dress, eat breakfast, brush hair, shoes and coats on and out.
The routine does not vary. The activities are replicated every school-day. Therefore they must show that they can do it themselves without cause for nagging, shouting, arguing etc etc.
You get the picture?
I've told them that they can do it all themselves. If they do not I will still take them to school at 8.30 no matter what state or stage of dress/undress they are in. If they wish to walk to school in one sock and a pair of knickers so be it.
Watch this space!!!
I haven't sewn a stitch today. I've faffed and f**ted around employing all my best avoidance techniques.
I bought some pale pink and lilac gingham ribbon (camera lying again!) for some sewing projects.
I bought some of these for some more sewing projects:
I wandered round and round Hobbycraft stroking things, putting them in my basket, taking them out again, justifying why I should buy something, reminding myself why I should not!
Lucy phoned me mid-shop and tried her hardest to convince me to buy something lovely. However, nothing in there really did it for me today.
I couldn't go home without something just for me, now could I?
A quick stop enroute at Tesco express enabled me to find just what I was looking for.
Unfortunately it was also Ruby's idea of a treat...
and it took some doing to convince her that I should have some. She let me have the small sample bar but she wasn't going to let this baby go!
I couldn't let myself have a whole day with nothing to show for it and cooked a tray of raisin flapjacks when I got home. I know just how to
I forced myself to do two stripes on Monster's crochet blanket and then it was school, dinner, swimming, bedtime.
I am now going to rationalise my list of things to make, plan some little bits for next Friday's stall and prepare myself for a day of sewing tomorrow.
I have a feeling we need something to round it all off. So this is for you sisters - great video too!!