One of the reasons given by the labour government for their investigations into home education and proposed legislation about it was to protect children from domestic servitude. I wonder what they'd have thought about the two hour home economics lesson that took place over yesterday and today, and … [Read more...] about Home education or domestic servitude?
It's been a fairly low key birthday today for Smallest. Big made and iced her a cake (yes, I'm impressed. First time she'd used fondant icing and she made a fabulous job of it.) Small got down on the floor and played pattern games with the Tantrix tiles with her until she made him cry by repeatedly … [Read more...] about Now we are two.
Today Smallest wore a pretty dress. She loves her pretty dresses. Unfortunately they don't offer a lot of protection to the knee area, so when she tripped while we were out in the garden she skinned her knee pretty thoroughly. She was very brave about it, well, after the wailing stopped courtesy of … [Read more...] about Skinned knees and dry nappies.
Years ago, when I was a much younger and less experienced parent (and actually thought there might be a Right Way to do things, that only I didn't know) Big went to nursery. It was a very good nursery. The staff cared very much about the children, and they were all very calm, highly qualified and … [Read more...] about Hannibal returns.