I have been so utterly rubbish lately at keeping up with doing any kind of blog. That’s partly because I’ve been so busy myself, and partly because Molly doesn’t seem to want to do anything very interesting at the moment. I am assuming it’s because she’s tired when she gets home from school and just needs/wants to veg out. There are only so many pictures of her laying around and watching telly I can take!
I will try to do better, really I will!
In the past couple of weeks we have had some good times, like all taking part in Panto in a Day and going to the cinema and for a meal as a family, and some bad times. Unfortunately since she went back to school, things haven’t been quite as good as they were before Christmas. A lot of days she has come home and reported that she has been put on the cloud for minor misdemeanours. I am disappointed because we had got to a stage before the holidays where she was on the sunshine pretty much every day. I keep talking to her about her behaviour, but I am not sure what more I can do. She does get unplugged days still if the behaviour has been bad enough to warrant it, but a lot of the time the problem is so minor it doesn’t seem worth punishing her for at home.
Her behaviour at home has been another matter. At times, it has been downright appalling. She is also not necessarily behaving whilst we’re out, which is new territory for us as she has previously mostly been good when we’ve been out in public. This past weekend’s cinema trip is a perfect example – she is usually very good at the cinema or theatre, but this time she squirmed, wriggled, talked, had to go to the loo twice and wanted to sit in the row behind us with strangers and couldn’t understand why we wouldn’t let her. Then we went for a meal (because it was too late to go home and cook something) and she was a perfect angel and ate beautifully. Then we went home and she turned back into a monster at bedtime. I just can’t keep up with her!
I’m hoping the phase will soon pass and that as she learns to read more fluently, she will spend time doing that and not annoying us! Fingers crossed…
Anyway, here are some photos from the past couple of weeks!