Lockdown 2020 – Homeschooling already went out the window – 25th March 2020

Today did not follow my home learning plan at all. I’m not quite sure what happened but instead of the activities I had planned today Bella had a whole day of free play. We weren’t feeling structured activities so I just left her to play.

We tried to do a little bit of structure this morning. Bella’s nursery had sent us all a link for an online learning activity for children so I thought we’d give it a go. We got up early and I collected all the resources Bella needed. Then I set up the laptop on the TV. Bella sat on the floor listening to the instructions.

I had to help Bella a little bit with the activity. It was using kitchen roll and water to make pictures hidden beneath appear. I had drawn a range of shapes for Bella to find. Once she’d found all the shapes she drew some of her own to find by dampening the kitchen roll.

Bella became pretty grumpy when the session had finished so I tried to find something else educational for her to watch. I had been told about the amount of zoos and aquariums that were putting on virtual tours so we tried to find one of them.

I found one from the National Aquarium but it wasn’t working properly so we had to give up with that. Bella didn’t seem to fussed though and got out her baby toys. She was looking after her baby in the highchair, teaching her various bits and feeding her her bottle. It’s really cute how much she wants to look after babies. Maybe one day we’ll have another and she can show us how good she’ll be as a big sister.

It was pretty nice outside again so over lunchtime Bella played outside. I had found out her scooter so she could scoot over the patio, that’s at least another option for her while she’s outside.

I made Bella some lunch and she wanted to eat it outside so I put her chair outside and she enjoyed sitting in the garden. Liam was outside as well trying to tidy the garden up a little bit so Bella could play and it wasn’t like we were wading through a jungle if we wanted to get anywhere.

Bella enjoyed playing out in the garden. I’m also loving the fact I can hang my washing out and haven’t got airers out all over the house.

I spent my afternoon trying to get my blogs up and out while watching YouTube. I have no idea how I’m able to concentrate having YouTube on but I think my blogs make some sense. I mean no one has pointed out to me I write absolute rubbish. I wouldn’t be surprised if I was.

That evening we watched some more Disney+ before bedtime. When it came to bedtime I’m starting to put Bella to bed without shutting her gate on her door. I want to be able to trust her to stay in her room and make the right decisions at bedtime. However when I went upstairs to bed I discovered a little person curled up on my side of the bed with her baby and blanket. She looked so cute but I popped her back into her own bed before I went to bed. I love her but she doesn’t always need to sleep with me.

Bit of a muddled day. No activities but Bella enjoyed herself

Stay safe.

Night all and let’s see what adventures tomorrow holds for us.

Love CiCi x

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