Some tweaking still needed. The yoga isn't as successful as I hoped. I am enjoying it immensely, even if, when I say yoga I really mean some yoga-ish stretching poses. The crux of the problem is my 3, almost 4 year old, little boy is very energetic and boisterious - he does not want to do calm and slow movements, he wants to jump, bounce around and shout. I think having songs and actions first is probably the best bet. He can stamp to his heart's content to The Old Grand Duke, and jump up and down to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" and other songs. Afterwards a trip to the little park and then perhaps, just perhaps he might be in more of a mood to have a go at our pseudo yoga, (well, until the yoga pretzel cards arrive anyway).
Other than that the rest of the day is going well. At the moment, of course, I am on annual leave, so it's Rye and me alone, and without missus to show off for and get over excited with, implementing the rhythm is, so far, fairly smooth. After the yoga and singing we have breakfast - this morning it was homemade goat's yoghurt smoothie with strawberries and bananas. Rye helping is quickly becoming the norm, and he continually asks if he an help with various tasks:
More garden play, then lunch, and we just had to read Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs. Then more play with little people, whom Rye said were his children.... which he then proceeded to knock off the bookcase, saying, "Oh no, you fell, oops."
Then before I knew it was teatime, a cheats tea today, oven chips, quorn sausages and sweetcorn... and then Rye asked to do some colouring in. He's now asleep beside me on the sofa. I ought to wake him and take him to his bed; but it is rather nice to have his warm, little body snuggled into me.