I've had my mindee today, so this morning the children had a go at Yoga using the Pretzel cards, they made towers etc with wooden blocks, played board games, played with the dolls, played What time is it, Mr Wolf? until I had to suggest an alternative game as they were getting a bit over boisterious.
It all sounds very positive, and I think I have the gig; mum's work is being obtuse about finalising days, once she knows she'll get back to me... and dad wants to check my references and actually call my referees. Mum goes back to work mid March.
The children played up a wee bit while the parents were here, and I did have to get quite firm with Rye bossing mindee; and omg, the noise levels - it is the same effect as when talking on a phone... kids know you're occupied and get loud and very silly. Toerags! I had firm words with Rye after the parents left, I was not overly amused by his behaviour.
Clearly, some outdoor time was required, not overly keen it is bitterly cold today and has been snowing on and off all day. But once out, it was good; kids enjoyed picking leaves and the few berries left on shrubs,
and then we went to the small playpark and they climbed, slid, swung, ran around, attempted to climb a tree etc.
Indeed, how could it be a bad day when an online friend sends a surprise gift in the post!
I shall be adding these charms to my dreads :-)