Skateboards, books and a smidgen of maths: Day Five of Homeschooling and Eric finally picks up his school activity pack

Remember when you were at nipper and on the last day of term you could take your board games into school? That’s the kind of theme we adopted on Day Five of homeschooling. I suspect this may be a theme we adopt numerous times before the lockdown in over. But Eric did complete three (yes, THREE) worksheets from him school activity pack. Here’s how we … Continue reading Skateboards, books and a smidgen of maths: Day Five of Homeschooling and Eric finally picks up his school activity pack

Why skinny genes are easier to find than school trousers

This week we received a letter from our local health trust. On top of our excitement about receiving some post that wasn’t a utility bill, this letter gave us another reason to celebrate: it contained written ‘evidence’ that our son is not fat. This came as a surprise for two reasons. Firstly, anyone who has tried to pick Eric up will confirm he’s rather heavy. … Continue reading Why skinny genes are easier to find than school trousers

Am I the only person who thinks Bing bunny needs to chill out?

    I genuinely believe in the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Encouraging children to understand their emotions, talk about them and work with them should be encouraged – something we always strive for with our sons. But I can’t help feeling Bing bunny takes it to the extreme. For those of you not up to speed with Bing, let me help you out: he’s … Continue reading Am I the only person who thinks Bing bunny needs to chill out?