Christmas vacation was always something to look forward to but this year we were not so sure. Patty and Becca had to work several day so the twins went to the baby sister those days and were very happy as they love her and the other kids that are at the day care center but Gina is too old for the baby sitter and it cost too much for her mother who now has to pay for all the extras so Norman and I agreed to keep Gina for those days. The ones before Christmas went well as there were things to do getting ready for Christmas but I had no idea what we would do today and an 8am to 3:30 is a long day for a couple old farts to keep up with a six year old. So we worried a little, hoping she could play by herself some. Well the day went great. She played alone some, picked up each thing she played with before getting out something else and went onto the computer to do the homework without a fuss or muss. She spent almost an hour on the computer this morning doing reading and the same this after noon doing math. This is a new program they have just started for their home work practice for the tests and I love it. The direction are all read to her and she can have them read as many times as she needs, the steps are small and all things she has done with the teacher at school so she knows what she is doing. I sit near her and watch but don’t have to do anything- she does it all. At last I am happy with the new school ideas. Then we played dolls some and dress up and stopped when I got tired. I had some time to do my knitting and now it is 3:40 and I am sitting down, happy and ready to have her on Monday with no worrying. She was an angle today. Here are some pictures I took of her today so you can see the fun we had.
This is a curtain I made for the long narrow window in the dinning room but I didn’t like the multi color so I made another one in white and that is the one I use. When Gina found this one she had a good time playing dress up with it. All in all we had a great day. She ate a good breakfast and ate a good lunch and took a tomato for her snack to go home with. Have a Happy New Year.