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May
21
2007

Homeschooling books etc

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May
15
2007

More

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May
15
2007

Homeschooling and Socialisation

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Someone on one of the mailing lists I'm on sent a link to this cartoon which I found horribly amusing XD

May
07
2007

What we learned today

That Livejournal has suddenly got a new hardcore editor.

Or maybe it's been there for a while and it's just coz I don't use it that much.

Anyways.

We were hanging out the nappies as there was sun today, we have bizarro weather (it's meant to be autumn/winter, feels like we're moving into spring), and noted the bees buzzing around the fully flowering tree that's hanging over our fence next door.  Josh has taught Tao to have a healthy fear of bees which I'm trying to turn into a healthy respect.  I had one explained to him that the bees hang around the flowers to get nectar that they make into honey.  He remembered that, telling me "Bees make honey."

I went over the nectar thing again, then expanded on the honey idea, explaining how they made honeycombs for the honey and they used the honey to feed baby bees.  So now according to Tao "Bees make honey, feed baby bees."

Apr
30
2007

Bek's series of unfortunate events

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Apr
11
2007

Creepy crawly

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Apr
11
2007

Ten!

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Mar
28
2007

Zoo Trek

Today was a good day, even if the public transport was a bit of a malarky.

Woke up in the morning, got myself and Tao breakfast (weetbix with full cream milk, chopped strawberries and half a banana each) and switched the tv to ABC kids. Tao had a minor tantrum when he found out Josh had gone to walk the dog without him, but quickly got over it when he noted it wasn't getting much reaction from me and watched TV, not touching his breakfast.

I made egg and ham sandwiches to take to the zoo (two for me, one without crusts and cut up into four triangles for Tao), two bananas, and chopped up some cheese and carrot sticks. I even remembered to take the big bottle of water.

Changed Tao's nappy, dressed him, put Ruan on the potty where she did a big wee, put the dog out, got Sprat to hold the door for me and left.

Mar
11
2007

More like this

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Mar
01
2007

Hurray for The Wiggles!

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Tao has discovered The Wiggles website. It was my fault, I decided to see if they were going to have any events in Perth anytime soon and he spotted me.

So now he's on "his" (ie Josh's old) laptop playing the various games they have littered about their site. So far he's played an instrument game which is a simple mouse over game, great for teaching tots hand eye coordination with a mouse. Next I put on the numbers game for him (he mouses over a number, it gets big, he clicks on it and one of the Wiggles reads out the number. Think he was trying to learn the numbers so he could play Wake Up Jeff which requires knowing what the numbers 1, 2 and 3 are.

Now he's currently clicking around Captain Feathersword's screen.

I need to get a smaller mouse for him.