"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Slowing down...

Emily's having a hard time at present she has been very frustrated and angry and it has been hard to put it down to anything other than tiredness.
I insisted on her getting an early night tonight and after a major strop she went to bed( she had been very engrossed in a set up in her room ) after a story I lay with her and we chatted about her behaviour and how tired she was ,she could see how the two were linked but was still saying she was not tired !!! .I lay with her till she fell asleep.
I feel torn because I want to get to the place where she can decide for herself about bedtimes but for all our sakes she really needed to get an early night!!!!
I remember saying it would be an organic process and think that Xmas has just put a bit of a spanner in the works and when she gets over her exhaustion we will take a step back and take a slower approach.

Other than that I have had this horrible bug that's doing the rounds and missed going to the Pantomime yesterday.They both enjoyed it and when they got home we went straight into watching Titanic, Emily and I had read a story about the Titanic a few weeks ago and she enjoyed the Movie immensely. We had also managed to see a documentary on TV recently about the new theory of how it actually sank and we saw great underwater footage of the wreck and she was very proud of herself when she informed Al that the propellers would never rot away as they are bronze.

Today has been split between housework and playing games, we got a board game called Anatomix , it has 4 jigsaws of various aspects of anatomy Muscles organs etc and you have to win bits of the jigsaw by spinning a wheel, there are varying levels of difficulty and Emily didn't answer the questions to get a piece but Al and I did and she helped guess our answers and we all enjoyed it as well as learning a bit more about the body.Then Al and Emily went on a good long walk with Beauty.

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