We had played on the Wii.
We had played battleships.
We had done some quality family time.
I thought the kids would leave me to get on with the nice little job of making up some corsages. One of those lovely little jobs choosing wool, picking buttons. A nice little productive job with just enough repetition to mean it can be done with a glass of mulled wine...
I did say we had been sledging!Anyway I was just settling into it when the 5 year old appears and tell me
" they are nice"
"Yep" I reply,
" I like those"
"yep, so do I" I reply
and then in a move that he knows will have me eating out of his hand he asks if he can make one.
..and before we know it I am lying on the floor helping him.
I love making things but I love showing them how to make things even more. I love the interest that they take in my things and I love that they have the big urge that makes them just want to make!
Talking of the Wii, I have been dragged into this kicking and screaming. They had one for Christmas but I insisted it be given on boxing day as I did not want my lovely relaxing family Christmas dominated by computer games. I know, I am such a killjoy!
However nobody told me that it had the BBC I Player as part of the package, now I love it. I listen to a lot of radio but often interrupted by a child or just having to miss that last part of something as I dash out to school/nursery. I can settle down and listen to all the things I missed. Its fab. I switch it on and usually a child appears as they have hyper sensitive ears to the little binkly bonk noise it makes and then they spring into the room hoping to play on it and I am listening to the radio!