Musical Genius

Thomas has reached the age that musical genii are formed. However I don’t have the patience nor the inclination to do this, though I think I can see how it is done.

We did, however, have a fun piano lesson this morning. I had bought “Jibbidy F” on ebay, as I think out of all the children’s books we have/had this is the best. Thomas was pretty uninterested in this, of course, because I was so excited about it. When I thought he’d lost interest, I asked him if he wanted to go and do some drawing in the kitchen, and he said “no, I’m just going to sit here and play scales!”

He did manage to play the three notes of “All Through the Night” that I showed him, and what I mean about creating musical genii is that if we were to do this several times a day, for as long as he was interested each time, I think he would become one of these kids you see on TV playing concertos aged 6. Both David and I shudder at this sort of thing, but I guess it’s good to have variety within a global population (!). For me, I’ll be happy if he gets the hang of “I am C, middle C, left hand, right hand, middle C”!

Of course the most important part is having fun, so here he is showing off to the camera, including a short removing-snot-from-nose break.

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Feb Photos

As I write I am having terrible trouble trying to get Thomas to have an afternoon nap. Maybe he just doesn’t need one any more. This means I have to re-think my day, as I will have no kid-free time to do anything, like get ready for work! For the last week Thomas has either cried or messed about for most of his nap time. He didn’t nap at all yesterday, and the day before, he fell asleep about 30 minutes before I had to wake him up, so that he just cried all the way to the childminder’s house, “I’m tired, I want to sleep in my bed!”.

Anyway, to cheer us up, here are some photos.
This is the boys in their pyjamas, and you can see Thomas’ snotty nose, as we were all so ill for a couple of weeks. (a runny nose was the least of our problems!)

Also, Ollie has turned into a monster, with the strength of 100 babies! His new party trick is ripping the tray off the high chair and holding it above his head.
ollie tray

And finally here is a picture taken this afternoon.
thomas and ollie today


Crawlin’ crawlin’ crawlin’

I forgot to record this, but Ollie is crawling, as of last week, and boy is he fast! He also pulls himself up, and likes to walk about holding onto anything he can. He is very keen on closing the stairgate to the kitchen.

When I get a chance, I have to write about my going-back-to-work nightmare!