Saturday, March 23, 2013

Light Bulb Moment...

We were at violin today and the teacher asks Dragonett Lass to play something she played perfectly a year ago. Dragonett Lass put her violin down and simply said "I don't want to do violin any more, I want to quit" and that was that! Out of the blue!! Didn't want to discuss it, she had said what she wanted, that was that.

So, of course, I wanted to find out what was up. We left our lesson early and while we were in the car getting our usual Saturday After Violin Treat, we talked about what happened.

Now, some background here - I have been more and more convinced that Dragonett Lass has some sort of learning difficulty - she really seems to struggle with retention and recall with her reading and writing.

Well, today.......

We chatted about why the sudden change in violin and the following comment confirmed my thoughts..

"Mumma, I play one song and it's fine, but as soon as I have to play a different one, it gets all swirled in my head and all the notes get jumbled up. Then I don't know where they go! I hate it!"

then I asked if anything else felt like that...

"Yeah, just like when we do homeschool work"

uh huh! Knew it!

Okay, so what now..............................................?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Things you never thought you would say #264537

How many times can one say "Where have you left your brain today?" and actually mean it?

Home made "Coco-Pops"

Home made and healthier version of "Coco-Pops" or "Coco Puffs"

Almond Milk
Raw Honey
Cacao powder
Brown Rice Puffs

Add to taste, mix and serve :)

Yummy and Healthy as well!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Director in Development...

We recently downloaded a new iPad app called Storyrobe for the kids to play with. 

As the link explains, it's an app that helps to create movies and short stories - you take photos, edit and sort and then narrate  - at the end, you have a short stop movie.

Well, it has been a FABULOUS hit here, with both the Dragonetts taking photos on our new iPad and narrating them.

But we never got to a full movie before........ today that is!!

For it's Premier Viewing, we present to you, Dragonett Lass's First solely directed, written, illustrated, filmed, and narrated masterpiece....

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Taking a very short break...

When the Black Dog hunts, I go to ground.

So as my mental health is kicking my butt at the moment, I am logging off and taking a break.

Take care and Bless those you can.