This week, I’ve taken a bit of time off work and we have filled the week with lovely days out and time together as a family. I have enjoyed it so much, I can’t wait for my next week off with the girls.
We have managed to cram in the Sea Life Centre, @Bristol, Drayton Manor and Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds. We also managed a quiet day at home for some recovery time in between all the excitement.
We have finally got around to investing in an iPad, something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Whilst I hate the way that children become attached to the things – and even obsessed with them – I also hate the idea of Libby being the only one that can’t use them when she starts school.
When I was at high school, we had computer technology lessons and I hated them. I literally didn’t know where to start, I’d never turned on a computer before. It became a subject that I hated when in reality, it was something I should have embraced. After-all, working online is now my bread and butter.
Every school we have looked around uses iPads for their lessons. I do know that she’ll pick it up quickly, she’s a bright girl. But I’m filled with dread at the thought of Libby sitting in her first ever lesson, watching everyone else picking up their iPads and knowing what to do with them whilst she can’t turn it on.
The unintended benefit of our leap forward to join the iPad generation is that car journeys have become notably less hellish. I have always felt a bit guilty taking the children out in the car for long journeys, even though we are always going somewhere that they will love.
We’ve never really had much for them to do, we listen to audio books and they flick through their books. We sing songs and chat together, but the boredom soon sets in.
Now that the iPad has been invented (I know, I know) that is a thing of the past. The girls sat quite happily on our journey today, watching their favourite children’s television programmes that we had downloaded.
When Lia fell asleep, Libby moved on to play with some alphabet games. Learning her letters and numbers properly is one of the main things we would like her to do on the iPad.
And on today’s day out, we headed for Bourton-on-the-Water. They have been eating well and getting plenty of exercise this week and I swear they have both grown…