Today’s revelation: put a table in M’s room last night with paper, crayons and lego on it for when he woke up. Kept him busy until a civilised (post-7am) wake-up time!

“I know, let’s make paint for kids a thing” - an idiot

on the other hand, we had an ace time building this light-up model together this morning, so today is definitely winning on aggregate

M sees promo for "Mindful Garden" app on Cbeebies. M wants to try it out. Cue about an hour of finding a device it'll load on, followed by many stallings and crashings and whatnot. M becomes enraged. Point defeated.

so, uhhhh, apropos of nothing at all... what are the best names people have ever heard for boylike children?

lockdown status: googling CVs of random cbeebies personalities and plotting connections between shows in my head

and ✊✊✊ everybody, hope we’re all doing okay

hit the point of lockdown where running around the house with M on my back before lobbing him at a pile of sofa cushions counts as entertainment

One of my favourite things that Max is currently doing: we spent a bit of time looking at an atlas and reading up about Antarctica the other day, and now Amundsen & Scott are part of his pantheon, level pegging with e.g PAW Patrol, Spiderman

I WANT A SNACK
I WANT A SNACK
I WANT A SNACK
I WANT A SNACK

I WANT A SNACK
I WANT A SNACK
etc

on the other hand, giant meltdown and at least two of us in tears at lunchtime. Ebbs and flows!

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mixed bag of a day so far. on the one hand, M devised a game where we were super Antarctic explorers, investigating the mystery of the stolen south pole marker.

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