Mathematics Before Breakfast (Oh Dear)!

None of my doing, I assure you. But John in his wisdom, decided that this was a good idea on a Saturday morning. It was met with a certain dissatisfaction however!

The little ones of course looked on blankly and just scribbled over the sums with their pencils. Amritsar applied herself as she usually does! A far cry from the shenanigans of last night! Out of all of the crew, she was the one to go completely ballistic over not getting her iPad privileges back today. Well, now quite the opposite, she is being as good as gold today. For now at least at any rate. Tara on the other hand, saved her tantrum for the breakfast table this morning and let off steam before running up to her room, refusing to do the sums. After screaming lots, she finally came down to find out that Caleb had eaten her hot cross bun as Remus had, in turn, eaten his! Naughty Remus. She ultimately calmed down and did the sums when I pulled two pieces of fruit bread from the bread bin.

All is a lot more sedate now. They are contentedly watching ‘My Little Pony’ on Netflix. Aaliyah also playing with her new ‘My Little Pony’ board game that arrived in the mail this morning.

Remus is lying on the sofa opposite, his whines for mealtime apparent! Is it that time of the day already? I cooked yet another vat of puttanesca this morning. It’s heady, aromatic bouquet lingers, reminding me that it is almost time for our luncheon also.

The blue skies and sunshine have finally returned this morning. Though the clouds are desperately trying to reclaim the skies as we speak. An afternoon in the garden is planned, where we hope to learn and play a new game that a lovely blogger JJ explained to me a few days ago. Last played by her in childhood, whilst living in Oklahoma! I hope we do her justice. All will be explained later on! It is called ‘The Pie Game’ and I can tell you that there is a ‘chaser’, some ‘pies’ and a ‘wolf’!

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

20 thoughts on “Mathematics Before Breakfast (Oh Dear)!”

  1. Sounds like quite a bang to start the day off with, but I am glad the fireworks died down. If you keep at it, hopefully math can be learned. It takes more dedication then other activities, I know!

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  2. How very French of you re Saturday morning lessons! Lol. My Little Pony is a good shout although – 80s kids – when exactly did they start looking like strange mice?! Have a great weekend.

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  3. Andi, I am glad to hear the sunshine and blue skies have returned there and you will get to spend time in your garden.
    I think you sent the clouds to us here in clouds to us here in Colorado , yesterday was full of sunshine and this morning it is desperately gloomy with black clouds overhead.
    But all I have to do is wait a minute and the weather may change as that is just how it is here in Colorado.
    Enjoy your day! πŸ™‚
    Hugs to the little ones and woofs from Hank to Remus and Gracie.

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    1. Oh, I’m sorry about those blackened clouds stretching over your skies Margie. What a difference a day makes! Yes, at present lying in the sun with the hounds on our blue and white checkered throw. Amritsar is presently doing β€˜knock knock’ jokes with daddy on the sofa on the terrace. The others all inside after their ice lollies. Hoping to play the new game in a bit suggested by JJ, a fellow blogger! There will no doubt be an update later! πŸ™‚

      Woof woof right back to Hank from my spotty chaperones.

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      1. Wonderful to hear you are enjoying the sun!
        I am off on a walk with Hank and then we are all going for a long drive in the countryside.
        Looking forward to your updates! πŸ™‚

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      2. Andi, it was a wonderful walk and our drive took us to a wonderful little town that we enjoyed walking on the empty streets. πŸ™‚
        We were gone most of the day!

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      3. Sounds like a great day out Margie. Though we are not allowed anything but absolutely essential travel John has just asserted to me after I suggested leaving the house! Not to worry… 😏

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