I am, at this moment, somewhere between making a Roman shield and writing a project on Natural Forces. Well, when I say that, I mean that I am trying to persuade my little darlings to do so.
If you thought for one moment that school holidays were about putting your feet up, spending time together as a family and generally having some fun..... think again. School holidays are a time to do school projects. They are a time in which to practise one's skills of persuasion and encouragement. You know that they don't want to do a project on Natural Forces. They would rather be out playing football. But the project has to be done. As a parent you have to guide them in how to create their masterpiece... and yet not guide too much. The teacher knows that you, a 44 year old mother, can make a shield, type a project, research the facts. They need to see your 9/10 year olds efforts.
However, if you just shut them in a room with all they needed and said... get on with it... Armageddon would ensue. Yes. Gentle guidance, calm encouragement, a bit each day. That's what is required. Easier said than done. Son# 1's idea of a project is to go online and just copy and paste as much info as possible. " Plagiarism r Us " And then he finds himself, as if by magic, on the Arsenal site or Match Magazine. Funny that...
Son# 2 is somewhat better organised, inspite of being younger. He has an idea and gets stuck in. Hurrah !! I shall post pics of his shield a bit later in the week.
Now, what I was coming to is this..... DA DA DA DAAAAAAA!!!!!!
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