We were both out of sorts today. Not sure what is up with Sam, emotions a bit close to the surface. I have an issue with my eye which is causing discomfort, headaches and knock on bad mood. I got as close to throwing an irrational strop at lunch time as I have been for years, I am pretty good at calmly going with the flow but today it was a bit much. Lip wobbled but we had a break and carried on and had a nice afternoon.
Sam insisted all work must be done near the fire this morning. The prospect of a hands on maths lesson caused an emotional outburst, which since he usually loves that sort of thing suggests some bug is brewing. We simply swapped it for tomorrow’s worksheet based lesson.
Wsn’t the best day for a very hands on science project in hindsight but in the end fun was had. We were looking at circulation. He compared the colour of his hands after holding one up for a minute. We had a go at being a heart. Seeing how many times we could transfer water from one bowl to the other in a minute. Sam managed 20 ‘beats’, me a couple more, certainly not the 60 odd we aimed for. We made a model heart. Then blood, using white and red waterbeads as blood cells and pieces of red foam as platelets. We also read about the endocrine and urinary systems. On the subject of how toxins are removed we made Sam’s hand sweat by taping a bag around it. A lot of the rest of the day was spent playing with the waterbeads. They have been transferred to increasingly big containers as the day has gone on. Bit worried they will have overflowed by morning. I read aloud from “My Story: The Workhouse” while he played. Sam and I can’t walk past the tub of beads without a play. Jack spent a good while with them when he got home. We settled down for a rest and sewing/playing on the Kindle watched the discussion in the House of Commons about Trump. Gave rise to interesting discussion and a laugh when he was asking Pete about Facism and said ‘an angry old man said’, which was all the description Pete needed to identify Dennis Skinner 🙂
As the syringes were out he fulfilled one of his recent ‘must do’ plans this evening by injecting an apple with water… and a banana and a pear and a grape and a potato and any other fruit an veg he could find. Tesco came this morning so he was busy for some time!