daeseage: Jade napping, using Bec as a pillow; from the webcomic Homestuck (Default)
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First order of business for today is a progress update on Megan's blanket. I'm having a lot of fun working on it, actually. I thought it would be really repetitive to work on such a large project, and it is, a little, but I actually like how the simple pattern lets me focus on other stuff, like reading fics or concentrating on an audiobook/podfic. I'm about 40% done, and just checked out a recording of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "The Pluto Files", so wish me luck!

Here's a photo for you:
Baby Blanket for Megan

The other big thing for today was the tantrum that H threw when I was at work. As mentioned, he has preschool in the mornings, and by the time I get there at 2pm I think it is just too much to ask that he sit and focus on things. I need some fun projects that will keep him awake and involved. I may also speak with his mom about coming a bit later so that he has time to take a nap; his mom says that he doesn't usually sleep during the day, but he's only 5, and I think he really needs one!

Hell, some days I need a nap! =]

Does anyone have any tips for working with preschoolers? This is all really new to me, and I think it's especially tricky in that I'm working at his home, with his mom present, and although he will chatter on and be super talkative in Arabic, I don't have a clue what he's saying 3/4 of the time, and just guess at how the converstation should continue in English. I want to play pretend, which is what I usually did with the kids I babysat for in high school, but I don't know how to go about that, what with the language barrier an' all. Halp?

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daeseage: Jade napping, using Bec as a pillow; from the webcomic Homestuck (Default)

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