February 5th - Home Life by newbank

February 5th - Home Life

This is life at home for my 8 yr old.
1. Teams schoolwork
2. Chess
3. Teddy
4. Food

Throw in a few cuddles here and there, daily walks and sleep and it about sums up life at the moment. His brain is all chess at the moment. Started 1 to 1 coaching in the new year after getting to 7th in the under 8s category of the British championships under his own steam. Thankful for something to occupy his time and mind. We had giggles to this mornings poem writing.

There was once a jolly old cat
Who was wearing a hat
It was quite a sight
And gave me a fright
His whiskers were long
And he was very strong
One day he said I'm so strong I can pick up a house
And one day he said I can chase a mouse
He likes to eat
And so, one day he we down our bin to find some meat
He loves to dance
And prance prance prance
His favourite drink is fanta
And he got some from Santa
His name is Benj
And he comes from Stonehenge
He's nearly ten
And he has visited big ben
Now he is off to bed
To sleep with his ted.
Cute poem :)
February 5th, 2021  
I laughed out loud at that fabulous poem! Michael Rosen would be proud of that one :) Way to go, kid!
February 5th, 2021  
@casablanca The one sent to his teacher has images found on the internet to go with each couplet. Who knew the weird and wonderful cat images that can be found!
February 5th, 2021  
Wow! Fantastic about the chess! Fab poem too.
February 5th, 2021  
That's brilliant. I really enjoyed the Queens gambit. I imagine playing chess opens up some very complex worlds.
February 5th, 2021  
So cute!
February 5th, 2021  
Just love this poem
February 5th, 2021  
Excellent poem work.....Benj sounds fun! I expect that table has never had so much use!
February 5th, 2021  
@happypat Littlest at present eats 3 meals a day at it, school at it then evenings spent doing online activities!
February 5th, 2021  
@newbank The table has become the most important piece of furniture in the house!
February 5th, 2021  
C'mon Mother, his plate is practically empty!. You could start an album called 'This lockdown life'. Plenty of opportunity for more shots as I think it's unlikely to end anytime soon.:-( I had my vaccination yesterday but didn't and don't feel any excitement or hope about it . Love the poem ... bet you had fun writing it.
February 5th, 2021  
I have a Chess Player too! Also, all chess right now. And he has that board and loves taking it everywhere. Fun!! Love seeing this capture.
February 5th, 2021  
Great poem!
February 5th, 2021  
My kids like chess too. ( I played) chess as a kid as well. Love it!
February 6th, 2021  
What a studious boy
February 6th, 2021  
His new classroom works a treat. Love the poem.
February 6th, 2021  
@sunnygirl I seem to spend my life picking up stray pieces! Think this is the 4th board like this he has had.
February 6th, 2021  
That’s amazing chess ability and without the help of the little green pills in Queen’s Gambit! Splendid poem too!
February 6th, 2021  
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