|Sam wakes up|
At this stage I was still trying to finish the week in pictures to teach Sam the days in order. I hoped the routine would give him a better idea about the passage of time.
I know now that you can't hurry these things, and they learn it all too soon anyway, no matter what you do. Still, I am glad I made the drawings because they are fun to look back on and I kept doing them for that reason, long after they weren't needed any more.
|Sam comes to find us|
Sam used to feel really grown up coming to find us in the morning. He used to bring all his soft toys and his little cover with him.
I made the little cover for him as a pram blanket. I used old dresses and scraps from dressmaking projects to make a patchwork, so it was very haphazard. One good thing was that if it wore out I could just replace bits of it from the stock fabric in the loft! I had re-made it at least 4 times by the time he left home.
Once Sam arrived in our room whoever's turn it was would go downstairs and make the drinks. We had lovely chocolate biscuits as a snack to start the day. I found out far too late that they were rather high calorie. Like Hobbits, we had second breakfast later on...
On Saturdays there was time for a particularly extended and sleepy wolf game, also known as lookout games.
Sam didn't know what a wolf looked like. By the look of this picture, neither did I.