I’ve been down with a stomach bug since Sunday, so not a lot has happened (to me it’s been a long time, but lying in bed waiting and wondering which end of your body stuff is going to come out of…well, it sure does drag).

However, Millie’s very excited because in her violin lesson today they’re going to start using the bow for the first time.  Yeah, I know – what the hell have they been doing up till now, right?  Well, they’ve been plucking the strings, which makes sense, if you think about it – learning where the notes are and how to read some basic music.

Anyway, today for the first time they pick up the bow and make sweet sweet music .

It was great to see both girls playing Harry Potter Lego Years 5-7 together last night, too.  Millie’s been playing it for weeks, and Amber has always been a faithful spectator.  However, I realised that two can play the game at once if they share the keyboard.  Sure, it sounded like a recipe for disaster, frankly, given how much they can wind each other up sometimes, but what the hell.

Hermione, Harry and RonI also wondered if it would be worse because Amber didn’t know how to use the controls and had never played a “proper” game like Harry Potter on the computer.  Using a keyboard for games took Millie absolutely ages to master, and if Amber was the same there was likely to be blood spilled…

But I needn’t have worried.  Amber has notched up a few hours of  watching Millie playing and had no trouble getting the hang of it.  There were a couple of arguments but nothing like what I’d expected.  And then they managed to complete the game together while I was lying in my sickbed next to them yesterday evening.  Despite me feeling like crap it was lovely to hear them both give a massive cheer and throw their arms in the air together – two sisters co-operating to finish a game that on their own would have taken far far longer.

Sure, it was only Harry Potter Lego, but I was touched to see them working together and celebrating together. 🙂


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