When I wrote about E starting pre-school in September last year, I said that I was sure that the year would go by in a blink of an eye; turns out I was right.
While I was initially apprehensive about the new change he settled in super quickly and I’m just hoping that is exactly how it goes when he starts school.
…have a child that has recently discovered his love for ice cubes – trouble is he wants them in everything – and that means none left for my weekend G&T!
…never remember how long sun lotion lasts and how long ago you opened the bottles
…put so much pressure on yourself to make the most of the sunshine you’re rushing around too much to actually enjoy it!
…not stick to any of the plans they had for the Easter break? We will squeeze arts and crafts, baking and educational activities into every day – erm we made some krispie cakes last Wednesday…
…counting down the days until they can have a coffee in peace again (while also thinking the house is going to be so empty without them)
When I told E that I’d booked him an appointment at the dentist his first question was ‘Will it be like on Peppa Pig?’ This was his only reference point and I tried frantically to remember whether Peppa and George’s trip had gone well. After a quick search on youtube I was relieved that it had.
Coincidently they also discussed brushing your teeth in pre-school, just a few days before his visit. After asking about it on our way home he told me that if he didn’t keep brushing he would end up with vampire teeth!
…find the minute they put their kid’s (only) special green outfit on they spilt something down it. Thank goodness for baby wipes.
…realise that their child’s St Patrick’s Day t-shirt will actually be hidden under ten layers of clothing.
We have bunnies on the brain now that Easter isn’t far away and so conversation has inevitably turned to hopping and jumping.
E has always enjoyed bouncing, when he was a baby it was on my knee but now he’s bigger it’s more likely to be on the bed or the couch.
My son said the cutest thing I’ve ever heard last night…
He often chatters away at story time and it’s the most animated he is all day. When he gets home from pre-school it’s impossible to get anything out of him and then the minute it’s bed time he won’t stop talking!
Parenting isn’t easy at the best of times; however, I find that on special occasions the parenting fails come thick and fast. Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day was no exception to this rule.
Today I had 5 parenting fails…
…feel like their child’s demand for snacks has got out of control. It’s the norm at dinner time but this morning he ate all the fruit off the top of his porridge, didn’t touch the actual porridge and then got down and started raiding the cupboards!
…grateful to Gary Barlow for admitting he didn’t wash his hair for 14 years. Makes me feel much better about not washing mine for three days…