Newsflash: new research concludes that buying toys for kids at Christmas is a complete waste of time!
Last week I bought my husband a new pair of shoes (good wifey) and when my son returned from pre-school I showed them to him. I was hoping that he’d agree that I’d made a good choice, but in fact he paid no attention to them whatsoever.
At 3 I think E is too young for a spa but he sure likes being pampered!
We may not have put our decorations up yet but as for watching Christmas movies we’re already in the thick of it. Before E goes to bed we’ve been snuggling on the couch and watching something to give us the festive feels.
Who else enjoys reading the adventures of Meg, Mog, Owl and SUPERMAN?!
We read Meg and Mog this evening in an effort to get into the Halloween spirit. It’s been one of my son’s favourite books ever since he was a baby. He’s always been interested in anything spooky and the narrations are so bright and colourful they’ve always grabbed his attention.
Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the ice cream van!
Since E started pre-school we’ve been doing less in the afternoons as he often says that he’s tired. The thing is that I’ve started wondering if ‘I’m tired’ can actually be translated as ‘I can’t be bothered to go outside I’d rather play on the ipad.’
Do you find it strange when strangers say hello?
I went for a quick stroll this morning after dropping my son off to pre-school. We were in a bit of a rush so it was good to relax for a few minutes before I got into my blogging.
Walks are relaxing aren’t they. Aren’t they?
I decided we should head out for a stroll yesterday afternoon thinking that we would come back refreshed and rejuvenated. Unfortunately, when we returned I was tense and ready to tear my hair out.
Phew! We’ve done it! We’ve survived the first full week of pre-school! It’s a been a big change to our routine and we’ve come across a few hurdles but thankfully we haven’t tripped up yet.
The first challenge we’ve had is being up and out by 8:45am for five days in a row.
That’s it. It’s official; I have a pre-schooler.
It’s the day that I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading for the last few months. Looking forward to because I’ll have an extra few hours to myself each day for blogging, writing and going to the gym amongst other things. Dreading because it means he’s definitely now a ‘big boy’.
I often get asked how you know when you’re ready to have a child. The truth is, you’re never ready. However, if you like being prepared then work your way through this (tongue-in-cheek) checklist…
1. Set your alarm to go off every 3 hours during the night, hell why not pull an all-nighter
They’re the words that every mother dreads ‘Now all the mums can join in!’
I’ve been taking E along to music classes for the last couple of years and while it’s a great opportunity for him to learn about different sounds, rhythms etc it’s also a great opportunity for me to sit down and have a hot drink while someone else entertains him.