You’re always asking for trouble when you don’t even think about packing until the morning you’re heading away. To be fair, we were only staying for one night so there was very little we needed, I think us mums like to pack for EVERY eventuality though!
Storm Brian was in full force as we were leaving so we all packed waterproof coats. I didn’t fancy us having to trail around Tayto Park in plastic ponchos!
So, E and I have both turned into busy little bees! I’m back to work full time and he’s started big school.
Thankfully, we’re both really enjoying our new routines and I thought I’d fill you in on all the things that have changed!
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.
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!
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!
My child FIRST.
My parenting skills are great. They’re absolutely fantastic.
No one can beat me. Couldn’t match my multitasking skills. Couldn’t do it.
We have confirmed our primary school for E! I can’t decide whether I’m happy or sad?!
I’m pleased because I think he’s going to love it there, however I can’t believe we are already at that stage! (Cries dramatically into her coffee…)
‘Just keep swimming’ is the adorable Dory’s inspirational quote and although it can be helpful when you’re feeling like life’s got on top of you, I think it could be tweaked a little for mums.
To be honest, we’re not blue, we’re not fish and we don’t live in the sea. Let’s think of something that’s a bit more relevant. What do mums find themselves doing all day, every day…
You’d think considering that my son has just turned four that we’d have got the sleeping through the night stuff nailed…
Granted, we’ve moved on from the stage of rocking him for hours every evening, but do we get a full night’s sleep every night? No.