When you bring a brand new human into the world, everyone makes allowances for you. Forgetting to text back, not getting out of your PJs by midday, constantly looking like crap – it’s fine, you’ve got a newborn! If you are crazy enough to have twins, then people make HUGE allowances for your state of permanent zombie-fication and the fact you are barely coherent for the first year. But you see, as each year passes people’s sympathy wanes and I have found right now, that quite frankly no one gives a give that your three-year old doesn’t sleep.
Three and a half. What a wonderful age. They are old enough to know what’s going on and interact. They’re out of nappies and whilst testing their independence, there’s nothing like running back to Mom and Dad. Days out are easier as you’re not loaded down with a changing bag and the kitchen sink to keep them occupied. Life on a whole seems that little bit easier. Unless you have a three year old diva.
My friend has just had a baby. A teeny tiny squishy gorgeous new baby. I am a massively baby person. Always have been, probably always have been. But I thought my baby days were over. My broodiness has disappeared and would never to be seen again. Was I kidding myself? It appears so.
The last time I held a newborn baby, my girls were just over 12 months old themselves. I was caught up in a whirlwind of first steps, sleepless nights, constant attention and hawk eyeing them. This time holding a baby was different.
I’ve had quite a few people message me asking me about how the girls are getting on at nursery, so thought I’d post a quick update as they have been there for a month now.
In short – they love it. Every morning is spent asking when it’s time to go to nursery and they skip off so happily when I say it’s time to go.
The settling in process was spent across three days. The first day I went in with them for an hour to get used to the surroundings. The next day they went for an hour on their own and the third day they did a full session if they were happy. Well if I am completely honest, I may as well have left them from the first session! There were no tears, no clinging to me, no worries whatsoever. It was like they had already been there.
I always had reservations about P1 as she’s the more cautious of the two and is usually more sensitive but she was off exploring with her sister. It has really helped that it’s such a small nursery group. They are 2 of just 6 in the session so they have so much space to play not to mention individual time with the teacher and helpers. My friend’s little girl also goes so that has helped make it seem even more appealing.
Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa, Po – four names that are etched in British kids TV history. They absolutely dominated kids TV during the late 90’s thanks to their original format and incredibly unique style and language. It’s time to say “Eh Oh” once more as they are back and have their own cool new magazine on the shelves.