Toddler Milestones – Playschool and time to myself as a stay at home mummy 

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GROWING UP ⭐️ So my baby is now at playschool twice a week. 

It’s surreal sitting here with a cup of coffee in a quiet house. Toddler H was 9 months when we moved here and so its never been quiet. Occasionally when hubby takes her out it is, but it’s so weird that it will be this quiet twice a week. Every single week. She’s only going to play school for two half days, so not long, but time for me to have quality time with Baby B. I’m so looking forward to spending time with my baby, she’s growing up so fast, 5 months gone already and she’s desperate to play and be played with. I can’t wait to celebrate every baby milestone with her and really take these days in.

Baby B and I are going to do a baby class one day and on the other day I hope to get back on top of the house like we used to be. Our old house was spotless, yes muddles would appear, but it was also neat and tidy. I’ll be sharing some of my quick cleaning tips as I seem to be addicted to cleaning hacks… but as every clean has had to be quick the last few years I know which actually work and which don’t! I did love that in our old house we also had a spare bedroom with a wall of book cases and a huge study that we worked in and dumped everything in 😂 

Now, we have a room each for the girls, our room and a combined study/spare room we’re frantically trying to declutter 9 years worth of stuff which has always had two rooms to live in, a study and a spare room. It’s hard work. We really could do with an extra room… but realistically a lot of that stuff wasn’t ever used, and hasn’t been for two years since we moved, so do we really need it? 

Fingers crossed with my spare few hours a week I can start to get us back on track. So expect a lot more home related blog posts…

But, back to today’s milestone – Toddler H going to playschool on her own. She is so excite and so ready for it, I’m glad we waited until she was closer to three. Perhaps my sanity would have faired better if she’d gone closer to 2.5, but we’ve had so much fun as a threesome while daddy has been at work and she’s changed so much these last few months. She really is a little girl, saying “probably” and “actually”, making us laugh, being so so kind to her sister and so grown up making mummy lunch when mummy’s been feeding Baby B. For the record lunch involves a piece of bread on a plate, but she is so cute coming into the living room carrying the two plates, telling me: 

“Here you go mummy I made our lunch. One sandwich for you and one for me. Here is your plate mummy.”

She was initially asking if her best friends will be there, S, D and J, and does seem to understand they won’t, just as she sees certain fiends at certain classes, this is the same. Oh I do hope she makes friends, there were so many little ones this morning, she might just ask “what’s your name” to everyone, repeatedly. I think she doesn’t quite understand names if she’s not heard them before, so just keeps asking. One poor boy was trying to play with her on holiday and she just repeatedly asked what his name was. Which was very friendly and polite, but perhaps not the best way to play! 

I really do think she’s now the perfect age, eager to make new friends and so so excited to be going on her own. 

I can’t wait to go and pick her up though! I think Baby B is missing her big sister too, she’s been far more cry-y. 

How did you feel on your little ones first day? Any tips on organising your time with a baby to juggle too?

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    Kayleigh Watkins
    November 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I have three children aged 13 and 5 years and 8 months and I hated them starting school, I missed them terribly, they absolutely loved the freedom, I’m dreading when Mollie goes in a few years but on the other hand I can’t wait to get back to work as my fiance works hard all week, it will be good to take some of the pressure off him, I’d love to work from home but wouldn’t know where to begin or what to do xxx

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    Harry's Honest Mummy
    November 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I can’t give you any tips on how to juggle pick ups with a small baby at the same time but what I can re-assure you of is that she will be fine. I live in Wales and our 3 year olds have the option go to nursery class – within school – for half days Monday to Friday. It was so hard seeing how small he was up against the others but he settled in straight away. In fact he walked straight in without a second glance back at me. He loved it there and it made the transition to school (Reception) so much easier – for him and me, I am sure yours will love it too. #coolmumclub
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    November 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Oh I remember this well! It seemed so strange just being at home with a baby after juggling two, and as the baby napped whilst Tigs was at nursery every morning I had a year of golden time to myself every weekday! It comes in stages – it was really odd when Tigs started school and we had all day without her, we really missed her at the table for lunch. And now, the mouse is at nursery, it’s just me at home alone for 2.5 hours a few days a week – every day from Jan. Things just don’t stay stationary for long so enjoy every precious moment xx
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

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    November 11, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Gosh, I was a mess at Lila’s first day at nursery. After the initial shock, I didn’t know what to do with all this new found free time lol. She loves it there though, she’s making friends and learning all kinds of exciting things. And Im so proud of her.

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