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?