Remember I said at the beginning of the year that I was going to join in every single week? Yeah, well, that didn’t quite go to plan. I am determined to join in as much as I possibly can because I can’t wait to look back at the end of the year at the posts.
The kids were back at school last week and it was nice to get back into a routine. They love school and love seeing their friends, so they were pleased to be back. With the weather improving, they can come home and play in the garden or in the park, and hopefully, with the little ‘heatwave’ we are supposedly having this week, we might even get chance to have a picnic tea on the beach one evening. We had a lovely visit to Bodnant Gardens on Saturday – the weather was absolutely beautiful and the kids loved exploring and seeing the flowers beginning to come to life.
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
This little dude seems to have suddenly grown up in the past week or two. The toddler tantrums and sulks hit a peak at Easter and he was an absolute nightmare to be honest – a real ‘threenager’, but then seemed to grow up and sort himself out. The sulks happen less often, and he’s listening to instructions and tidying up after himself. He’s now totally ready to start preschool in September. In fact, he helped himself to a school jumper and school t-shirt out f the cupboard last week and insisted on wearing it around the house!
This one is being a bit of a pain in the arse at the moment – I know Harrison went through this stage at the same age, so I know it will pass and we’ll get our lovely gentle Alex back again soon. He’s being very argumentative and pushing boundaries as far as he can. Saying that though, he still can be the kindest and most caring little boy you can think of. He made the big kids in the park stop pushing the roundabout so Ben could get off and helped him up the climbing frame.
Like Ben, Harrison seems to have matured suddenly (and shot up in height!). He’s lost the childish silliness now and is now so sensible and lovely. He’s at the age where you can have a proper good chat and bit of banter with – we talk about music (he loves Little Mix, Post Malone and Ed Sheeran at the moment!) and cookery shows (he’s a Masterchef fan as well!). We find out soon (this week, I think!) about his junior school place. I can’t believe we will have a child in Junior school come September!!