It’s such a busy time for us at the moment – our weeks are full of appointments and commitments and this week was no different. There were two main events that I was really looking forward to:
On Thursday it was Meme’s sports day and we were all so excited about it. The weather was glorious and, I know I sound typically British, but it was actually a bit too hot (you can’t please us can you?). I loved watching my girl, she has grown so much this last year and I couldn’t be more proud of her. She has a go of everything, nothing phases her and she constantly strives to be the best – I hope she continues to do so.
Friday was a big day for my Harri, we visited a pre school for her to start in September. She currently goes to nursery one day a week but, come September, she will have 15 government funded hours so she will be in childcare for 2 1/2 days a week, a big change for her. At the moment she goes to a really lovely nursery, which I have been making the weekly journey to for almost 5 years, first taking Meme and then Harri. I will miss it as will Harri but Meme made such great progress in pre school, I feel it helped her gain more independence, confidence and prepared her for school and I hope Harri will benefit the same.
Anyway, we spent an hour there, me completing and signing forms whilst Harri had a potter around. It’s funny as when I first took Meme she wouldn’t leave my side, Harri was a different story, I didn’t see her at all! She had a good play and all the Children hugged her as she left. I am so excited for her to start in September as I know she will love it. I say this all the time (and usually with a tear in my eye) but my baby is growing up.
It’s been a big week for our country and, like many, I awoke to the news that we had chosen to leave the European Union, which shocks and saddens me. People are angry and upset and I understand this, it is a scary time of change and unrest for everyone – there have been so many questions regarding our children’s future on social media. However, a fellow blogger wrote on Instagram that she still sees a bright future for her Children, that they will succeed in whatever they put their hearts and minds into and I couldn’t agree more. There will always be obstacles for our babies, this being one and no doubt more will emerge in the future, just as there were when we were growing up. All we can do is love, support and encourage them to reach for the stars, to work hard and believe in themselves. There is no doubt in my mind that my girls will achieve great things.