After a lovely half term it was back to business this week. I always feel a bit nervous when she has to return to school after the holidays. I have written many a time on this blog that Meme doesn’t love school and returning after the Christmas holidays was tough – she was grumpy, tired and upset. I absolutely love the school holidays but I do worry that each one sets Meme back a little.
To my surprise she was fine, happy even, excited to see her friends. It was lovely to see and I am hoping that we have turned a corner. Lets face it when your child is happy then so are you. Meme’s good mood set the tone for the week. I was happy to get back to normal, spending time with my Harri. I am feeling a little apprehensive that Harri may be my last child and these carefree years will be over far too soon. I was telling my husband that this time next year Harri’s school application will have been submitted and she will be getting prepared for full time education, which I find all a little scary (and upsetting if I’m honest).
So I am determined to enjoy every second of my time with my girl. We spent our week at parks and cafes, meeting friends and playing. On Friday I decided to try a mummy and toddler class with her. I remember taking Meme to all kind of groups when she was a baby – Jo Jingles, stay and play and walkers to talkers. However, we all know what it is like when you have two, it just wasn’t that easy any more so poor Harri has hardly been to any groups. I wasn’t sure what to expect but Harri loved it and it was nice to meet some local Mums. So I’ve decided I’m going to make an effort to take her every week. I think it is quite easy for the youngest to become dependant on their older sister, when I told Harri were we going the first thing she asked was ‘is Meme coming too?’. However, she was fine on her own, mixing with children who will possibly be her school friends in a couple of years.
So this was our week. A week of ordinary moments. A week of getting back to normal.