Tag: PARENTHOOD

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

THESE TWO | FEBUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JANUARY

THESE TWO | JANUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

This month has seen G and H back at school. The start of a new term and the start of something very new to G. This term the school are sending Year 3 to swimming lessons and although G goes outside of school its ideal that she gets the extra lessons the school are offering. She was really excited to go but had a little blip when push came to shove and I struggled to settle her the morning of the first lesson. Come home time she was fine and absolutely loved it {I knew she would as she is an excellent swimmer}

H has also had a big change when it comes to school and that is a new teacher. Last term was quite stressful for H. A new teacher at the start of September didn’t work out so he ended up with a supply but this month has seen a new permanent teacher start and so far he is loving her.

Both G and H academically are doing really well and I couldn’t be prouder of them both. Outside of school both do swimming lessons and clubs at school which they both adore doing. G especially loves her Gymnastics which she does before school every Friday.

January hasn’t been a very busy month socially. H has had lots of parties to attend {4 in one week at one point!} and as G gets older the invites slow down which she isn’t overly happy about! We have met up with family of weekends and spent time with just us as a four.

Lastly G and H’s bond grows ever stronger. I love watching their relationship blossom sometimes they have days where they declare they hate each other. The majority of the time they thrive on each others company. This month we saw snow fall, something H hasn’t really seen and watching them both in the garden, snow ball fighting and laughing, big belly laughing made me melt a little. I am so glad they have each other.

These two in January have been a joy to watch.

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

It has taken me two whole weeks to finally accept we are in December and that in juts a few short weeks Christmas will be upon us. Normally I am all for Christmas and excited but the past few months have been so hectic and […]

TODAY YOU ARE EIGHT

TODAY YOU ARE EIGHT

Today you are eight. I remember the doctors handing you to daddy. I was in complete and utter shock not only from the rush of the birth and the frenzied run down to theatre but I was in denial that you were mine. All 10lb of […]

TRICK OR TREAT, SMELL MY FEET, CAN I HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO EAT…

TRICK OR TREAT, SMELL MY FEET, CAN I HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO EAT…

When I was younger I was never allowed to go trick or treating. It didn’t bother me as I was never that into it. We used to sit in the dark with the curtains closed tricking the people that knocked, making them believe we were not in. I think over the years its become much more appealing for us brits to go out and join in the fun. To be honest I am still not a fan but since having children my feelings about Halloween have subsided a little.

We didn’t go proper trick or treating until a few years ago. Luckily we still lived in our flat and no-one bothered to knock but know we are in our house there is no escaping the tiny cries of Trick or Treat from the children of the neighbourhood. Last year we stayed in as shamefully I didn’t want to take the kids out on my own, but we did decorate and open the door to anyone that knocked {I did eventually turn the doorbell off as it did get a bit much!} I promised them when I tucked them into bed that night that we would go out next year, and I have kept my promise as we planned to go out as a whole group.

Last week I had bought G and H their costumes. G was a Zombie Princess and H was a Ghost Ninja {I actually thought it was a Pirate costume at first but was mistaken when I got to the till} Since getting the costumes its been non-stop questions of “when is it Halloween?” 

This year we decided to go out and spend it with family. Mr B was working so I took G and H on my own. I ended up going up to my in-laws and went out all together with my sister-in-laws and cousins. It was actually quite fun and all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Its funny to think how we have adapted to this tradition from America. It was not like this when I was younger!

H has been saying a slogan for a while now and I am not sure where he got it from. Trick or Treat, Smell my feet, Can I have something nice to eat. I am guessing from some American YouTube channel as he says it with a slight twang! I actually found it quite amusing the first time I heard it but after hearing it for the 10,000 time it become rather repetitive! In the excitement this morning he promised he would say it to every door he knocked on, but I think he must of forgotten when he saw all the treats! G got scared a little with some rather out there houses, I mean out there too, they were pretty scary for the adults let alone children!

All in all we have had a really fun evening! We have come home with buckets full of treats and two very tired children, who surprisingly have gone straight to bed!

Did you go out and trick or treat? Or do you not bother with Halloween? I would love to know your thoughts!

 

 

FINDING THE CONFIDENCE TO CARRY ON

FINDING THE CONFIDENCE TO CARRY ON

I have never been that confident. I was never the outspoken type at school and if I was to walk in to a room full of people I didn’t know I would shy away to the corner and find it extremely difficult to fit in […]

ONE WEEK IN | BACK TO SCHOOL

ONE WEEK IN | BACK TO SCHOOL

This time last week I was all prepared for the new school year. Uniforms ironed, lunches made, book bags packed and new school shoes out ready for there first outing wearing in. I am sat here tonight, thinking how quickly that first week went. By […]

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

When I fell pregnant with H, all I could think about was that G was finally getting a sibling. Someone she could look after and teach new things too, someone she could love unconditionally. Someone she could share secrets with and someone that she could turn too when she needed them.

I won’t lie, sometimes I have moments where I think G actually hates her brother. If you were to ask her what she wanted  she would say a baby sister and vice versa, if you was to ask H what he wanted it would be a baby brother. This summer has been a huge testament to their bond and I actually now realise that G loves her brother very much, and H loves his sister just as much.

They can bicker till their faces turn blue and I worry that their bond just isn’t that strong but I then see things and hear things that prove me wrong. For instance, school. I always said to G she needed to look after H, I was so worried when he started school but knowing G was there to look after him gave me a sense of relief. It got to the point where H was actually ruining G’s street cred when it came to playtime. She told him he needed to play with his own friends and that upset me, but I then found out they do this special goodbye when dinner time is over. They high five, cuddle, kiss {on the cheek – because you know its quite embarrassing kissing your younger brother in the playground!} and then join their own lines. They got into this habit because H got so upset at lunch time it was the only thing that settled him when lining back up in class order. I then realised that G actually does lookout for him, it was something they both made up together and its something that they share between them.

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The summer holidays have also shown me that they both do really love each other, even if they don’t show it. Throughout the holidays I have completely thrown the bedtime routine out of the window. G struggled to sleep so I agreed that she could watch a DVD in bed. Nine times out of ten she would be asleep half way through the film. It wasn’t long before H cottoned on and it ended up with the bedtime routine going completely, at first H would take himself of to bed once the film ended but then it got to the point they were watching re-runs of the film and H would fall asleep on the floor. Not exactly the comfiest of positions to sleep in. One particular night after a pretty stressful day with them of me shouting and just generally being that horrible shouty parent I walked in to G and H in bed, snuggled in together sleeping peacefully. I left them together as I couldn’t bring myself to separate them. I sat and watched them sleeping and the realisation hit that even though they argue, bicker, fight and shout at each other, when push comes to shove they adore each other.

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Certain days out over the last six weeks have also shown me that they do have a wonderful bond, Several times I have asked G to look after H and she has stepped up to the mark and has guided him, taught him, and looked out for him. Last week we went to a pool party and I didn’t go in, I sat at the side watching both G and H play. G his quite confident in the water but H has not had lessons and is still a little wary about swimming pools. G blew me away at how she looked out for H that day. She taught him so much, from using a float, to jumping in {she caught him every time} to kicking his legs. H relies on his sister so much and G doesn’t realise that he looks up to her, he adores her and sometimes she just needs reminding, sometimes I need reminding that they really do have that sibling bond..

 

 

I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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JUNIOR SCHOOL READY, MY LITTLE GIRL, THE INFANT PUPIL NO MORE

JUNIOR SCHOOL READY, MY LITTLE GIRL, THE INFANT PUPIL NO MORE

In just a few short weeks {week and a half to be exact!} My gorgeous girly will no longer be an infant school pupil. This makes me sad, the three years that she has been in the infants of her school have literally flown by […]