Tag: THESE TWO

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

THESE TWO | NOVEMBER

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 | OCTOBER

THESE TWO | OCTOBER

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 | SEPTEMEBER

THESE TWO | SEPTEMEBER

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 past month has been hard. I won’t lie, I’ve been at breaking point during some parts. I’m not sure if its because the new school term started and after having a really lazy six weeks off, they have been hit with tiredness. I have screamed and shouted more times I can count and as a parent I have been tested.

I won’t say its either one or the other because quite frankly both G and H are just as bad as one another. H copies G and G thinks she can get away with anything and everything. I am assuming its her age and she is having a huge hormonal burst. But they have not been all bad, and I we have had a lovely month of sibling bonds.

 

As a parent I worry about how both get on at school and even how their relationship pans out when I am not there. This month an incident happened at school where H was really upset, so upset he sought out his sister in the playground and sobbed into her shoulder. I was actually really upset about it. But G stood up to the big sister role and really looked after him. She made sure he was ok and took him inside to the dinner ladies. Apparently H said she really took care of him.

G has taken a huge confidence knock since being back at school and I worry so much. She thinks she is rubbish at everything, which she really isn’t. She is such a clever, funny, bright young girl. I mentioned last month that we would be returning to swimming, and this is where her confidence really lacks. She is such a good swimmer, she struggles though, determined that she is no good. We just need to give her that little boost. She is willing to give it her all though, which I can only ask for.

She is definitely showing signs of hormonal changes, which as a parent is pretty scary. Her moods are up and down and sometimes I really believe I am failing her. One minute we can be having a lovely conversation and tenth next she could be sulking in her room. I find it really hard dealing with her emotions and I think I need to take a step back and several deep breaths before I go in like a banshee at her!

H has fitted into year 2 really well. We had a few hiccups but unlike G, who flits between friends, H has a good circle of friends and a wonderful best friend who is so so similar to him. He really leans on him and I think its lovely that he has found someone he can rely on when I am not there. This year he has improved on so many levels already. I just need to push him that little bit more to do things. He can be quite lazy if he is left to his own devices!

I mention it every month but I have positive news this month about bedtimes! Since being back at school, both G and H have made no qualms about going to bed. We still have the odd night where they can play up but nine times out of ten they listen and go to bed. H still invades our bed maybe, 3 times a month. He struggles to over come his nightmares, so ends up taking comfort with us. I do secretly like it as he cuddles me tight which is lovely.

Apart form the bickering this month I have loved watching them grow. We have had quite a few moments where I have wanted to scream into a pillow but the good always weigh out the bad. They have been wonderful to watch this month and I could not be prouder of them both.

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

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 | JUNE

THESE TWO | JUNE

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 | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

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!

May has been such a lovely month and we close it with a week away. Its been a lovely sunny month and we as a family have spent some really lovely quality time together.

G has grown in confidence this month. She has been taking part in dance lessons at school and its something that she seems really passionate about. I am amazed at how confident she has become. Several occasions when I have  dropped her off at school for early morning club her teacher has commented on how well she is doing in class. Its lovely to hear and makes me super proud. This term school wise, G managed to complete a piece of homework without any help and really put her all into it. It was a great piece and something she should be very proud of.

Health wise, G has a fair few problems.. We started the month with G declaring that she couldn’t see. This was a worry as although she wears glasses, we have recently {within the last few years} been discharged from the hospital for her eyes. Thankfully nothing out of the blue came up and a small prescription change will hopefully help. G has also been under the weather quite a bit this month. A cough and a cold and then the week before we were due to go away she came down with a double ear infection, with a strong dose of antibiotics she was fit and well before we left.

May has been a very important month as its the last month H will ever be 5! He is on countdown to his birthday which is now just a few short weeks away. Its been a busy month of compiling birthday wish lists. H has progressed so much at school this month. His writing and reading has improved immensely and he always has a pen and a book in his hand. H has become rather obsessed with Hotwheels cars through May. He has put a rather large plastic fantastic garage on his birthday list so he has been busy building up his collection of cars ready for when {if} he gets it!

We have really been trying to influence H to do things for himself this month. We are making a conscious effort of not pandering to him all the time. Its hard as he is the baby of the family and I feel like I should do it, but there comes a time when really he should be doing it for himself.

Like every month we are still very much battling with the bedtime routine. I find this the hardest part of the day and we really need to get on top of it as its causing both G and H to have some bad temper moments due to tiredness.

May has been a rather lovely month and we have finished on a high with a very lovely holiday. Seeing both G and H bond has been lovely and very much a joy to watch.

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.