I think this year is going to be dubbed ‘the year of slack blogging’ because that is how I feel I’ve been. There have been so many things I thought about posting, and then never got around to completing, but then I guess that’s just the way of it sometimes.
This year has been a busy one so far, and it doesn’t look set to change any time soon. I can’t believe we’re over halfway through September already (eek!) and the next few months are filling up fast with both social events and deadlines for various things.
Despite all the business of being busy though, this term has been one of limbo. There is change in process, but we’re not quite there yet. For instance, we’re finishing up our Playcentre journey next week, which will be super sad (we’ll miss all our friends!) but also, really exciting as it marks our departure from a smaller kid focus, to a bigger kid focus. You see, my middle child turns 5 next month. How on earth is she almost five??? She’s long been ready to leave behind Playcentre and get stuck into ‘school’, so now is the time.
Aside from this we’re at that awkward, difficult and quite painful stage where our littlest is dropping her day naps. Oh lord. This stage kills me. It’s never clean. Never tidy. One day there will be no nap, and the next a 2 hour one, and then maybe a 45 minute, and then five days with no naps but by the fifth day she’s crashing out at 5pm, or worse, 4pm, and then she’s up and down all night because she’s overtired. Third child and I am yet to have one that just drops them with ease – although they are hell bent that they ARE ready to.
Anyway, it’s all good. This will pass, like it did the other times, and I am very much looking forward to having a nap free household and finding out new routines and better ‘school’ structure. And in the meantime the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, and there is plenty of this to look forward to: