You turned 3! Low key with dinner at your favourite place in the world (McDonalds) a brand new bike and some great pressies from family. You are so easily pleased and never expect a fuss.
It has been a busy couple of weeks here, I have been absent from this space and have been so looking forward to returning.
With George turning 3 it also meant that he started Kindy. Here in New Zealand, once children turn 3 they are entitled to 20 hours free childcare each week.
We had his name down on the waiting list for an amazing Kindy in town. Situated on a 40 acre farm, complete with animals, organic gardens and Steiner based Philosophy. Because of the huge outdoor space and high teacher numbers we new it would suit George perfectly.
We did initial visits and as of last week he started on his own (without me hovering) 5 mornings a week. I was going to start with 3 but Mr H said we should go with the 5 that was offered - and I'm glad we did because he loves it.
He has settled in so well - and runs into the centre each morning and after doing a puzzle or reading a book, I kiss and hug him and say goodbye.............and that is that. Easy. After being such a clingy little man, this has been a huge surprise.
And there you have it. I am now a mum to 2 in school and 1 at Kindy. And 5 mornings a week free. Someone said don't underestimate how quickly the time will go - you were right! I'm getting lots of things done, but some days I'm also racing to get things finished in time for the midday pick up. I've been loving the quiet house and coffees in town. I have been keeping a beady eye open for a suitable part time job, ideally mornings and term time only......wishful thinking? The biggest adjustment hasn't been for George I think but for me.......funny huh?
And now it's the weekend. Pizza night, movies and lollies. A favourite round here. Everyone is suitably tired from their busy week. I'm looking forward to getting into the garden, the weather is going to be great for the next few days. The mornings are freezing but the days are turning out bright and warm. Hope life is treating you well in your part of the world.
Have a great weekend lovelies!