Tuesday, 25 November 2008

hello and goodbye for a while.

I'm probably not going to get chance to post anything for a while as we're moving next monday and wont have the internet for a few weeks. I just want to say 'happy vibes' to anyone reading this and sending love to those fab GP ladies, who are amazing and inspiring.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

I've been neglecting this blog a little bit lately but with one thing or another I just dont get much chance to come on the pc. Charlie really doesnt like me to sit at the computer even whilst he is engrossed in play, he climbs on my knee and bashes the keyboard generally whining for 'bub'. I spend lots of time playing with him, taking out for walks and the toddler group but it just doesnt seem enough, like all mums at the moment a little 'me' time would really be a treat. We're also going to be moving house very soon, exciting but stressful springs to mind, I cant wait to have all the extra space but the thought of physically moving from our tiny cramped and very overcrowded house to our lovely new home all seems such hard work with charlie, animals and teenagers who want to stay living where we are!! I'm a bit run down right now as we've been ill and charlie insisted at getting up at 4am this morning, so Im of to have a drop of bachs olive remedy to perk me up a bit.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

my little bookworm.

A few weeks ago I was a bit worried about charlie's handling of books, he would throw them around, try and rip pages and just generally seemed to have lost his love of books. But here is my little bookworm happily engrossed in one of his favorite stories 'A Squash and a Squeeze''. I wonder if he was going through a little frustrated stage and was struggling to let me know.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Fun at the park

Pumpkin Fun.

Our week.

Well we've had a busy week. We went to a childrens science museum on Charlie's birthday, im sure he thoroughly enjoyed just running around and touching, pushing, driving and just generally having a great time discovering, but I have to say I was a little bit uncomfortable. It was half term and beyond busy, in fact it was bursting at the seams with mums, dads, kids, prams etc and it was so hard watching Charlie wait patiently to have a go at anything, when so many other children were snatching, grabbing and wanting to spend lots of time on things. Now I hope I don't sound like some over anxious mother or something but I did really notice that Charlie was calm and placid, he walked away from confrontation, he didn't get upset but looked bewildered. I certainly don't want to make judgements about children but it was so obvious how differently they behave. I also don't want to make out that my child is perfect, far from it, but I wonder if the other children were just mirroring their parents behaviour...wanting to be first in the queue, rushing and hurrying around etc.

Unfortunately it has confirmed my reasons, however valid for not going to loud, hectic toddler groups, instead we do lots of things together as a family and I don't mind how odd or against the norm that makes us.