Yes, it’s happened. Little Isla, who is full of sass at the best of times, is becoming a little madam. Noah has developed an attitude too over the past few weeks. The videos they watch on YouTube are full of children who are rude and do naughty things around the house (acting of course), but I believe it’s teaching the kiddies that they can behave like that.
The best thing about kids is they’re all so different. It is watching them grow and blossom, their personalities shining through more and more with each passing day. So kids are arty, others are more into science. Some enjoy reading, others would rather make home movies. Some can’t get enough of the outdoors, and some are indoor-obsessed. This last point is not necessarily a bad thing. They may just prefer to play the role of sofa-loving director in their sibling’s theatre production.
I recently saw a big topic over on mumsnet this week about who to have in the delivery suite with you. There is a debate over whether to have Mum, or partner and whether the partner would feel left out if the Mum went in with you. Well, I had both in the room with Noah, my first, and I am extremely glad I did have them both.
No matter what, we all have a family. From our parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family right through to our partners, children and grandchildren of our own in later life, family plays an important role throughout the course of life. Our family is a vital support network, one which provides us with all-important love, care, sympathy and words of kindness. Families should be there to help you out in your time of need – after all, who else will know you better than your close family!
We’ve had our fair share of illnesses this school term. It started with the good ole sickness bug and has just ended with both children having their turn with Chicken Pox. Both completely immobilising for quite different reasons. Before Noah had chicken pox I had absolutely no idea that you are prevented from flying. We booked our holiday to Greece 3 weeks before we left and Noah came down with Chicken Pox 7 days before we flew!
Isla and Noah received a fabulous kit from BEAR, it included: A Big Book Club cushion, fabulous books to read, a ‘reading cave’ sign and ideas on creating a bear cave for the kiddies to sit and read their books. It was just what we needed on a rainy day.
This summer holiday has been so spontaneous, mostly due to the wet weather we have had. It’s meant that any grand plans have changed last minute, including holidays. When we have had some dry weather, it’s been great to get out with some handy activities in my back pocket. Thanks to our Paws Outdoors kit from BEAR and The Wildlife Trusts. BEAR are all about getting the little ones out and about with nature. So they teamed up with The Wildlife Trust to make sure our cubs have lots of fun things to do.
On Sunday we went for a lovely walk in the woods. It was nice because we ended up at the RSPB bird lodge, spontaneously. It’s a nice walk along the woodland to get to the lodge, surrounded by nature. A straight line with a forest on one side and big open space on the other. It makes for great perspective photos. Daddy took his big camera out too, always guaranteed a nice photo!
Talented and gifted. What does that even mean and who gets to decide which child is gifted and which is not? Like so many things in life, this is a point of much discussion. So, whether you or your child has been told by an educator that they are gifted, or if you believe your child could benefit from some extracurricular activities to expand their experiences and knowledge, then be assured that there are a number of great ways your child can actively learn and enjoy it.
Now as most of you know who follow my blog, I am far from the perfect Mummy. I forget their school kits all the time, take them to school with their hair unbrushed or even worse uniform on inside out! It can be stressful trying to remember to do the mental checklist before you leave the house and those first days of school are harder. Because its the first day of school!