Posts Tagged ‘nursery’

Childhood influence – forever friends?

| Family, Observations

cousins playing

As a baby grows into a toddler and onwards, childhood influence is an interesting one to watch.  I’m sure there are plenty of parents with older children that area despairing or pleased at their childrens’ influencers but at the moment with N, it’s just really interesting to watch his friendships develop and evolve. N’s now […] Read more…

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What to take in a nursery bag

| Family, Observations

Boy in coat with ASA stage 1 swimming certificate

Mummy gets my bag ready for nursery the night before, but I like to include my own things just as we’re walking out of the door.  Anything to cause hassle and panic is great fun, although there is the danger of getting shouted at. The things mummy says we need to include are: Change of […] Read more…

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Chain saws and scared toddlers

| Observations

You’d think N would be used to noisy mechanical equipment, having been used to tractors, diggers, quad bikes etc from a young age.  But we’ve discovered that chain saws are really not a happy thing for him. His day nursery has a great forest school area that they play out in regularly, even more so […] Read more…

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Birthday party fun

| Days out, Milestones, Observations

Birthday party fun

So far, given he’s only 2, we’ve not got into the perpetual cycle of birthday party after birthday party.  Apart from informal ones which are just piling into soft play or general play sessions, he’s been to his 4 year old cousin’s, and someone else’s by default as he was a tag along to his […] Read more…

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Mine and My

| Observations

N’s at the amusing stage where everything’s ‘mine’. It’s always ‘MY this’, ‘My that’ or ‘MINE’ all said above normal volume. It can be a bit annoying when items clearly aren’t his, or if he’s taking offence to other children playing with his toys, but otherwise it’s funny (and preferable to the ‘why’s’ which haven’t […] Read more…

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Dinner time decisions

| Food & Drink

When I was working, it was really easy to work out what we were doing for dinner when.  I tended to eat at work, N would eat at either nursery or at the farm on non-nursery days, and OH would eat at the farm.  Obviously Friday to Sunday were normal family meals.  But now we’re […] Read more…

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Nursery mums (and dads)

| Observations

For the second day on the trot, we’ve had to hang around at nursery waiting for one parent (oh ok, it’s been the mums that are the culprits) who’s hogging the person doing child handovers and day run through, while everyone else has their child waiting to go home. For most of the last year […] Read more…

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Nursery heat

| Odds and sods

Nathaniel tends to like being warm, but his average temperature is fairly low at around 35.3ish degrees .  Even during the warm summer nights (yes remember, we did get these athough they were in September/October), he’d still usually go to bed in vest, sleepsuit & summer sleep bag.  Sometimes without the vest, but I just […] Read more…

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Returning to work

| Odds and sods

Two days in and I can’t quite believe that people say they like going to work to get a break from looking after the kids.  I reckon it’s the other way round, but maybe we’re lucky in that Nathaniel’s quite easy going (except when he’s teething and a bit grotty). I did a few keeping […] Read more…

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Nursery newbie

| Odds and sods

It’s now less than a month to go before Nathaniel starts at day nursery as I go back to work then.  I had a bit of a panic when I realised I’d not heard anything since sending off my cheque & registration form for him, then when I phoned they said they’d not got details […] Read more…

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