Phew, I wasn’t sure if I’d get this month’s post up on time, but result, here it is! We’re into month 7 of month of firsts, and I was worried I’d not have any firsts to talk about. But fear not, I have.
In March, N
Went to the zoo
I suppose technically he has been to wildlife parks which have zoo animals, but Paignton Zoo was the first that he’s been to that names itself a zoo.
He enjoyed it loads, and I loved getting some amazing photos like this one – a very showy peacock.
Has ridden a bike with stabilisers
Now I’m not happy about the stabilisers. That’s why we have a balance bike, so N can learn to balance. He can also pedal, so now all he needs to do is combine the two. Not ride a bike with stabilisers and effectively be leaning to one side so not balancing at all.
But nursery have a bike with stabilisers, and every day I pick him up and they’re playing outside, he’s on the bike, riding it around. I can’t stop him from going on it, and I’m hoping that it’ll help him understand how much pressure he needs to put on bike pedals as last year, this was what he struggled with.
He has been going on his pedal bike at home more, and seems quite keen to be trying it when the weather’s better. So hopefully in the next couple of months he’ll up and biking. He needs to be because his balance bike is too small for him now really.
Has climbed out of the swimming pool
This first makes me laugh thinking about it. In Water Babies the toddler are encouraged to climb out of the pool on their own. By graduation, every child in the class could haul themselves out even with the fairly high side above the water level at the pool we go to…except for N. Mostly because he was being lazy and saying he couldn’t do it.
In the new swimming lessons, he hasn’t got me to give himself a boost up from. It’s a bit harder too because he wears a float belt as well so he’s got extra to haul himself up. But at a couple of lessons this week he has got himself out of the pool on his own. Finally! It seems that the lure of having a go at jumping in means he has to get out of the pool alone and quickly.
Has been doing up buttons
Woo, finally N has done up buttons himself.
He’s been able to dress himself for well over a year (but mostly moans about it and won’t), but he will not attempt zips (the starting them off), and previously buttons. But one day I looked round and saw he’d done the buttons on his polo shirt on. It was a bit of a surprise, but a nice one.
He was really proud of what he’d done, and we had to go and tell his dad too. He didn’t manage to do up his cardigan the other day, but I know he can do it, so can keep encouraging him to try.
Next stop is poppers on trousers. I suppose that’ll be harder because he likes to put his trousers on back to front to annoy me.
So a few firsts for March. Do you or your children have any firsts this month? If so come and link up with a post you’ve written. It can be any first – kids, you, or family firsts.