Bit of a last minute rushed round up of the week. But there’s been a bit more activity wise as it’s lighter in the evenings. It’s now a struggle to get N in after nursery as he always wants to see what his dad’s doing in the farmyard.
Sunday: We tested the Dyson DC45 Cinetic and N loves it. Well really, he just loves doing any housework (cleaning the bath, the sink, hoovering etc), but he can move this one all over the place. I’m hoping he’ll continue to want to help out (or can be bribed) as he gets older and better at it!
Monday: This week N’s been getting out the puzzles out a lot more than normal. He actually made it through this full 45 piece puzzle without getting bored and wrecking it halfway through. It’s funny as he’ll rarely do one on his own. Even though he can, it’s like he wants to have someone there to tell him how well he’s doing and to talk him through which bits to look out for.
Tuesday: N loves The Gruffalo. I’ve promised him we’ll go and do the Gruffalo trail at Wendover Woods, and he saw these in the window at Waterstones and said he wanted one. I agreed that if he filled his toilet training button jar he could have one instead of a Tractor Ted dvd. Because I was worried they wouldn’t have any left by that point, I picked them up the other day (I really wanted to get the witch from Room on the Broom!) and hid them on the top of my dresser. Needless to say he’s already spotted them, but hasn’t tried to get them himself.
Wednesday: Even though the mornings are fairly light, N’s been sleeping in a bit later. He’s still up and in with me after his dad goes out to work early, but has been sleeping until 6.30 rather than 6.15! This morning he was obviously very relaxed, although his snoring did wake me
Thursday: If N can’t go out on the tractor or do ‘jobs’ with his dad after nursery, he likes to sit and play on the doorstep. Probably not the best place in case he wanders off, or someone driving in misses seeing him, but he’s not yet wandered off yet. Luckily he’s quite noisy at playing, so I can hear him when I’m unpacking lunchboxes in the kitchen. If it goes quiet I know I need to go and check what he’s up to. Fern likes to be with people so she always comes to meet the car as we drive in. N’s not keen on dog kisses though.
Friday: It’s been a chip week in our house. It just so happened that we had 3 days of chips (although only one from the chippy), thanks to meal planning going a bit awry. I’ve not quite got back into the OH working late evenings yet, so need to get on the ball with that. It means hopefully I’ll have to rush less after work to get tea on the table.
Saturday: It was a day of outdoor play. After being at Coombe Country Park with friends, N went out on the tractor with his dad, then wanted to play outside in the garden. This picture of him climbing in the Cosy Coupe just reminds me how much he’s grown since he had it. At first he struggled to get in, but now it’s like he has to fold himself in. How older children manage to scrunch themselves in, I have no idea!