Sunday, 12 February 2017

My nursery boy

So as we welcomed January this year it was the time for you to start nursery my boy. As your birthday is at the end of January, your funding doesn't start until April term but we thought we would see how you got on for one morning a week just like we did with Halle. You've shown interest in going there for a play each time we walk past and I think you remember from when the girls went there.

As you spend all of your time with me, and now Élodie too I thought it would be difficult for you to not have me with you but you seem to have settled well. Your key person said that you like to play dinosaurs, interacting with full conversation, confident in your opinions but also you had a little sad moment at garden play time on two days as you sometimes would rather stay indoors to play or think it's home time already but you're easily pleased with the box of dinosaurs or toy story figures. As much as you seem to have settled, you're definitely a creature of habit and a 'home bird' like your mummy.

When it's pick up time, I love nothing more to see your face light up at the sight of me. Your safety, your normal, your mummy. You come running out with the biggest grin, kisses and hugs and let me know right away in your sweet little old voice that you want to go home for lunch. You go to your peg, put your bobble hat, jumper, raincoat and crocodile backpack on and off we go back to the car. On the way home you tell me you love me lots and want to have a relax when we're home. You're full of character my boy, there's two sides to you 1. Where you can be into your shell and an old man fixed in his ways, then 2. You're full of imaginary play, running wild on your "Andy dinosaur adventures" and you can't forget your "gizmo", showering me with kisses and asking me to be a brontosaurus. I'm so proud how you've settled my boy, I'm sure there will be moments when you're a little unsure but you always give it a go but always know where you want to end up, and what you want.

The nursery you go to we know well anyway as the girls went there and they're so motherly there so I feel comfort in that for times when you may wonder where I am (even though for now you only go for three hours on a Thursday.) I'm looking forward to hearing about friends you've made, things you've created or simply what you have been up to. You'll be doing a couple more mornings come April time and I think it'll be nice for the both of us, I'm going to miss you like crazy as I do already on the one morning a week, but it will enable you to get familiar with the surroundings before next year and me to get some one to one with Élodie, and also put more time into my work side of things (along with the everyday rubbings of being a Mama to four!). I really want time to slow down but it's inevitable that school is coming in just over a year...we would love to be in the situation where we could home school you guys but this is our path for now.

It's a crazy thought to me that September 2018 you'll be starting full time school - now that's a scary thought for me and I don't ever want to wish that time here, I'm embracing you fully for who you are right here, right now, my little nursery boy.

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