My New Years Resolution should be Action!!!!
I suppose this fits in with my organisation one
but i have noticed that I get twitchy when we don’t get out and about.
As parents, me and B both run businesses, working whatever hour necessary meaning a lot of tag teaming and a lot of reliance on family to help with childcare.
We don’t spend very much time as a family
and if we do it is generally at home.
We are exhausted, the house needs cleaning
but funnily enough Little B regularly asks to chill out,
as he’s been out and about with grandparents all week,
he likes being home.
I want to get out more, I need to get out more.
I want to do more as family and i want to make a plan about it.
B is a little reluctant, as recently he hasn’t had a day off from work at all and he just wants to chill out at home, which i fully understand, its just tough to find a balance right now and i feel i need to get me and LB out of the house more often, if nothing else.
LB is 3 at the end of January and starts preschool in April,
I’m not sure how many days etc as yet but it’s going to mean a little bit of juggling things around.
I’m worried it’ll mean I never get to spend time with my little man as at the minute we see each other in the morning before I drop him off at Nanny’s at 11am for work.
However preschool will start at 9.15 and I really don’t want this last year before school to be without that extra mummy time!
I already feel like I don’t spend enough time with him,
as I work late non-wed, so miss bedtime too.
I’m starting to feel like time is going way too quickly and although I know he’s so ready for preschool and that next stage,
I’m not sure I’m ready for this new change.
I want us to make more Memories, do more fun things,
learn more about each other, explore,
and one of those ideas that has been going round my head is
getting him signed up for a weekly activity.
LB spends a lot of time with grandparents while B and i work long days and usually one or both of us at weekends too.
So in official Namny and Grandad fashion he has them all wrapped around his little finger. They do whatever he wants, when he wants and they have had some fab days out too. Grandparent perrogative.
Though I feel bad that he doesn’t have these experiences with me and his dad because we always seem to be working (or too exhausted)!
So I’ve been thinking of something we could go and do together…..
I want an activity I can watch or join in with and then we could go and get hot chocolate or a treat after.
A little weekly thing to look forward to just us two
that gets him out, active and learning!
He’s a sociable kid but usually with adults,
he hasn’t really spent a huge amount of time with other children and that makes me a little nervous!
He’s not bothered me leaving him with Nanny and Grandad but whats he going to be like at preschool>
(probably completely show me up and have no issues at all-Ha)
I want to make sure he’s not the child who can’t share, is rude to other children, doesn’t listen or worse when he gets to school.
Mummy brain on panicked overdrive, I’m sure!
I don’t want anymore time to pass thinking I’m not doing enough
……what am i talking about thats a mothers prerogative hey!
Any recommendations or advice on preschool activities?