As I said recently the twins started preschool in January. They started the first week back after Christmas, doing 2 mornings a week.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing. Lottie, especially, hasn’t found the transition easy. However, a few months in now and they seem to be far more settled and enjoying it far more.
In all honesty though, it has transformed our week. A new routine – and a little break for me.
Because (and let’s not beat around the bush), they can be hard work! As a stay-at-home-Mum they demand from me all day and generally wear me out! And yet the hardest part of it all is trying to fill up our entire week with PURE fun.
And so we are often either confined to a few places such as soft play or playgrounds or walks, or round to friends for play dates.
And so for these reasons, I have been so pleased with a new routine and focus this year. Something that has broken the week up a little, and given us all a new venture. Granted it is only 2.5 hours, twice a week (for now), but still…
I was so caught up in them starting preschool that it never dawned on me that it is the end of an era…of me being at home and being solely responsible for Harry & Lottie. That’s it. From the day we brought them home as tiny newborn twins, to now, I’ve been here 100%, the whole time.
By their side.
Each day, each week.
Learning new things about them, (about me), encountering new challenges, and watching all their new developments.
For these moments I am so grateful and extremely lucky. How very fortunate I have been.
But they aren’t little babies any longer, who are purely entertained by soft toys…they need a new level of stimulation and activity. They need to learn more from beyond the four walls of our home.
It has already been good for them.
And whilst preschool is currently only a few hours a week, this is the beginning of a gradual start of a build-up to school in a few years time. Which is exciting…and scary too.
We’ve had a right blast the three of us!! – pretty much just us most weekdays for the last 2 years and 6 months. We’ve laughed, cried, thrown tantrums (me included!), taken hours to get ready, been bored, trashed the house, painted, baked, read, been silly, and generally had TONNES of fun.
So here are some of my favourite Mummy, Harry & Lottie moments…and here’s to our new routine and many more wonderful times ahead.