“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran
I am going to sound like the worlds worst mother, but I’ve been finding that I dread Thursdays. Thursday is the day that Ollie doesn’t go to preschool. It’s also the day that Izzie has Forest School so doesn’t need picking up until 4.30pm. It alway seems like such a long day.
Ollie can get quite frustrated when he is bored. At the moment he is streets ahead of where Izzie was at the same age. I think because he thrives on keeping himself busy and learning new things.
This week I decided that we would start doing things on a Thursday, even if it was something small. I took both boys to Clarks to get their feet measured. Ollie’s hadn’t grown and as I was used to Izzies (melodramatic) reactions, I was expecting a meltdown at no new shoes – but he was good as good. Must be a girl/boy thing. I held Masons hand, and Ollie held his other and he was so sensible walking around town.
I then took both boys to Waitrose and I got some fresh flowers and stocked up on fruit. We then stopped in the cage for cake for the boys and a mocha (and cake shhhh) for me. Both boys were so well behaved, and I felt so proud when two separate people commented on how good they were. It made me wonder why I had been dreading the day.
I’m so conscious of the fact that Ollie will be starting school in September, and whilst I know he will be ready, I don’t think I’m ready to let my Rainbow baby go just yet. I want to make the most of our Thursdays until he starts school. I’m starting to realise how grown up he is getting now – there are moments where I wonder where the last four and a bit years have gone. We have the odd tantrum still and him and Izzie fall out consistently but I’m so proud of my biggest boy.
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