Hello Little Z,
You’re started Pre-school! Hurrah! Hurrah! I was absolutely dreading it and, if I’m honest, I didn’t want to send you at all but after a lot of going back and forth I figured it would be good to build your confidence a bit. It started off ok ish but I didn’t love that first day very much at all. I think you do secretly enjoy it now but you cry almost every time I drop you off and sometimes when I pick you up too. It’s only a couple of days a week though so it’s not too bad and we still get to spend a lot of time together. I hate that its eaten into our only 2 days together but I’m going to make the most of the holidays when they come and maybe we’ll have some sneaky days out where I won’t send you. You love your keyworker, as do I, and the staff are really lovely and patient. You are slowly settling in and besides the one time you tried to lock us both into the bathroom I think you are reluctantly accepting that this is something you’re going to have to do.
I really hope to, one day soon, listen to how you love it there and don’t want to come home and how your keyworker is fantastic. Of course I’ll be on my blog that day quicker than lightning moaning about how you prefer her over me but nonetheless I want you to love it.
I’m secretly very happy now that you’re classed as a “late leaver”. It means you’re not starting school until 2015 and that’s well and truly fine by me!
You have somehow developed the ability to talk even faster and more than you used to and you’ve become such a little bossy boots. Apparently you’re not meant to say “bossy” anymore though but that does fit you to a tee right now. Your favourite phrase is “Listen to me” and then what follows is a big lecture about how we should let you do something (that you usually shouldn’t be) and how we should “share share” and of course you should go first. It was your Grandmas birthday at the weekend and you instructed her on exactly when and how to blow out her candles and waved dramatically at your much older cousins (that helped her) for interfering. You get away with it because you’re the youngest but I’m not sure you will for very long at pre-school.
You’re still very shy around new people but that didn’t stop you whipping out all your Thomas the Tank engine underpants from the dryer and proudly displaying them to Daddy’s friend that had come to visit. He wasn’t quite sure how to react and let out a nervous laughter. Your little chest puffed out with pride and you emphasised how they had Thomas on the front. I think we need to take you to see the big Thomas steam trains that will be out on Easter weekend. I think you’ll really love it!
Your uncle, my little brother, is getting married this year. The venue is all booked and its all very exciting. Its going to be a lot of fun organising it all. And probably stressful. And funny. And hectic. All the family under one roof again for a few days. Its definitely going to be crazy. You’re going to love it!
Soooo….until next time. Mwah!