My last post was about spending all our times at fun fairs and we’ve pretty much done the same this last week. There was the college one we *had* to go to as the nephew goes there. Then there was the community one for various good causes and then there was the one for the local cricket club. I’m pretty sure the boys now think every weekend should consist of sitting on a toy bus and ding the bell non stop. We, on the other hand, have enjoyed sitting a lot on the grass and eating a lot of BBQ food and candy floss. I’m not quite sure why they’ve all come at once given that there is a massively long summer holiday coming up but it was very enjoyable so we can’t complain.
It’s around now where I’ve noticed the big changes in the boys. I think it’s when you compare what they were both like at the start of school year and a whole academic year on. The baby is now a babbling toddler and forever hunting for something new to climb or shake. He has a love of duplo and for throwing himself at his big brother. His big brother seems to have shot up over the last couple of months and is verging on tweendom already. He now reads his own menu in restaurants and has cheeky comebacks a plenty even when it doesn’t concern him. He’s as patient as ever with his little hurricane of a brother which is lucky for me when it comes to all the daily refereeing. The summer holidays are going to be interesting.
And speaking of massively long summer holidays, we have one more full week of school to go and we are so ready for some lie ins. We have no plans for the summer and we’ve spent the weekend throwing around ideas and wondering what to do and when to best do it all. We will come up with something and we’ve got some very very vague plans now, so it’s sort of a start. We’ve got to balance busy periods of work in between all of that so it’s going to be a bit of a challenge. But about 60% of parenting seems to be about juggling doesn’t it?