I had my first parent/teacher meeting at Sun’s nursery the other night. Allow me to gush a little if you may. Afterall, if I can’t gush on my own blog then where can I?
I was a little nervous before the meeting as I always have in the back of my mind how awful things were when he began playgroup last December. I was so proud then to come away from the meeting having heard all about how well he is doing.
Sun changed nursery when we moved over Easter and it’s amazing to see how a different environment can have such an impact on a child. I’m not saying the other playgroup was pure evil but it wasn’t the right place for Sun and it’s only seeing how happy he is at his new nursery that I realise just how stressful the other place was for him.
At the moment it seems as if I can almost witness his development like a plant growing in stop motion. He’s changing into a proper preschooler. All of a sudden he can spell his name, recognise numbers and question things in a deeper way than ever before. This of course is balanced out by (hopefully) normal 3.5yr old behaviour.
The words ‘smelly poo poo’ are inserted in conversation as regularly as possible, regardless of appriopriateness of situation. So we hear, ‘that’s smelly poo poo porridge’, and ‘do you want a drink of my wee?’ a LOT at the minute followed by hysterical giggling. I almost wish I found all the scatalogical references as amusing as he did as I would be rolling about laughing all day long.
It’s lovely to see Sun and Shine’s relationship developing as well. Sun definitely still needs to work on his sharing but he is in general a lot more protective and loving with her than he was even a few months ago. Sun’s grandma came to visit a couple of weeks ago and as she was leaving she was giving Shine a goodbye cuddle as I was taking Sun back inside the house. He looked at me wide-eyed and said, ‘she can’t take my baby Shine, that’s my baby sister and I love her’. He also told me this week that soon he’ll be a mummy too so he can look after Shine all the time like me. It’s the little things like this that I love about being a parent.
And the best thing about Sun’s report card that I received the other night? His recipe for a Jubilee cake! Check it out below. So proud of my boy. Sure, he can be extremely annoying and test my patience and boundaries to the extreme but I am so in love with this little boy and so proud of who he’s becoming. Gush over, normal service to resume tomorrow.