Finding the Little Things that have made me smile every week, really helps me appreciate what’s great in my life. Too often I only see the bad. The argument about how we were spending our day, or Bee refusing to get in her car seat. The millionth house viewing that wasn’t quite right, or the Nanna-knitted cardigan lost and never found in the supermarket car park**. At times everything can seem wrong. But when I look back, there were so many rights.
A Little Discovery
Bee and I tried out a new playgroup. I can be quite picky about toddler groups, having worked in children’s centres and nursery schools. We already have one we love in our local community centre, focussed on natural toys – no noisy plastic in sight. But I’ve been looking for more groups to keep us occupied throughout the week. I found a perfect one. It’s basically like a nursery setting, with all the choice that provides, only I’m there too. The best of both worlds.
I’m in mind to write a separate blog post about it…
A Little Birthday Celebration
Nanna celebrated a big birthday this weekend. Grandpa whisked her off to the Lake District, but they popped in on their way home. We went out for lunch, played in the water park and finally got to give Nanna our special gift. A couple of weeks ago we spent the morning at a pottery painting studio, decorating a tea-cup and saucer. I was really pleased with how it turned out, and Nanna loved it. Bee and I also made Nanna a birthday cake. From the moment it came out of the oven she was asking for “pie”, and she was so excited when it was finally time to serve it. Although, she looked mighty worried when we placed it down in front of Nanna and not her.
A Little 4-Year-Old
We spent a morning with Bee’s 4-year-old friend. I sometimes miss hanging out with nursery aged children, and it’s always nice to be reminded of what we have to come. Bee loves older children, and will quite happily follow her big friend around all day. Before we dropped her back home with mummy we had quite the adventure; playgroup, lunch, the park and Asda. I was reminded just how much a 4-year-old can talk, and I learnt a top tip – everyone should have an emergency sparkly princess dress – you know, just in case.
And so another week is done. April has started (the best month because it has my birthday) and spring is, dare I say it, sprung.
What have you been up to this week? What are your Little Things?
**Who finds a hand knitted toddler cardigan and doesn’t hand it in to lost property? Who does that?