Ruby returned to school and is now in year 2, it only seems like a few weeks ago that she was tiny. Ruby in general likes school and seems happy; homework on the other hand is a different story. If you are a regular reader you will already be aware of the homework battles we face. My opinions have not changed, I dislike it and really don't agree with it. I see Ruby at the end of a school day looking exhausted and really feel for her as I try to encourage her to complete the silly amount of homework which she is set. Ruby often ends up in tears as reading and writing are not Ruby's favourite past times, if it was story telling or drama then it would be a very different situation.
Lottie turned 3 in the summer holidays and is now attending play school 3 full days a week! It is very clear that she loves it as every day she asks if it is a playschool day! Lottie has a very different character to Ruby and is much more girlie, this becomes a problem in the mornings as she likes to pick out her own clothing. Lottie's Peppa Pig obsession continues to grow, whereas by the age of 3 Ruby was beginning to go off Peppa. I think I'm going to feel somewhat sad when Lottie leaves behind the Peppa pig stage.
Now an update on me, I will put my hands up and admit I've found it hard being at home on my own. I miss having my little friend Lottie to keep me company and I miss the summer holiday fun I had with both girls.
Over the last month I have been trying to work out how to best utilise my days without Lottie as I really want to feel a sense of achievement. I am the church warden at my local church and I plan on using some of my time to help with the administration and other such things. I also want to have some 'me time' , after years of looking after my girls full time. I experienced reflexology for the very 1st time the other week and it took most of the session for me to relax, it's really isn't something that comes naturally to me. Does anyone have any tips? I have also just enrolled on a theology course at night school, I'm incredibly nervous but looking forward to the challenge of undertaking some studying, so what this space. And again I'm sorry again for the infrequent updates.