The summer holidays are over and I’m actually quite sad about that. I’m not sure whether it is because I don’t have to worry about the daily juggle of going out to work any more thanks to my redundancy. Or whether I have finally started to become a more mellow mummy. We have had such great fun this summer with days out, adventures and lazy days at home too. Not sure we are quite ready to restrict our adventures to the weekends.
After months of indecision, waiting and lack of communication I was finally made redundant. Although expected it was very difficult opening up that last payslip and knowing that my 15 years service had come to an end and I wouldn’t be returning to my day job. If I’m honest I’m still coming to terms with it but I know that it would have been difficult to find childcare etc. and that I am now able to carve a new career for myself.
Roo seems to have matured so much over the summer. She has been so helpful when we have been on days out and I’ve needed to stop to feed Piglet or do a nappy change etc. She has occupied Tigger and helped pack bags, set up picnics etc. She is my right-hand girl and I’d be lost without her. We’ve had a few clashes but these have been down to us being tired from day trips and not being patient with each other as maybe we should be.
My little boy keeps surprising me this year. This summer he has stepped outside of his comfort zone and tried so many different activities that I would never have thought that he would have. From paddling in Amity Beach at Thorpe Park (in his boxers as I didn’t bring swimwear) to new theme park rides and going down big slides on his own.
Is growing up before my very eyes, at nine months old she is far more active than her siblings were at this age. Nothing is safe and when she is called up on something she simply turns, smiles at you and then continues with whatever she was doing. She’s just starting to pull herself up onto things so I can tell she is going to be my climber.