The Plan So my first post was 200 miles with 3 under 4 and we've got about quite a bit since then. Today we're trying out 250 miles with three aged five, three and almost 21 months. We're not setting off at 8am, no teddies have suffered catastrophes and everything has gone in the car.… Continue reading 250 miles in the dark
The Lion's Children's Bible makes what seems like an abrupt transition from the golden calf incident, to building the tabernacle to the spies heading off into the promised land. So we are already at Joshua, Caleb and ten other men returning from their scouting mission. It was decided that we should build the story with… Continue reading Lego Bible: Joshua and Caleb
I've been thinking for a while now that the name A Toddlers Point of View didn't really fit any more. In the house there's now a five year old now at school, a nearly four year old who sees herself as five and a 20 month old who will argue with anyone who has an… Continue reading Little Feet and Big Plans
We're approaching the end of our first half term. Everyone is tired. We've had our first parents evening and received glowing reports of how they've both just dived into it all. They seem to have a reasonable measure of their true abilities and are looking at ways to work them at that level. The eldest… Continue reading Surviving our first half term!
I've been writing this over a number of weeks. It may make no sense. If nothing else, maybe someone else in the same boat will find it and know that, no you're not alone, and no, I don't have any answers either... It was three weeks between saying goodbye and the visit to the chapel… Continue reading Observations of Childlike Grief
Tuesday I arrived to the primary germ factory to be greeted with Huggy Bear. Oh what a joyful thought went through my head. For those not aware of the wonders of the germ factory teddy bear you get the bear and a diary. The bear must accompany you through your day and the diary is… Continue reading The (mis)adventures of huggy bear
So today I un-stitched name tapes. The coat the eldest started nursery in, the youngest has now grown out of. It's the first time I've actually un-stitched any. It opens up that tension of wanting them to grow up, become independent and seeing just how much they have already done that. At the start of… Continue reading The little “milestones”