Family & Days Out

My Little Man is Growing Up

Boo returned to preschool after the Easter holidays last week, so Little Man and I found ourselves without her for the first time in nearly 3 weeks. It sounds odd, but I think we needed it.

Over the holidays we had the letter confirming Boo’s reception class place for September. It’s saddened me. She’s ready, it’s a school that I love and she’ll thrive there, I know. But what about Little Man and I? I had my first real glimpse of what this might be like this week, as he’s developing and growing up so quickly now, that I really noticed the difference in him compared to just a few weeks ago, when we last had the day to ourselves.

He will concentrate more now, and play with things for a little while longer. He has started to enjoy imaginary play…

farm play

On this particular day, he was asking for ‘animals’ from practically the moment he woke up. So, when we returned from the school run, I grabbed his Happyland farm set and we settled down together in the living room to play. And he did play. He didn’t run off and try and grab food, he didn’t try climbing on the table, he didn’t repeatedly attempt to make a break for it out of the front door (yes, he can open it now – a true delight!), he didn’t throw everything and run off to another toy, no, he sat and played. For some time, too, and after his nap and lunch, he came back to it and we played again. It felt like a breakthrough, but in reality, he’s been changing in front of my eyes for weeks, but it takes moving out of the shadow and influence of his big sister for me to see him more clearly and appreciate what he’s capable of and allow him to call the shots on what we do and enjoy.

It was a lovely day. It gave me a glimpse of life from September onwards, though I know he’ll be so much more advanced by then, too. It reassured me that I might not sob every day of that month, missing my gorgeous girl, that perhaps it’s a time for Little Man to shine and have some one on one time and fun with me. I think I’m even starting to look forward to it…

Oh, and so you know that his plea for ‘animals’ did not go ignored, I took Boo and Little Man to the farm and park the next day, so all was well in his world….!

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