This week our word of the week is
Relief that Christmas is over and we can start to get back into our routine. Relief that we got through the Christmas holidays with only two meltdowns. Two quite big meltdowns but only two. Relief that both children were happy to go back to school and nursery. Relief that we got the chance of some peace and quiet when they did.
Christmas wasn’t terrible but with all of our holidays they are hard work. But with the Christmas holidays you get the added excitement of the Christmas build up. Ethan was definitely excited before Christmas day but he wasn’t sure why. Little E was very excited about seeing Christmas trees and just like Ethan with Christmas lights they were all pointed out.
Ethan has suddenly become aware of the days of the week. We decided to try to use a calendar to make him aware of when he was going back to school. At the moment it looks like it is working well and he knew that Thursday was a school day.
Little E was very happy to return to nursery. She gets bored at home very quickly and she returned home in a very happy mood.
Our relief also means that we can now relax and unwind. It also means in my child free time I need to put the house back into some kind of order. There are lots of toys that need to find new homes. I have a feeling it may take a while.