Getting your children ready to start back at school is a major thing for parents in the school holidays. You are trying to enjoy the time off with them but September looms and everything you need to get ready is in the back of your mind. Uniform, P.E. kit, bag, coat and last but not least : school shoes. Getting your children’s feet measured is a big milestone and as they get older, the excitement for the kids of seeing how much they have grown makes the measuring that bit easier.
And then they were seven! Seven seems so much more grown up than six, don’t you think? They are getting so big! They had a normal school day and swimming lesson on their birthday. They opened their presents in the morning with Daddy and then Nana came round in the evening to have tea with us and a brownie. We had a party at a local leisure centre a few days after. It was chaos but they had a brilliant time!
The last four weeks of these two being six. The last couple of months they’ve suddenly seemed much taller. Half term went by in a flash, with our trip to Wollaton Hall to see the Jurassic Kingdom exhibition, a family brunch at The Pudding Pantry and Halloween. I love the autumn feel and the colours in this month’s photos from a park trip on the 11th. The boys wanted to go on their skateboards but ended up moaning and bickering the whole time so we just gave up and went to the playground!
Another month has gone by and we’re now officially in Autumn. The boys have been busy at school with a bright jumper day, drama workshop, learning about the Fire of London and a library trip. They even got to wear shorts (and we know they love that!) again twice last week as the weather was so mild.
It only seems like a moment since I was writing August’s Siblings Post. The boys were away having an amazing time in Italy and I was looking forward to having a week at the seaside with them and bringing them home. The last four weeks have seen sun, sea and sand in Italy contrasted with coming home to our mixed British weather and back to school.
Your children starting school is one of the biggest milestones you’ll face. For me it was certainly the most emotive, my babies were really growing up. It was the start of a new chapter, the boys being more independent from us, off to make new friends and learn so many new things. For families with twins, starting school means there may be some extra things to consider.
What a great four weeks these two have had! From finishing school to starting this year’s Italian Summer adventure. And who better to do it with than your brother (“bruther” as Ethan wrote on the last piece of school work he brought home!), your best friend, partner in crime? I took this month’s photos at […]
One minute they’re best friends, the next they’re arguing, pushing and shoving or throwing the other’s toys and telling tales on each other. I guess that’s just normal for all close siblings that are in each other’s pockets almost 24 hours a day. Sometimes it’s still difficult for them to share not only things like toys or clothes but also us and our attention. They shout about who was talking first, telling me a story or asking a question, mostly while I’m trying my best to concentrate on driving!
We’re already half way through the year and the last four weeks have had their ups and downs. From the lovely relaxing week that was half-term to the stress of summer bedtimes with a million excuses not to sleep. This month I’m sharing some photos from our day out at Twycross Zoo on the 31st May.
Yesterday I missed something, an event in Ethan’s school life that I should have been there for. He received two certificates at premier assembly and I wasn’t there to see him standing up in front of everyone. I didn’t see his face, searching for me in the crowd and smiling and me smiling back so proud. I know there’ll be others and he’ll soon forget it but it really upset me. I was over emotional after a long week where I hadn’t felt well and was ready for a break, but there was something else behind that guilt. It was a guilt that has been there for six and a half years.