Coping With Big Changes

coping with big changes

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So, at the moment we’re all coping with some pretty big changes and I felt the need to have a little ramble about it all. So enjoy this brain splurge if it even makes any sense! 😂

The twiglets turned 4

The twiglets are now four! Four – how? It’s just absolutely mind-boggling that it’s been four whole years since we brought home two tiny bundles with little chicken legs.

Two tiny bundles that are now actual big children who you can hold whole conversations with and who have their own personalities. As always with their birthdays, I felt torn. Massively emotional at how fast time is flying by and the fact that the baby days are well and truly over. But also proud of the little people the twiglets are becoming. Excited to see how they’re going to get on at school. Privileged to be watching them grow up in front of my eyes. So many emotions!

Their birthday was amazing. We went to Chessington World of Adventures on the day and they had a fabulous time. The following weekend we had a party at a restaurant with a softplay (Broncos in Worcester Park), which was awesome.

Goodness knows what we’ll do for a party next year! I’ve heard that in Reception it’s often the norm to invite the whole class. Obviously the twigs are in separate classes and I can’t see us throwing a party for 60 children eek! Anyway, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it I guess!

coping with big changes

Not long until school

School is feeling very real now. Last week we had class visits at the twiglets’ new school. Each class was done on a different day and involved parents dropping the children off to the classroom to play for an hour and meet their new teacher. Meanwhile we went to the hall and received welcome packs, coffee and the opportunity to meet class reps and other parents in the class, and ask any questions.

I was really nervous as to how the twiglets would deal with the class visits. They know they’re going to be in separate classes but I’m not sure how much understanding they have of what this actually means. I had visions of one or both of them refusing to go into the classroom because the other wasn’t there. However, I was pleasantly surprised that both went in quite happily and seemed to have enjoyed themselves. H’s teacher mentioned that he’d been very quiet, which I guess is to be expected.

If I’m honest, it does give me a little twinge of worry. Have we done the right thing splitting them up? What if he’s just too shy or scared to make friends or to thrive at school? I really hope that won’t be the case – I’m sure he’ll just need time to get used to it all. C on the other hand, loved it and proudly told me that she’d been chosen to lead the line outside as she’d been ‘sitting beautifully.’

Anyway hopefully they’re ready and will be fine. I am neither ready or fine, but hey – it’s not about me! I’m not sure there’s much I can do about the emotional side of it. I think it’s probably a given that your only two children starting school at the same time is going to be an emotional rollercoaster. But I should really get on with buying uniform, labelling stuff and all that malarkey really.

Last week of nursery

This week is the twiglets’ last week at nursery. They’ve been going there since they were 18 months old so I am feeling VERY emotional about them leaving.

They were just little chubby toddlers wobbling around when they started and now they’ve grown into these amazing, chatty little people with huge personalities. I think it’s safe to say, I’m going to be an absolute wreck on their last day.

Also, C has developed such a lovely relationship with one of the staff members in particular. She absolutely loves her and I think she will genuinely miss her a lot. It’s such a safe, small, lovely environment. It’s quite scary to think they will be going off to a huge place where they’re just two out of hundreds of children.

Summer holidays

But before all that, we have the summer holidays to enjoy. Well I say enjoy! I have to admit I’m a tad nervous about keeping the twigs entertained and stimulated for 6 weeks uninterrupted. Of course, I’m really looking forward to it too. I just need to get on with thinking of some fun shiz to do so we don’t all go stir crazy!

I hope you enjoyed this little ramble. If you’re coping with big changes at the moment as well, I hope you’re feeling ok about them. And if you’re not, well that’s ok too. But we’ll get through them whatever. Anyway I’m off to enjoy my massive four-year olds before the madness of school begins! 😁

Thanks for reading!

Til next time,

Hannah xx

coping with big changes

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