How are we already at the point of our twins starting school?! In some ways, it feels like only yesterday that we were sat on the sofa in our living room, having just returned from hospital, with two tiny, helpless babies in car seats, looking at each other like ‘so wtf do we do now?!’ Overwhelmed, emotional and bloody knackered…
This may be a bit of a ramble so bear with… I’ve had something on my mind recently with Instagram. And it’s to do with being an influencer.
As the twiglets are getting older and their understanding of the world is widening every day, I’m finding myself struggling with knowing how much to tell them about things. Fundamentally, I believe that honesty is the best policy with children. However, I find myself torn between wanting to be honest with them but also wanting to preserve their innocence while I still can. So how honest should parents be with children?
I don’t really consider myself to be very ‘Insta.’ I mean, I post on there (a lot – probably too much 😂) and I love it (again, probably too much 🙈). But I don’t always feel like I necessarily ‘fit in’ as such. I’m not saying this as some kind of pity party for one or anything – it’s just the way I see it. And actually I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t really mind 😊 So here are 5 reasons why I’m not very Instagram:
I’m currently sat in Costa with a coconut latte and a toastie, enjoying a rare couple of hours of peace and quiet. It’s half term and the twiglets are at a Playball camp for the morning. I’m trying to relax and appreciate the time to myself but I can’t help but think about the fraught, stressful few hours we had before we left the house earlier. Destructive behaviour in toddlers can be so difficult to deal with!!
I thought I’d share some funny parenting milestones I’ve experienced. Funny because they’re probably not the moments you might expect – baby’s first smile, baby learning to walk etc. Not those ones. These are probably a little more… silly. But sometimes it’s the silly little things that can make a significant difference to your life and how you feel about this crazy rollercoaster called parenting 🤪
Hello! So, as expected, I haven’t blogged since returning to teaching. At all. Life has been super busy and it’s been a big adjustment for us all. I’m not quite sure even after half a term that we’re actually fully used to it yet! So I just thought I’d write a little about what it’s been like returning to teaching after a long break.
I feel like there’s lots of stuff swirling around in my head at the moment and I’m in the mood for writing it down… Most of it is returning to work worries. It’s been a while. Three and a half years in fact! 😂
Back when the twiglets were babies, whenever I met a mum with older twins, one of the main questions I’d end up asking was ‘when does having twins get easier?’ Always spoken with a slight undertone of crazed desperation, meaning ‘please tell me it gets f**king easier, please, PLEASE!” 🤣 The other day, as I got the twiglets out of the car and they walked, both sensibly holding my hands, into their playgroup, it suddenly struck me that maybe we were actually there… Has it finally got easier?!
It’s inevitable. As kids grow, they become more and more aware of the world and what’s happening around them. It can be tough to realise that as a parent you’re no longer the sole influence on your children’s lives. So how do you cope when your children start to lose their innocence?