Nursery Woes and Birthday Shows

Children / Thursday, May 31st, 2018

When you have two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s hard work. Trust me, I know. When you’re the primary carer of two children born ten and a half months apart, it’s really hard work. Trust me, I know. I’ve spent the best part of three years willing time to pass. Looking forward to the next milestone because that’s when things will get ‘easier’. One particular milestone that’s been in my sights, is nursery. Life would surely be simple when the kids start their nursery placements.

Now nursery is literally just around the corner, the biggest has her third birthday and then BAM, she goes to school. I honestly didn’t think it would bother me, I would get the quiet time I’ve been craving. I’d get time to work as when one is at school, the other will nap. The perfect scenario. I’m absolutely dreading it though, how can she be three already? How is it possible that she’s old enough to attend a state nursery? Seriously, where did that time go?

Less than 24 hours old.

Ready for the next step –

Her, not me. She’s so ready, you can almost hear the cogs going around in her brain it’s working that hard. She loves reading, drawing, riding her bike and being outdoors. Everything that nursery will nurture and make even more fun for her. She’s been asking to go to school ever since we went to visit back in November. She loved every second and I know it’s time for her to spread her wings.

It’s me that’s not ready for the next step. I know she’s ready and I know how much she will blossom, but I just can’t help but think it’s too soon. She’s my first-born and time has just gone too quickly, time that I sincerely wish I enjoyed more. Just like everyone told me I should. Hindsight is a wonderful thing I know, but I can’t help but look back on the times I’d wished things were easier with regret.


Becoming a big sister at 10.5 months old.

Three is a magic number –

On the day that this post was published, the biggest turned three years old. Three whole years passed in a flash and she’s gone from a tiny 6lb 3oz baby to a walking, talking, tornado of incredibleness. She’s funny, she’s clever and she definitely knows what she wants. All I have to do is believe in her, believe that she’s ready to take on the world and know that this is where she needs to start. So Happy Birthday my beautiful girl, here’s where your next chapter begins!


Happy 3rd Birthday!

31 Replies to “Nursery Woes and Birthday Shows”

  1. It really is hard to let them go when they grow up! I think I cried for the first-week mine were gone and wandered around the house trying to figure out what to do with myself! It gets easier though and after a little while, you do look forward to that quiet time!

  2. My sister and I are 11 1/2 months apart. Plus my mom had a 3 1/2 yo as well. She can identify with what you are going through.
    The good news was that my sister and I were best friends and kept each other entertained.

  3. I quite enjoyed the freedom it gave the two of us. When we got back together after hours apart we were always so excited to be together again and share our days. It’s amazing how much you get done in those few hours! Happy 3rd Birthday to your darling girl xx

  4. Happy third birthday! (You are a warrior for having them 10 months apart!!)
    My first is turning one and a half next week and it is painful just thinking of how fast it has gone! I cannot imagine her going off to school!

  5. my eldest are 17 months apart and that was hard enough. Its hard when they first go to nursery and there will be wobbles fro you both, but you will love collecting her trying to get from her what she has done. ask very easy qustions did you paint etc then you may find out. its hard and they grow so so fast #Blogstravaganza

    1. I’ll remember that, I’m terrible for asking too many questions, she gets so frustrated with me! Thanks lovely xx

    1. To be honest, we planned it that way. I wanted it ‘done and dusted’, I just didn’t think it through! Haha! Thankyou! Xx

  6. You will be fine. After a while. You’ll cry. You’ll be sad. You’ll feel so guilty. But you will be fine. I sobbed in the car when L started nursery and I’m going to be a mess in September when he starts school! Time just goes by too fast. #blogstravaganza

  7. Happy birthday to your beautiful biggest girl! I dreaded my eldest starting nursery school, but once he was there and we were in our routine I found that I made better use of the time that we had together and it worked well having time with the younger one/ ones too. I hope that she enjoys it when she starts! Lovely to host #Blogstravaganza with you as always 🙂

    1. Ah thanks Jo. I’m really dreading this week, but I’m sure we’ll get into a routine soon xx

  8. Ah the quintessential dilemma of motherhood… we wish the early days and sleepless nights away, and in the blink of an eye, they’re gone and our littles are in school! How? When? And we crave those early days again… All the best for the nursery stage – she will love it!

  9. Hope she had a magical birthday. My youngest is 2 and started preschool at Easter: my heart aches each time I leave him! #blogstravaganza

  10. Being a parent, in my experience, is full of these feelings! My big boy is about to start High School and I totally understand what you are going through. You know they are ready, but you are just somehow wishing that time would slow down a little and give you time to catch your breath and take it all in. Happy birthday to your big girl. #Blogstravaganza

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