The geekdaughter is now in her final year of pre-school, and will be starting primary school next September. She has developed a love for learning letters and numbers. She can count up to 29 entirely unassisted, and with a little prompting each time there’s a new “ty” (thirty, forty etc) she can get to 99. She’s also really enjoying colouring in, and manages to keep her colours almost entirely within the lines.
She’s also working really hard on her writing. The other morning I came downstairs to find she’d produced this, entirely unassisted:
If I’m honest I’m starting to worry that she might be doing too well – I hope we can keep her interested and motivated until she starts school.
Then there’s the geekson. He’s now completely mastered walking, and, much like his sister, now he’s got that sussed, he’s working on his talking. We had his first discernible words last weekend – “car” and “bye-bye”. I managed to get the latter on film as we said goodbye to some friends who’d been staying for the weekend:
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A very good friend of mine gave me an invaluable piece of advice when I was struggling to enjoy motherhood in the early days. She said “bank the good days. In fact in the early months, bank any good minutes you get. Then when you’re having a bad time, remind yourself of the good stuff”.
These days I am banking a huge amount of good stuff 🙂