Lately, little bear has been paying a lot of attention to the modes of transport around him. His speech isn’t too great but he definitely points out ‘cars’, ‘plane’, ‘choo choo’ and ‘toot toot (boat)’. I’ve been loving seeing him explore the world around him in this way and explaining to him where they’re going/what they’re doing. So obviously, it has made me think about taking him on a train again (we went once on the train to Southport with our friends Lisa & her little lady and once to Manchester which he loved both times). I’ve decided we should go on a train somewhere else, I think he would absolutely love it.
This month, my lovely friend Rachael over at From Rachael Claire and her friend Georgia at Georgia and Stan have together created this lovely linky for bloggers everywhere to take part in. I’ve never taken part in a linky before, but I’m already loving how this is going and I can’t wait to see everyone elses!
If you didn’t know (which I’m sure the majority of people reading this won’t) I’ve had a pretty stressful time lately, it’s been emotional and all sorts of stressful and tough so I’ve been trying to spend each evening doing something that helps me relieve some of that stress. It’s also very quickly become a regular evening thing for me to take some time for myself.
I think we have all seen and experienced the glorious weather lately. As well as wanting to be out in it a lot, I’ve also found the need to clean and have a good clear out of the house. We live in a 2 bed rented terraced and it seems it has been easy for us to just put things in a room or to the side so it looks relatively tidy but isn’t amazingly tidy, that bag of gift bags was still in the corner of bear’s room until recently, and we still have a dismantled dining table in our lounge and kitchen. But I’ve just felt the need to clean loads recently. Having the doors open, windows open and fresh, clean smells everywhere is my favourite thing now I’ve been getting ready for summer, our next job is to fully clear each room one by one (not just because we had a house inspection or we want to move at some point but “tidy house, tidy mind” and all that).
Before I even became a parent myself, I would see how others parented their children or see how society was changing and things becoming more mainstream etc and think “I would never do that with my children”. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this either. And it’s not to be crazy judgemental or to doubt anyone’s parenting skills. Before you become a parent, I’m sure most people don’t even have much of an idea of how children are at different ages; what they’re into? how they act? what will they be like? and so when we see others in passing or on our Facebook timelines with children, we’re simply observing and making our own ideals and how we would like to parent from what we’ve seen; maybe we’ve seen something really incredible which we feel will be amazing with our children, or we’ve seen something we immediately think “no, I couldn’t”.