Hello! After a small Summer hiatus, Mummy B is back. I hope you’ve had a lovely break.
Little D returned to nursery last Thursday, heralding an Autumn that already feels upon us. What a wonderful August it’s been and a thoroughly worthwhile exercise to switch off and have a break from the blog. But I did miss writing and I’m back with renewed enthusiasm and fizzing with ideas. With Big D about to start school and our home basement project almost complete, there’s plenty going on!
The girls are growing up so quickly. Little D has overnight blossomed into a wonderful little character entirely of her own. She is no longer my little living doll – although she is beautiful.
She has developed these things called opinions, her own little approach to life and a whole lot of sass! She also has the deepest voice I’ve ever heard on a child – hilarious considering her pint-size stature.
I suddenly see so much of myself in her little personality, and it makes me so happy to think she might have a little of my spirit in her. She has no shortage of determination. Her new fave phrase is “I do it mYsalf” [sic.], as she resists all assistance and throws full effort into achieving her newest goal, (often stacking fairly badly en route to success), before celebrating with a double-fisted claim and declaring triumphantly”I did it!”.
Big D is one of the kindest, softest little souls I’ve ever met with an energy for life that is so infectious. I’d love to see the world through her beautiful big brown eyes (and rose tinted spectacles). She is bright as a button, big hearted, confident and has an aura that seems to draw people towards her.
I’m so excited for her to be starting school: she is so ready and totally unphased by the prospect. She has always been über independent. On holiday in Spain recently, she was off having the time of her life on the beach with her NBF, sister and cousin, that it sometimes felt the only time she needed me was for pocket money to buy an ice-lolly! She relished being on a longer leash than I can realistically allow in London – and had a whale of a time.
It’s not always totally plain sailing, but we’ve managed to navigate the holidays with little stress and strain, partly because Daddy B has been on hand tag-teaming and taking some of the strain. He’s back at the grindstone now and we miss him immensely.
The new Season rings in big changes in my life, with Big D doing 5 full days at school and Little D 3 long mornings a week. I don’t want to let go of those baby/toddler days that seem now to be so fleeting and, while I’m ready for a bit of ‘me time‘, truth is, I don’t really know what I’ll do with it. I’ve kind of forgotten what it’s like to be alone and, if I’m honest, I’m a little scared by the prospect. Hopefully I’ll get used to it and find something creative to fill my time. Maybe I’ll start a new business.
Here are a few Summer snaps to let you know what I’ve been up to. I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Summer and thanks for tuning back in.
Love Mummy B