The kids are finally going to pre-school.
I mentioned this before but I feel like such a granola mother - I don't know of any other kids who are not at school yet.
The other day the babies were wearing those all in one Woolworths pjs for babies and these ones were white with some print so they really looked like babies.
I said to Connor, "baby, don't you want to rather stay home with nanny S for another 6 months? You're so little and I'm not sure if you should go to school"
Can you guess what he said?
"No, I'm going to school"
I wasn't surprised but still.
I'm one of those parents who likes to do things quickly and get it out of my mental space. So I don't have to think about it for a whole year.
So I bought all the school stuff for the whole year.
When it was all piling up in the study, I told Nanny S to pack it in the cottage for a few days and I emailed the school to ask if I could bring it all a day early.
With twins it takes three times as long to get anything done - each child and then the dynamic of them faffing around with one another, not listening, etc. Actually it may be four times as long :) So to cart all that stuff plus kids plus bags? No way.
We went there this morning and dropped off a boot (trunk) full of things - toilet rolls, tissues, soap, and 4 reams of paper.
The kids loved exploring and wouldn't come home. I very nearly had to 1, 2, 3 them.
By the way, my friend, Roz counts very fast. We drag out the 1, 2, 3 a bit so since we've spent a lot of time with them lately, I now say to the babies, "must I count fast like Aunty Roz?"
"NO, MUMMY, NO" :)
I met the 2 - 3 age group teacher. Really nice, young and energetic :)
Whenever I'm around teachers, I want to give them all medals. There is no way I would cope with even 8 littles for a whole day.
So it appears we're ready!
The kids are in bed, the camera is charged, D's taken leave (not just for this) and their outfits have been set aside.
Please tell me your words of advice for making the mornings run smoothly.
While you're at it, tell me again how I have 3 and a half year old children!
PS I'm going back to my no more than 2 hours blogging and reading blogs a day. I have some projects which I need to get to, besides all the reading and lazing around in this extreme heat :)
How long do you blog and read blogs daily for?