[and old post i started a few weeks back but never posted….]
(We have now completed week 3 of school!)
I am about to embark into the new season of “school mumma’! On the weekend eve of Ethan starting school this coming Tuesday… i have mixed emotions of sadness (my first born babe is growing up and GOING. TO. FREAKING. SCHOOL. HELLO!)
How the hell did this little thing….
turn into this stunning young man… i feel like i just blinked my eyes and this happened!
But also i honestly have feelings of relief too…. 3 kids at home is…a handful! (to say the least!)
I’m really looking forward to having just “the girls” at home – looking forward to spending more time with Amaya – the middle child always seems to be overlooked more by older childs needs of big things (sport, parties, surfing with dad etc etc) …or the babies needs (breastfeeds, baby is crying, baby needs a nappy change, baby needs to be picked up, baby needs to eat BABY BABY BABY). Tomorrow i get to hang out with her for hours…
So… how’s my 2012 Goals going so far…. well things seem to be relatively on track! YAY!
Piano lessons start this monday arvo for Ethan & Me!
Awesome Abdominal class (for sorting out my abdominal seperation) starts Feb 4th.
Becoming more thrifty…well…deep breaths all you mumma’s… I’ve converted to CLOTH NAPPIES! since i already do a load of washing a day the extra work aint that bad, and after reading about how much land fill disposables actually cause. Did you know: “One baby can get through 5,000 disposable nappies before they are fully toilet trained and each of those nappies can take 500 years to decompose in landfill, while leaching yukky chemicals and releasing methane” taken from the “Bambooty” website where i have bought my nappies from! I have dabbled in attempting to use cloth with Ethan and Amaya but i just could not get my head around it…the extra work etc etc but this time around its surprisingly easy, cloth nappies have come a long way these days, since i was a baby in my terry flats. I still haven’t decided about whether i will use them out and about (although its pretty easy to i think) but definitely cloth full time at home…even overnight. The night nappies are working…no leaks so far in my cutey “bambootys”!
I also scored a bargain on EBAY this week… i’ve been lusting over Stokke Tripp Trapp chairs for my little brood for like forever but they are just slightly out of my price range at oh $349 (eeeek!)…. but i’m guessing that the patent on the awesome Norwegian design must up or something? because EBAY and the like is now flooded with copies without the European price tag! I picked up this “used” little baby for $20! Yes thats right it cost me $20 and a drive out to Seven Hills to pick it up. Needless to say Amaya loved it… and Ethan was jealous!
I’m looking at buying Ethan one for the dining table and also one for his school desk in his room….and maybe Elliot one since the copy versions include a tray…
Will update soon on our first few weeks of school….
Any other first time school mumma’s out there? how have the first few weeks been for you all….