After feeling a little unhappy with Zeph's pre school we finially made the decision to pull him out. While he often enjoyed himself I was becoming increasingly uncomfortable about the centre and felt that the educators could have been a little more enthusiastic in their interactions with the kids. Standing around chatting while parents drop off and collect their children never instills a sense of security.
Now that he is 3 he will attend a different local pre school and I hope this will be a more positive experience for all of us. But that has meant that for the past several weeks, Zephie has spent Fridays at home with the Lady Baby and I. Just the three of us with no social engagements, no appointments and no pressures.
It's actually (while exhausting) really lovely to have the opportunity to take a little 'backwards' step. Now more than ever I have a real sense of how quickly these years are passing. Things will keep moving forward, never again will I have Zephie at home with me all week every week. So while we have paused together on Fridays we have baked, taken walks, read books, been scooting and swimming and visiting the grampies.