Back to routine

First week back at school is
under our belts and the boys seem to be adjusting well to their new
routine. Youngest has moved into year 3
and eldest is in year 5, I can’t believe how quickly their primary education is
passing by. Year 3 is less about learning
through play and learning outright instead but youngest has yet to grumble
about the new challenges.

It’s been a busy week with three
birthday parties, the first was a lovely pizza party with good friends and a trip to a different park, the
second a laser tag party to celebrate double digits and the third a BBQ and bouncy castle. Normally we don’t get many birthday party
invites so its been like buses this week nothing for ages and then three at
once! Next week looks calmer on that
front but its back to swimming lessons and racket sports then. I really enjoy laser combat, its great fun
hiding behind trees and targeting the other team. It was a close game as although we started strongly the other
team quickly learnt the basics and clawed back a couple of winning rounds.

I am enjoying time to blog in the
day; it’s a luxury after squeezing writing in whenever I could over the summer
holidays. It’s back to the dog for
company, although she’s quite happy lazing on the sofa or keeping lookout at
her favourite spot in the window – barking at anything that moves!

I have enjoyed watching the
returning episode of Cold Feet, gosh how the characters look so much older now
though. I guess we are all getting
older so need to embrace life whilst we can. 
Although other than travelling more I don’t feel unfulfilled with my
lot, I am blessed to have my boys, a hard working husband and a slightly manic
dog. I don’t have any regrets. I try and look at the bright side of life. It must be something I say fairly regularly now as my children keep saying “look on the bright side” when any of the family grownup’s are feeling a bit down – they also say bounce back like Tigger! I love their optimism.

Eldest also had another sleepover as part of one of the birthday’s, he looked so grown up going off with his bags. I always feel a bit strange seeing them growing up. They still need me but not like they used too. But I am proud of how confident and sociable they are.

For downtime we have been enjoying the PS4, the graphics are incredible. I do get a hard time as apparently children in my son’s class are allowed to play computer games that I won’t allow my pair too. I guess whatever age our children are there will always be a different challenge.

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