Mr 7 is never quite sitting still. Even when he is sitting, he’s moving. It’s something that I struggle with when reading a book to him each night. I’ve learned that I need to let him fidget when we read, because that is how he listens better.
One of my favourite parts of Father’s Day is the kids shirts that the department stores bring out each year. Yes, I admit I am one of *those* parents who buys cutesy shirts with cutesy phrases about how awesome Dad or Mum is. Mr 7 has 3 or 4 of them at the moment. Although as he has gotten older they have moved away from from cutesy phrases and into the superheroes.
Today Mr 6 becomes Mr 7! I realised last week that I didn’t actually do an interview with him last year to see how his answers had changed. It’s been great to see how his interests change and that he still has similar best friends.
I have a controversial confession to make, I don’t always miss my son when I am not spending time with him. For a long time I felt guilty about it because I thought that it proved that I didn’t have a bond with my son. It sounds strange when I write it down, I’m feeling guilty about not feeling guilty.When I organise to have child free time I do it with people who I trust. I know that he is safe when I am not with him and that the people he is spending time with care about his well being. I wouldn’t leave him if they didn’t. So it suddenly occurred to me a couple of years ago, that I didn’t need to feel guilty when he was spending time with other people.
*Brought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola. I received 4 Colour Alive colouring packs in order to complete this review.*
A colouring in book is a staple of everyone’s childhood. I’m sure we all have memories of time spent filling pages with rainbows of colour. We all had our own ways of colouring. Some spent extra time making sure every spot was filled. While others scribbled as fast as they could.