Love the holidays but craving routine..


It’s the last day of the Christmas holidays and as of tomorrow, both hubby and I will be back at work for the new year. Little Mr will be going to his Grandparents throughout the week as normal and as much as I really don’t want to go back to work, we are all desperately craving routine.

The great thing about the Christmas holidays is that the alarm clock is turned off, usual bedtime routines are ignored for family parties and the household chores just get done when you get chance.

We have had a wonderful two weeks off with our Little Mr. He’s at such an incredible age where he is literally soaking every bit of information in and is developing at an alarming rate. He’s been wonderful to be around this holiday but it’s obvious in some of his behaviour (tantrums, back chat and stubborness!) that he needs routine as much as we all do.

lm book

We have made a couple of changes to Little Mr’s routine over the holiday which won’t have helped. We have taken the sides off his cotbed and he is now in a big boy bed. It’s still very early days but he’s not much of a fan. I guess he’s still very much a toddler even if he sometimes acts a lot older. It was time to make the change though and I’m confident he’ll soon be more comfortable with it.

new bed

We have a settling in session with nursery this Friday which I really hope Little Mr will love. He seemed to like it back in the Summer and he loves making new friends and playing with others so I am hoping he will get on just fine. He’ll be going one day per week in February as he turns two years old. Crikey, I can’t believe he’s nearly two!

There’s a lot more change ahead over the next six months for Little Mr. He still uses a bottle for both his morning and bedtime milk and he uses his ‘do-do’ (aka dummy) for naps and at bedtime. It’ll soon be time for him to give it up but I fear it’s not going to be easy. One step at a time and we’ll get there.

As much as I don’t really want to go back to work, I’m looking forward to the next few weeks out the way and then start planning Little Mr’s birthday, a family break away in Wales and my friends Hen Do in London.

If you’re up with the larks tomorrow for back to school or work, good luck and hope your new year begins well!

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  • Reply Polka Dot Family 04/01/2015 at 9:47 pm

    I’m craving our routine back too, although the lay ins have been rather lovely. My children aren’t back at school / pre-school until Tuesday so a shorter week to get them used to the routine.

  • Reply Donna 04/01/2015 at 10:55 pm

    I hope it all goes well lovely. So much change for your Little Mr over the next few months but I’m sure it’ll go well and I hope he settles into his new bed soon! x

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