As we move nearer the end of January we are still in hibernation mode here. This week has been cold, and sometimes wet (although no snow here as usual on the Fylde Coast!) It’s been another quiet week at school and nursery for Toby and Gabe with not much on this weekend either.
On Saturday Toby had a soft play party for one of his school friends. I was really proud of him – he often struggles at soft play (especially one he hasn’t been to before) as he usually doesn’t like the big slides and if he finds himself at the top of one he tends to panic. However, within 5 minutes of being there he had already come down the big slide, and apart from one incident of crying because another boy had tripped him up, he was absolutely fine for the whole two hours!
Yesterday we were going to go to Dobbies after lunch, to get out of the house and to take advantage of the free drinks we get with our membership. But Toby was being awkward and just wanted to stay at home and play with his LEGO. So in the end, after agreeing he would need to do his homework first, he and I stayed while Barry took Gabe to Dobbies on his own.
To be honest it probably made for a more peaceful afternoon for everyone. As much as we like to spend time all together as a family, sometimes divide and conquer is the best parenting strategy we have!
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