This week heralded the start of a new era for us. You can read more about our New Beginnings over on this link. Bruiser has started his 3-yr-old funded nursery sessions. Its been so different not having him toddling round the house. Mondays for me were my half day kid-free time that I usually looked forward to but this week, I was clock watching. I had the full day to myself yet, I couldn’t wait for it to end and go and pick them both up. Wriggler though is loving that Bruiser will be at school more and looks forward to when he will eventually be able to play with him in the playground.
The boys this week have been inseparable. Everything they’ve done has been together. Bruiser loves following Wriggler around and copying his every move. A trip to Tesco resulted in the boys getting new chairs for their little room table. They even set themselves up in the shop and sat giggling away to each other.
Bruiser starting nursery has made me realise just how quickly he’s growing up. He had his hair cut last week which aged him a year to look at. Seeing the boys together in their chair’s at home this week has made me realise how tall Bruiser really is too. To look at their picture you wouldn’t have guessed there was nearly 4 years between them would you!
This week has been dominated by a cartoon that had previously taken over our house many years ago with Wriggler… Ben 10! and, its taken hold once again. This time its Bruiser that is captivated, while Wriggler tells him all about it and fills in the blanks for him 😉 Ben 10 has even led their creativity. Bruiser one night disappeared upstairs and came back with an empty toilet roll holder, put it on his wrist and slapped his hand down on it like Ben 10 does with his Omnitrix! This then led Wriggler to show Bruiser how to decorate it and make it into a ‘real’ Omnitrix!
Wriggler is really loving that Bruiser shares his love for drawing painting and generally been creative and is so encouraging of Bruiser’s efforts. It’s lovely to see them playing together so happily!
Bruiser’s refusal to sleep and persistent waking up over the previous 3 weeks really took its toll this week. The sleep deprivation made us go against all our principles and get him in bed with us. Eeek. (something only done when I was breastfeeding or when they’ve been really poorly). But, he slept and it allowed us get to catch up somewhat. It was beginning to feel like house of the walking dead in a morning. But it didn’t last long and he was back to sleeping in his own bed and sleeping all night again! *phew*
Bruiser turned into Daddy’s little helper this week as we nose-dived into the decorating. The boys, Wriggler especially seem quite excited about what we are doing and took full advantage of our turned backs while we were busy 🙂