Lots of Mummy Bloggers are writing about the fact that it’s the end of an era at the moment. Toddlers finishing pre school or children moving out of reception and infant classes. None of us are unique in this, but it’s a unique experience for us all. And of course, we’ve come to the end of an era for our own boys.
E goes to Primary School or Big Boy School in September and W will remain in the pre school for another 12 months. For us, it’s a big deal because it’s the last time that they will ever be in the same class together. I have seen so many blogs about women getting emotional over these changes and thought “durrr….” but it is, and was a big deal, so I apologise for those un supportive thoughts on my part!!!
It’s also a big deal, and the end of an era because it’s signalling to me that our boys are growing and that we need to encourage, facilitate and develop a level of independence of them from us and to an extent, us from them.
I’d been struggling with working out where I’m at with Lovely Bloke and our topics of conversation recently, as they were all about our children. But thankfully, we turned a corner on that, and we’re starting to complain about the state of the economy to each other more now, like we used to. It’s been nearly 5 years since we started parenting, so it’s nice for us to find a 10 minute window to sit and watch top gear re runs together – commenting on how much Jeremy Clarkson has aged….
For W, he’s going to learn to find his feet in pre school, E is going to learn to find his feet in primary school and Lovely Bloke and I are going to learn to find our way back to being a couple, as well as being parents. Lovely Bloke is also going to take up clay pigeon shooting and I’m going to take time to go for a swim and sit in the sauna. So change is definitely afoot in our house.
And speaking of change, some other women I know are making changes:
Chelle McCann has started a personal blog, which you can find here. It’s a good un and she writes about things I’m thinking about, more eloquently than I ever would…
Liz Fraser is doing some more radio work for BBC Cambridge in the afternoons, from 1-3pm and I recommend you give her a go, by listening online. She’s funny and has insights into being a parent, as a mum of three herself…
And finally, I’m toying with changing my twitter life – I’m thinking of using @cambridgemummy for my personal stuff and @westoncomms for more work orientated info. Don’t know if that’s my best idea, as I’m about to take on some more online platforms through another project, but it’s something I’m thinking about, so if you see me testing things out, that’s why I’m doing it…
What change is happening in your house, life and world? Would be nice to know that change is part of life for everyone.
Liz Weston is Cambridge Mummy, a self employed, full time working, mummy blogger and mummy to two lovely boys and wife to Lovely Bloke. They live in Cambridge (I know, but it’s good to be clear) and have a lovely life together. Most of the time.