15 September 2015

Playground antics and getting older

Is anyone looking forward to school holidays? I can't believe we are a few weeks away from the start of Term 4. Is it only me, but does it only feel like the year had just begun?

I will be happy to have a break from packing lunches and the school and preschool drop-off. Preschool has finished a day early for us, due to unforeseen circumstances at the centre so I've got Cherub at home today. 

I've had a stressful few weeks. Without going into too much detail, I've been having a couple of health issues. Over the past couple weeks I've been probed, scanned and tested. At the moment we are waiting on all my test results to come back. I'm keeping my fingers crossed its all good and just a sign of me getting older. Then later in October I'm booked in for a colonoscopy! I'm not at all looking forward to it. But my doctor assures me that I need to get it done as I'm over 40. The joys of turning older hey!

We've also had some issues with Popette in the playground. She had grown close with one particular girl all year, and had formed a lovely little relationship with her. The sort where they send each other letters stating "I love you so so so so much!". It was gorgeous. About a month ago Popette's other best friend, who she's known since forever, started at her school. This has been causing a little tension, and some "third-wheel" problems. I suggested to Popette that she plays with both girls, but it seems at one stage they played together and didn't include Popette, which has upsetted her. I think she feels as if she will lose both her "best" friends. 

Poor Popette hasn't reacted well and been saying not very nice things to her friends, and lashing out. I found out all of this through one of the little girl's mothers. Popette and I had a big talk about friendships, and how you should treat your friends. She seems to be a lot happier these past few days, so I am hoping she has patched things up with her friends. I hate seeing her so miserable.

What else has been happening? Well, my little blog turned 5 a couple weeks ago!! 5 years on, and I am still writing about my girls :)

Next week my hubby and I have to take Cherub for an MRI, following an appointment we had with a neurosurgeon at the beginning of the year about Cherub's poor balance, and coordination. He reassured me that its just to check her brain structure, and rule out anything. I am going to need a strong coffee that day!

Me and Cherub on Father's day

I can't believe this little one is nearly 4!

Cherub is also turning 4! I know I say it every year, but gee it comes by quickly. Lately I've been having a hard time watching my youngest grow up, I just want her to stay little forever. I sometimes ask Cherub "Can you stay little?", and she will say "OK mumma, I'll stay little" Nawww she's just so adorable. 

For Cherub's birthday we are planning a visit to the aquarium. Then after the holidays we'll be having a "Rainbow" party with some of her friends from preschool and playgroup. 

What have you got planned for the holidays? Have you had to give advice to your son or daughter about being a good friend? Have you had a colonoscopy?

I will be taking a little break over school holidays, and will be back here with news of Cherub's birthday party and news of our holidays in Term 4! Have a great break!

I am linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT.


  1. I had that feeling yesterday watching Punky master riding her bike on her own. So proud of her but so sad at the same time, I want her to stay little forever! She will be 4 in November and I am totally in denial! I hope all of the tests and the news come back good x

    1. Thanks Kylie. :) Yay for Punky riding her bike on her own, that's great. Popette (6.5) learnt to ride without training wheels earlier this year, and is so proud of herself! x

  2. Oh we've had lots of friendship talks.... this week! ;)
    I hope you enjoy the holidays and all the birthday celebrations go well. Congrats on 5 years of blogging! That's awesome :)

    1. Aww thanks Jess. I don't remember friendships being that hard when I was at school, but I guess that was a looong time ago! :)

  3. Oh hun - I have fingers toes and everything crossed for you for good results. I have had a colonoscopy done a few months ago and it was shitty (pun intended) but it is definitely worth doing and you will feel great when everything comes back all clear. Poor Popette though - the thought of any little one sad at school makes me so sad. She will power through this though and having you on her team is the reason why she will. Happy bloggy birthday - 5 years! Holy moly that is a HUGE milestone chick xx

    1. Thanks Son x The results are good so far, keeping fingers crossed colonoscopy come back good too. xx

  4. Crossing my fingers for you with all those tests. Happy blogging birthday-such an achievement! Hopefully the school troubles will change soon.

  5. Oh, Julie…I hope everything's okay with Cherub. Sending positive vibes x


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