Sometimes I worry that my girl is not doing enough. Silly I know but we are all mothers and worry unnecessarily. Most kids Katie's age are at kindergarten/preschool three hours a day four days a week at this stage. Katie does all her hours at creche on a Monday and remains with me for the rest of the week. I thought about doing more for her out of the house, but quite frankly, I am reveling in spending "our" time together. I am being selfish and keeping her all to myself. I have come to the conclusion that this last year before school is one of the best. I remember it to be so with Hugh. He was my little buddy and when he started school I cried for a week I missed him so much. This year with Katie is just wonderful. After her Monday interaction, we have the week planned out. Take today as an example, we have cut and paste, baked brownies, played Barbies, been to storytime at the library, painted her nails and now she is sitting watching Peter Pan. She listened to it on CD in bed last night and I read it to her today. It was great to find the DVD today so she could watch it.
I tell you, that Barbie house was in disarray for days and days. As soon as I tidy it up, she is at it. Last night she asked me to play with her today. She looked forward to it so! And even while we played in her room - I was the official hairdresser combing out all their knots - she says, "Mum, I am having a really good time".
Makes it all worthwhile doesn't it.