Arthur is now 34 months old.
This month has gone by like a flash.
The first half we had Mark home with us as it was school Easter holidays, Arthur always loves it when Daddy is off work!!
Daddy is big favourite to Arthur right now, he must say Daddy at least 100 times a day!
During the Easter holidays We had our amazing trip to Silhouette island where Arthur had an absolute blast. He still talks about going to “our little house” now which I love!
Arthur had an unplanned couple of hours at school this month as I had to take Freddie to hospital (he’s totally fine but more on that here!)
Mark took him into the class and apparently he was as good as gold and had a great time. When I went to go and pick him up he was happy to see me but wasn’t ready to go home!! I took that as a good sign for when he starts in June!
The following couple of days Arthur napped on the sofa at lunchtime!! I was SO excited at the prospect of nap time returning but it seems it was just a random couple of days!!
I’ve been a little worried about Arthur’s eating recently. He is pretty reluctant to eat a full meal most days and just wants to get on with playing (Mark’s mum tells me he was exactly the same!!) he seems happiest with smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. Obviously I want to make sure he has enough to eat but at the same time I don’t want him to just snack all the time…. It’s pretty frustrating!
We had a couple weeks of at nighttime accidents. Changing sheets every day grew thin quickly, but things seem to be back on track now. Not really sure what caused it. Apparently it’s really common up to 6 years old to not be dry at night so I need to remember just how good Arthur has been doing so far!!
Arthur has always been very shy with strangers and often will hide or pretend they aren’t there!! We have noticed a little shift in Arthurs shyness this month, he has started to open up to people a little more, showing him the toy he’s playing with or something along those lines. It’s not all the time and not with everyone but I have been really amazed and proud of him for it. It may not be a big deal to everyone, but knowing just how painfully shy he can be it is a big deal for him!!
This month we’ve started to see Arthur testing and pushing boundaries quite a bit, doing things he knows he shouldn’t be and trying out new things! There has been lots of “NO MUMMY” “NO DADDY” and running away if we tell him to stop doing something, or just outright ignoring us!
It’s been tough, but he’s quick to turn it all around with a big “cuggle” a kiss or even just a cheesy grin!
Mark and I are definitely noticing that Arthur is becoming a lot braver with his little adventures whether that’s just in the garden, at the beach or anywhere really…he climbs a bit higher, wanders a bit further away, just generally gaining confidence with everything he does, it’s great but scary for us too!
He’s been a proper little parrot this month, I think he’s taking in lots of new words (so we’ve really had to watch what we say!!). His speech continues to develop all the time and some of the things he comes out with really amazes me, and often makes us all laugh too!
I have had days where I have found it really tough to keep him entertained all day, for me it’s final confirmation that he really is ready to be in school!! It’s really not long until he will be there now, so on those days that are tough I’ve been trying to remind myself to make the most of it all!