Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Catching up?

It has been months since I have found time to write in this space. I don't really have any excuses other than life with three boys is VERY 'busy'. Puggle in particular is very active at the moment, which is lovely to watch but exhausting. We had a nice break over Christmas and I planned to get back into blogging in the New Year but time got away from me and it is March already - nearly our Autumn equinox here in the southern hemisphere (although you wouldn't believe it with the heat-way we have been having)!
So what have I been up to? Well nothing particular special. Just the usually working, parenting, cooking, cleaning, and, since Junior has started year 1, we seem to have spent an awful lot of time doing homework and after school activities!
Anyway, with all the focus on Junior and school of late I thought it was time that I dedicated a bit more time to Rascal and Puggle. We have started attending Toddler Gym once a week, (which they both love) and we have been attending a local playgroup each week. I have also been reading up on craft activities for the boys and I have subscribed to Productive Parenting and listened to a few Raising Playful Tots pod casts to provide a little inspiration.
The biggest problem I'm having at the moment is finding activities which all three boys can do together. Puggle still likes to put everything in his mouth so any activities with art supplies (even markers, crayons or chalk) needs to be very closely supervised or he will eat the supplies which really upsets Rascal - and once Rascal is upset things can degenerate very quickly. It makes life interesting and I just have to remember that it won't be too long and he will be beyond the "eating everything" stage and into the "I'm a 2 year old and I'm not going to eat anything" phase!

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