Nerys is going through a bit of a funny phase at the moment.
One minute she’ll be telling me what a big girl she is, and how she can’t wait to be a grown up like me. Then the next minute she’ll be pretending to be a baby, speaking gibberish in a high pitched voice.
As part of this ‘baby’ game, she’s started playing with the washing basket, climbing in there with a cushion and her blanket and calling it her crib.
To be fair, she looks really quite comfy when she’s in there!
I think maybe she is just feeling a bit uncertain at the moment. She really does want to be a big girl and do big girl things. But at the same time I think she still wants to hold on to her role as the baby.
The last few months have been a big adjustment for her as she’s settled into the nursery class at school.
She’s learning how to write her letters and her numbers. She’s learning all sorts of social skills and how to behave in the school environment.
She’s coped with it all so well, but I think at times she needs to step back from that all and just be the baby again for a bit.
I think we can all relate to that a bit can’t we?
I know there are times when I just want to curl up with a cushion and a blanket and have someone else take care of me for a while!