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Vicki shares her grief.
Most of us have had terrible two year olds on our hands at some point haven't we-please tell me you can relate-that loss of control, the irritation, embarrassment and frankly, downright fatigue of dealing with a 2 going on 12 year old 'twonager'! Yes we all know this stubbornness and quest for independence is formative, normal behaviour especially as 2 year olds can't yet reason, but it doesn't make it any less tough when you're in the midst of it all, does it?
So this morning we took the cute pictures of my toddler Alexander, just 2, in his nursery uniform, the same nursery that his older brother Oliver attended (and pre-school) and loved dearly- and we all smiled sweetly as my nerves were building...another day, another huge milestone for us all (after Oliver started school only last week)!
It's what we'd been gearing up for all summer...trial days at the end of last term were enjoyed (mostly making play dough cookies and playing in the sand pit), teachers had visited us at home (manic hoovering followed by a friendly chat with us both) and then finally, FINALLY Oliver was embarking on the biggest milestone of his little life yesterday-starting school!
There's a reason you never hear women remark, "Oh the week before menstruation is fun isn't it?" Ever.