With three children things can drag out somewhat. Now Ned is nearing nursery age i’m finally getting to the stage where after 8 years I can get rid of the pushchair. This will be revolutionary in lots of ways, not least because its quite a good general coat hanger in the hallway. Where will I put all the general ‘stuff’ when I go shopping? What will I be able to hide behind and use as a sort of barrier to sociability on the school run? Its a frightening new world out there.
In many way this week will mark a real change. Last week Ned finished his brilliant playgroup, the one i’ve been driving backwards and forwards to for years and the one which feels so much more of a happier place for me than their primary school. When we left for the final time Ned was happy and somehow oblivious that this was quite a major thing, meanwhile I felt all melancholy for my children’s babyhoods. In September I’ll be able to start properly counting down to the end of primary school years. Only 8 of them to endure.
The last few months have also marked a bit of an end of an era for this blog. Fifi and the boy are now easily old enough to read and engage with the things I write, as are their friends. This means that I cant really write the same things I used to or in the same way. Its not useful giving your children an insight into your innermost thoughts and worries! That means there needs to be a slightly new direction to things and I probably need to spend some time making some of the posts private.
I’d love to hear your ideas about what I could do with the blog and which direction I should go with it. I’m tempted to focus more on books, museums and craft which is basically a lot of what I’ve been doing recently anyhow. However, i’m not convinced and I wonder if I should just open up the site to others so they can tell the world their experiences of being a mummy. What do you think?