A few years ago, I had 3 children under the age of 5. Not one of my better planned ideas, but then our little Pixie wasn't planned and was a real blessing from God as we had been told I wouldn't have any more children due to my having an underactive thyroid and PCOS, the fact I had 2 gorgeous boys was an absolute blessing. Around this time, I had a cancer scare and on being given the all clear, we decided to book a once in a lifetime holiday to celebrate life, love and family. We went to the Maldives and had the most amazing time - the fact it had an excellent kids club meant that DH and I had a bit too much time on our hands, and well, little Pixie was conceived.
We were thrilled, she really is a blessing and a delight to all who meet her. However, going back to my original point, having 3 so close in age can be really hard going at times. Before the boys were at school, I used to dread half term - it meant that the routine I had so carefully planned (toddler group/activity lead) went to pot as these places closed for the holidays. (Summer was even worse, but that's another blog!) So, I quite literally was run ragged for the duration of the holiday, trying to keep all of them amused, dealing with petty scraps yada yada.
Then something changed - DS1 went to school full time, followed by DS2 the year after and I then realised that my little men were growing up. Not only that, they were growing up fast and that this time next year all 3 of my little terrors will be at school. Now I don't know about anyone else, but I really, really miss the boys when they are at school so now that the holidays are here I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my little men - we have lots of lovely things planned, most of them free and I can't wait to delight in the joy of all of my children.
So, to all of you parents who have pre school age children, I just want to say make the most of this special time, because before you know it, they will be at school and you will be wondering whatever happened to those special baby years.
Here's my little Superheroes in action