Every Monday and Friday Jelly Baby goes off to nursery so I can work. In half term and holidays this carries on even though Bean is off school. It’s not ideal in some ways as I obviously get no work done when Bean is with me but I do love having a morning with my biggest girl while her sister is in nursery. Usually we plan something special like a trip to the cinema or to a museum and really enjoy some special time just the two of us.
Monday was an inset day so while Jelly Baby was at nursery my big girl and I had a morning together. It was nothing special – we went for breakfast in Asda, had a look at some clothes for her and bought some bits for my hospital bag. I wasn’t feeling very well so it was a quiet morning.
At some point during the morning it hit me that this was our last one of these mornings. Soon the baby will be here, Jelly Baby will stop nursery as I will be on maternity leave and in a year’s time when the baby is in nursery I’ll have my two big girls on days like these. Whilst I am sure that will be simply lovely, I was sad to think that this was our last alone time for a while. My big girl and I – she had me to herself for 4 years and now she is sharing me with her siblings. Special big girl time will be put on hold for a few months with a newborn but when we get back into the swing of things I’ll definitely be taking the time to spend some of these ordinary moments of one on one time with her again. They are ordinary moments but they are the ones that stick in your memory. I hope that she will always remember our special mornings as I do.