I guess nobody said all “firsts” in my challenge had to be happy and fun. And indeed, today’s “first” is making me feel pretty sad.
Woah, today’s “first” hasn’t quite sunk in yet. We attended our first parents’ evening at the childcare place that F. will be attending from Autumn onwards. How freaky. I still can’t quite believe that I am actually a mum now, yet there we were, discussing holiday times, parents’ representatives duty and other things like that.
Today’s “first” meant I had to get up at 4:15 am. It’s not often that I leave the house before sunrise (well, not in the summer, anyway). I felt excited, as if I was going on holiday, half expecting my dad to appear with a sugary donut from an old man’s stall, like he would in my childhood when we got off a ferry in Greece at four or five in the morning.
As I drove past a group of twenty-somethings obviously on their way home from a night out, I thought how much I love this time when the last ones to go to bed and the first ones to be up cross ways. How strange, though, to be among the first ones up rather than stumbling home with a kebab in one hand and my shoes in the other. I guess this is another sign I’m becoming an adult.
F. has grown up so much in the last few days that today I decided the time had come to start treating him like a big boy.
When F. was first born, my midwife recommended the film.”Bébés”. As my hormones were going crazy at the time, I was worried I’d be too emotional watching it so I left it for a bit. Continue reading
F. only has one tiny tooth so far, but the dentist said it’s important that we start dental hygiene as early as possible. So, being the obedient Virgo that I am, I went out to buy him a toothbrush.
Yet another “first” today that’s related to F.