Me and this little, grown up girl 👆🏼 headed out together 👩👧 for her first baby and toddler group 😍 something we haven't been able to do before 🤦🏼♀️ as many wouldn't allow Squidgy 👭 to join us or were at times that over ran the preschool 🏫 run.
She had a fabulous 🙌🏼 time making new friends 👏🏼 and playing with children 👦👦🏽👧🏼 her own age, plus singing 🎶 and jumping, having toast 🍞 and biscuits 🍪 and listening to me 🙋🏼♀️ read a story 📖 to all the children.
I would not ❌ have been able to go out on my own without having a panic attack 🤯 especially knowing 💭 I was going to face a social situation with people, so I am so proud 🤗 of myself!
You got yourself here. You have a vision. You can get yourself there. What you see is your reality. The action you take changes that reality or keeps you there!
You are your image maker! What images will you create and live?
As the leaves fall we say farewell to summer, you will be missed. Thinking ahead to next summer and how I’ll have two toddlers running around instead of one. In my eyes, change is never a bad thing. Though I never want to rush the growth of my girls, I sure can’t wait to see how they flourish into young ladies. 💕 Yay or Nay for changes?
En hyggestund 💕 Det absolut bedste i hele verden er, når vi kan hygge sammen alle tre! Vi har rigtig mange projekter for tiden og der bliver bygget meget. Så det betyder bare så meget, når vi lige kan trække stikket og bare være sammen #myfamily#hyggestund
Really proud mum moment today... ✨
Since Jasmine missed about 4 ish months of school last year; she fell really behind. Which is understandable. She’d only been there 4 weeks before she got ill. I didn’t care that she was behind, I was just happy she was back in school. So were her teachers. ✨
But every night when I would put her into bed and read her a story she would cry and get really upset about not being able to read like everyone else in the class. So we put a plan together - together, to make sure she could learn to read and build her confidence. For her. ✨
So we made some unicorn 🦄 flash cards with all the phase 2 words on and we play games with them everyday during breakfast. Then in the evening we just read her usual school library book. Nothing fancy. She’s the driving force behind it all really. I’m just the facilitator. ✨
Today, we did a mini test - @emmafurnie gave me the idea- ‘teachers who test their own kids!’ - to see how much progress she’d made. In July she could barely sound out all the letters of the alphabet... today she could read ALL the phase 2 words (I think there’s about 30). I’m so proud; not because she can read 30 words, but proud at her determination and resilience to overcome her obstacles and to see how proud she is of herself. ✨ ‘We are the masters of our fate, the captains of our souls.’ ✨
Raising my girls with a strong self esteem and worth is so important to me.
So when Sienna saw me tear up not too long ago when I was getting ready she said "My mummy, you look so beautiful. I look like you so that makes me beautiful too." My heart stopped.
I can endlessly tell this little girl how gorgeous and amazing she is and give her every affirmation under the sun, but if I can't do that for myself what kind of role model am I being?
My own self esteem has taken a huge bit since my health has declined, but hearing those words out of my little girl's mouth has really made it sink in that there are so many things out of our control and to embrace the positives.
Being the role model they need me to be will always be my first priority. It really is nothing less than amazing how much a child can teach you while you are also teaching them and for that, I'll be forever blessed.