It’s 17 days to Christmas – too soon! It’s been a busy lead up to the end of the year, with the kids putting up 2 performances in the past 2 weeks.
Their O School dance recital was phenomenal, we had such a great time. More on this to come but we’re so chuffed that the kids got to be part of something so amazing.
p/c: O School
Last week, Truett, Kirsten and Finn had their annual year-end school performance, with Truett officially graduating from preschool. He looked so grown up in his graduation gown and mortar board. Normally I’d be all teary and emo but watching him walk out confidently to receive his cert, I felt like we did ok. I really like how this boy turned out. :)
Finn spent his entire performance with him bum to the audience (so cute!!) but he nailed all the moves to Incy Wincy Spider, so points for that. Truett and Kirsten are now experienced performers and they both killed it for their dances. During the dance, it occurred to me that Kirsten is so much like me, except even more awesome. And that’s what kids are, isn’t it? They’re a better version of us and they’re going to do so much more that we ever thought possible. Okay, now I’m getting emo.
p/c: Kids’ preschool teachers
Towards the end, Kirsten was assigned the task of reading out all the names of the graduating K2 students and when she got to “Truett Kao Kai Xuan“, she looked so thrilled to be announcing her brother’s graduation. It was so sweet.
In other exciting news, my baby swing decided that he’s had enough and called it quits on me over the weekend. Yeah, my baby swing is a he. A manly baby swing called Thumper. Boys can be so temperamental sometimes.
It’s not been pretty. Because my baby loves his baby swing so. The only way Theo will take his naps is in this baby swing. And forget what they tell you about not letting your baby nap in a swing – I was a real nazi about this with Truett and Kirsten but let’s just say that I’m now a reformed baby swing believer. Whatever helps this baby to sleep for more than 15 minutes at a stretch, I’m down with that .
It also gives him cute bunny ears when he sleeps. There’s a lot to be said about cute bunny ears on a sleeping baby. This makes me laugh all the time.
So now that the swing refuses to swing no more, I have to sit beside him while he naps to swing it manually. It beats having to carry the baby for an hour but this really puts a crimp in my plans because this hour of nap time is sacred. I get a lot done in this time – food time, shower time, coffee time, plus a bit of work on those super special days where he decides to stay asleep for an extra 30 minutes.
You’d think he wouldn’t know the difference if he was fast asleep but once it stops swinging, he’ll open up one eye to peer at me with a face that says “get it together, momma, I’m trying to nap here.”
I have 3 bigger kids and I tried making them take turns to swing the baby because what good are big kids if you can’t make them do menial tasks like manually swinging their baby brother, right? Kidding. They like doing it. But then they’ll giggle at his bunny ears and wake him up, which is the opposite of what I’m trying to achieve.
But hey, it’s almost Christmas and Christmas always makes things better. I might just take this time to transition him to cot napping. Hahahaha, or not, depending on how brutal things get. We’ll see how this goes.
Have a good December, you guys!