Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Youngest Started School

 So that's it - all three of my babies are at school now! 


6 years of being a stay at home dad have come to an end! Blink and you miss it!


I've been incredibly lucky to spend so much time with my children when they've been young. Yes, every experience might not be what is usual (I remember having my youngest in a pram for over an hour while I clipped maggots out of a sheep) but it's been time together and that's what counts. 


My youngest is certainly not shy but starting school his outgoing personality has made me proud of him. He is the first to start playing a game and include the others and the other day when one friend was being shy he went up and talked him into playing! Follows after me socially I think! 

He is very active though so I've been worried how he'll do in a classroom all the time - I even promised the teacher I'd walk to school while it was dry just to "take the edge off him"! 

It's great that my work is so flexible that I can make it fit around pick up and drop off for school. It does give me a short working day but when we're all back we can carry on with smallholding jobs or cooking tea. 

I'm going to miss many of the bits I enjoyed with having young children - I've loved going to playgroups and making friends with all the mums and dads, I've even run one for the last 4 years, but it's time to pass the torch on that one. For me now there is more time in the workshop calling me and maybe I'll get some more jobs done around here! 

It does make me broody for another though, but my wife has told me no chance! 

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Not many kids enjoy that kind of walk to school

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    1. It's a lovely walk to school. My favourite part of the day listening as we tend to talk far more than when we drive.

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  2. You've done the best job in the world - six years - doesn't feel that long as I remember reading when you started this special job

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    1. I know - time has gone so so fast! Everyone said it would and even though I believed them it still seems super quick. Still great that I can drop them off and pick them up though.

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  3. How wonderful for all of your children to have these precious memories of time with their dad. It's the hardest job in the world, but also the most rewarding. Blessings...

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    1. It doesn't seem that hard of a job some days. I'm going to miss them all now they're back at school.

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  4. your kids are so lucky to have a father that is so close with them. so many aren't.

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  5. Blessed are all three of your children to have had this very special time with you. You'll forever have special memories and you've had the chance to create a wonderful relationship with your kids that few fathers have. Now on to a different phase of life both for you and your three chickies.

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    1. Yes - I'm looking forward to the change. Hopefully be interesting jobs ahead and lots of things we can do together.

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  6. Amazing, not everyone gets the opportunity but you did and you gave your children an incredible start to life.

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    1. Yes, we're very fortunate. My wife adn I always tried to plan our finances so one of us could be based at home when the kids were young - helps that we got together so early and both had family as our main ambition, along with a bit of hard work and a fair bit of luck!

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  7. How time flies. It has been great sharing the wonderful journey you have had with your delightful children.

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    1. Thank you - I'm so glad people still read the blog as I know they're not as popular as they once were- it's also been a great record for me as well to look back on.

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  8. Time goes so fast...my lovely little giggly friendly boy has just bought his first home with his partner. They have grown into really nice young men over the last few years.

    viv

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    1. Each stage of life brings so many new adventures. I'm looking forward to seeing the types of adults these guys become, but I hope it doesn't happen too fast! I remember leaving home and setting up with my wife, such a big step!

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  9. Love your wife's adamant "no chance". I cannot even prod myself into making one. I wish someone else would make a child for me, like those celebrities.

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    1. I'd have more than one more if I was allowed. I love the noise and meal times. They're so involved in all the things I love.

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  10. You've done a fantastic job Kev, now for some time to yourself, well deserved!

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