Isla Jean, Living Arrows

Living Arrows 8/52

So here we are again for another week of Living Arrows. The weeks really are flying past, I honestly don’t know where time goes at the moment!

Living Arrows 8/52

I love this photo of Isla. She is smiling in it, honest!

Isla can spend hours at the moment emptying out baskets of…anything.! Whether it’s the box of bibs and cloths, or a clean basket of laundry. Each item she takes out obviously has to go in her mouth before it hits the floor.

If I’ve got things to do then I’ll put everything back in the basket again for her to just empty out so that I can get a few more bits done. She’ll giggle and then go back to emptying out the basket!

Maybe I should take a basket of laundry to nursery as well when I take her. This last week my gorgeous girly has not been happy on her settling in sessions. Monday I had to go get her early as she got herself into such a state. Tuesday she cried most the time she was there, but at least she would let them comfort her. On Wednesday she was better, and only cried when the door opened! Maybe if she could play with a big basket of socks she would be happier!?

Yesterday went better though. She had cuddles for the first 2 hours…then fell asleep and slept for the next 2 hours until I picked her up! And that seems to be what I’m paying nursery fees for…cuddles and sleeping!

At least it gave me chance to get so much done round the house. I managed to completely blitz the living room, and half of the kitchen. Isla will be upset that I put the laundry away…but I’ve done two more loads since so that will keep her entertained for a while. Seriously, I don’t know how we create so much washing!

I’m hoping that Isla will settle into nursery well and begin to enjoy it soon. It does break my heart to leave her there, particularly when she’s crying before I’ve even left the room. Someone please tell me it gets easier???

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  1. Lyndsey O'Halloran

    February 21, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    That’s a really fun photo! My daughter loves the laundry basket

    1. Sophie

      February 21, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      What is it about them, I wonder?

  2. Lucy | Real Mum Reviews

    February 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    She looks like a cheeky little lady! πŸ™‚

  3. Emma

    February 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Love the photo, she’s very cheeky but very cute! x

  4. Lindsey

    February 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    A great photo, yes it may be tough for te both of yo, but I promise you, in does get easier. x

  5. theamphletts

    February 21, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Little N always cries at nursery drop off too, I don’t know if it gets any easier, but she will adjust and settle in and you will then be able to relax and stop waiting for the phone to ring. Little N started off napping for hours, which is frustrating, but at the same time I realised he must have been calm and relaxed enough to fall asleep, so it can’t have been all bad once I’d left. A few weeks later and he barely has time to nap now – maybe Isla will be the same!

    1. Sophie

      February 21, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      That’s a good point about them being relaxed enough to sleep there.

  6. Topfivemum

    February 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    such a cute photo and my almost 2 and a half year old still loves emptying the laundry. It’s getting less cute now she’s older and STILL throws around all the piles I’ve tried to create to tidy it all away. She’s learning though!

    For the nursery settling, it’s tough on us mums. My advice is just to walk away and know that if you were to turn back (don’t!) you’d see she’s sitting there quite happily once you’re gone. It’s just the initial drop off they don’t like as they don’t want to leave you. I had to go back on a few occasions and my inconsolable daughter from two minutes earlier was happily playing in the sandpit. I used to babysit when I was younger and a child I looked after always did the same. I worried they thought I was maltreating her as she cried every time they left. Within a few moments she was always laughing and playing with me though. Just make the most of the settling in time and…don’t do laundry! LOL

    1. Sophie

      February 21, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you for that, it’s really reassuring. I’m hoping tomorrow will go better, she’s there for 5 hours. Although I hope she doesn’t cry for it all, I also hope she doesn’t doesn’t spend all of it either cuddling the teacher and sleeping! Though I guess the cuddling is building up a bond so she feels more secure and comfortable there.

  7. Amy | All Things Amy

    February 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    My little one is exactly the same at the moment! Don’t know why we spend so much on toys, haha! Lovely photo!

    1. Sophie

      February 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Glad it’s not just Isla! Forget toys for her upcoming first birthday, Ok just give her some washing!!!! Much cheaper!

  8. Lucy | Real Mum Reviews

    February 22, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    That face!! Loving the carnage!!

  9. katykicker

    February 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I’m sure it does get easier, people would give in otherwise wouldn’t they. Stay strong and enjoy your peace x

    1. Sophie

      February 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      I hope so! I’m spending my free time sorting the house out and blogging more!

  10. Donna Wishart

    February 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    It definitely gets easier. But it isn’t easy at all – hugs. She looks gorgeous with that basket, so happy and cheeky! x

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