Our baby is growing up. It was always going to come. I knew it would be bittersweet. Hes at that age where the development changes seem to happen all at once, and quite often over night. At 21 months Kipper is very much a toddler. I am also reminded of this on a daily basis as the tantrums are coming. He had a melt down this afternoon because I took the skin off of his banana!

This week we had Kipper’s first parents evening at Nursery. We didn’t do it this early with Monkey as he was with a childminder at this age. So it seemed a bit odd walking into the nursery to do just that when Kipper is only 21 months old for our first parent evening. Its funny how things change though between child one and child two as I remember researching which questions to ask for Monkeys first parents evening. This time we were lucky to make it on time.

When we arrived we had a look in the little digital atelier where they have been learning all about planes. It reminded me of Kipper always looking up at the sky and pointing to every plane that passes saying ‘plane’. He is obsessed, and now I am wondering if some of it is because of what he has been learning at nursery.

We sat down with his carer and it turns out that he’s doing really well. He’s making friends and engaging with the other children. Although it sounds like he may not be getting on with one baby that cries a lot. Having taken to pushing a little…. ooops. As far as development milestones are concerned he’s meeting all expectations and sitting in the 16-26 month across all categories. He’s learning to share his carer. He’s also got a number of them wrapped around his little finger with his ‘huggle’. He’s also become quite attached to a large soft toy bear.

She mentioned about his bottom lip coming out when he doesn’t want to do something. Also the fact that he’s not a fan of putting his coat on. Or the wet suit over the top (puddle suit to you and I). Its good to know that they are having the same problems as us when they are trying to get them outside.  Ive also finally got access to tapestry so I will be able to check in on his antics every day going forward. Our little boy is growing up, as much as I want to ignore it. I really should try to embrace it.

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  1. Mine is in ‘proper’ nursery now and her parent evenings have targets (learn to read the numerals 1-10, nothing too complicated!) and her behaviour is … a little sassy. Nothing concerning (she’s kind and friendly) but she’s not a shy child, put it that way..!

  2. This sounds funny and lovely all at the same time. It is odd at such a young age to get that, but then again how lovely to have those insights into his day. It sounds like he’s doing great and I love when you hear that their little behaviours and habits at home, come out elsewhere! SO CUTE! x

  3. I can’t believe he is 21 months, that has just flown by. How cute to have a parents evening for him, but reassuring to know they know him so well and that he is just like he is at home x

  4. Aww that is so cute and funny. They are a lovely age aren’t they. Sounds like he is doing great. xx

  5. It’s nice that he’s consistent! I had no idea they did parents evening at nursery too – that was eye opening to me x

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