So....... now my partner and i have to decide what to do with her. She's currently doing gymbaroo once a week, but this is only 45 minutes on a friday morning and although she loves it - its just not enough. I've read a lot of other mum's posts on here about 3 year old behaviour. The constant "i'm hungry" thing, the saying ""i don't want that" after they just said they want it thing". And just being a handful in general. Natalie is DEFINATELY following this pattern, so i can only imagine how its going to be. I know half of it comes from boredom and possibly a bit of jealousy as she has a 9 month old sister. She used to be such a well-mannered little thing but not anymore.
Now we're thinking maybe we'll put her into childcare for a day a week just to give her some playtime with other kids and myself a break. It will fill in that gap between now and when she properly qualifies for 3 year old kinder. Has anyone been in a similar situation?? And also, because of natalie's shyness and unwillingness to be separated from me when she doesn't know anyone i'm EXTREMELY worried about putting her into childcare although i think it would be the best thing for her. I think i'm rambling a bit......
Anyhoo, i'd love to hear from anyone with some advice for me! Ta muchly.
Sarah, mum of Natalie & Jessica