Finding Winter and Settling In

So we’ve both started settling into our new mini routine of pre-school. Slowly. Very very slowly. But we’re getting there. Little Zs emotions on finding out he’s going that particular day can vary from his bottom lip quivering to a full on crying session all the way there until I hand him over to the lovely keyworker. And on one particular day he announced he wanted to go to the loo, then locked us both into the bathroom and declared we weren’t going anywhere. I could just about unlock the door from laughing at his latest stunt. I’ve made a mental note to try to make sure he doesn’t lock himself in there solo one of these days. I think we have many more weeks of this but hopefully mine will involve taking down the bathroom door to free a small child.

Each time I’ve picked him up the keyworker has let me spy on him to see he’s laughing and happy and running around with his new friends. So the emotional penny has dropped with me and I know he’s having a good time when he’s not feeling overwhelmed. The staff make a huge fuss over what he’s been doing that day and he loves showing what he’s done. I am the proud owner of his first ever nursery picture which he has shown to anyone that’s walked through our front door and face timed anyone else that hasn’t made it to our house this week.


And the stories about his day are always amusing. Most make no sense or stop halfway if he gets distracted by something shiny, but they are very nice to listen to. A few stories revolved around his new friend Walter last week. How they played on the slide, sang songs and drew pictures. Ahh he has a friend.

Except, when I asked the keyworker who Walter was she looked at me blankly and told me there was no Walter.

Could he have made it up? Did he actually have no friends yet? Oh no!
Then another keyworker pointed out it wasn’t a Walter he was playing with. It was a little girl called Winter. Phew. He has a friend!

Despite several attempts to correct him, he’s still insisting on calling his new friend Walter. Ah well.

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46 thoughts on “Finding Winter and Settling In”

  1. YAY well done Z and well done you on not scaling the nursery walls to see him. I remember putting Joshua in nursery and feeling the same way. Although nothing is as precious as this picture.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
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  2. Aww bless. I love when we get art work home from nursery. Though with twins its now starting to stack up and I have no idea what to do with it all.

  3. You must have been laughing so much at the loo incident! So glad to hear little Z is starting to settle in that’s such great news. Love that he has a new friend too, that’s a great sign even if the name isn’t quite right – minor detail! Lovely post, thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory
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  4. Lovely, lovely post. I love his little painting. My little one is 20 months and we’re going to start looking around nurseries soon, I want to get him settled before we have another baby! I’m really nervous though because when strangers try and talk to him he hides his face! I think..hope… that’s natural! xx
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  5. This made me chuckle.
    My twins go to nursery 1 morning a week and when I asked if they had a nice day today Miss M replied nac choc choc.
    Mmmm I’m sure nursery don’t give chocolate for snack time! πŸ™‚

  6. I think Walter is an excellent name for a friend, he should continue to call her that! I can’t believe he locked you both in the bathroom, I’d love to meet him one day.

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  7. Ha this made me wonder if I’d written it. I had the exact same thoughts about Noah. He kept talking about a Daniel. I was so relieved to know he was a real person…

  8. Aw bless him, it is so easy to mix up names when they are little, I am always having to correct A. I’m so glad that he has settled in, I have no doubt that they save the tears for you just to make you feel that bit more guilty about leaving them. Winter is a lovely name too, really unusual.
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  9. Lovely post! I’m glad that he’s settling in well. What a great picture, I’m the same with my favourite pieces of artwork that the little ones make, I keep special ones in my bedside drawer, it’s lovely to see how they’ve expressed their little personality!
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