It has been a while since I wrote a post about Matthew. At his age there is not too many updates I can report. Since the post about his milestones well over a year ago, we have reached a few more. It’s just 2 months until himself turns four. It’s a bit of an emotional age because he is starting pre-school and in the blink of an eye he is going to big school. He is so not ready for big school but a lot can happen in a year.
He’s been in his big boy bed for well over a year now and he absolutely loves it. He loves going to bed every night and within 5-10 minutes he is asleep (unlike his little sister). I bought a few new bedtime reads a while ago on Amazon. Every night we seem to be stuck on “Ten Little Dinosaurs”. He loves the story and he picked his own little dinosaur that he wants to be and he also picked me, daddy and Chloe. I know the story off by heart at this stage. As long as he is happy having it read to him, I am happy.
I updated you on our potty training journey quite a few times. As it stands he is fully toilet trained. (Yahoo) In saying that number twos are not happening in the toilet or the potty yet. He is very private about it and likes to hide. Even if I would close the door to the bathroom for him, it’s not happening. If any of you lovely bloggers have some advice on it, I would greatly appreciate it.
He is brilliant in public now. In car parks and near roads he is always holding hands. I couldn’t have dreamt about that a year ago. Once in the shop, he lets go but he follows you everywhere. He is like my little shadow.
We finally have lift off using the bike. I didn’t think he would do it to be honest. He was afraid to get onto it up until a few weeks ago. He didn’t have the balance either, even with stabilisers. He can only ride it with one foot and doesn’t get the idea of cycling with two feet yet but it is a start.
We haven’t managed to go swimming yet. We are going on our first family summer holiday at the beginning of August. Destination will be Spain. I still have to buy a few bits and pieces for the trip but I am hoping he will have fun in the pool. I am thinking of bringing him to swimming lessons soon.
There is still one milestone to tackle. This was planned for Christmas last year but as always I chickened out and didn’t do it. (Mammy guilt!) He is still going to bed with his dodie. You know the way other children might have a blanket or a teddy bear as their comfort? Well, the dodie is his comfort and he is pretty much lost without it and wakes up instantly if it’s gone. At the age of nearly four I think his time is running out. Wish me luck!