A keeper

Winston has started going to a playgroup where parents can leave for the whole two hour session. It took a few weeks to settle him in (partly to do with potty training) but he has now been twice solo. It starts with an hour or so of activities, followed by toast and fruit (needless to say this is his favourite section), singing and story time.

Recently he’s been favouring paint and play dough over the usual water and sand play, so I am thrilled to announce that Winston has produced his first piece of keepable artwork. Let’s be honest – most toddler artwork is dire. I’m under no illusion that Winston is (currently) no future van Gogh.

The ladies said he spent ages working on it, and here it is:


I asked him what it was (expecting him to say tractor, bus or train), and he just said: “Squares and circles Mummy”. Can’t argue with that.

Two hours is not a long time, but I love asking him about what he did, what he played with and who was there. It is something I am not part of, and fascinating to hear the distinct characteristics the workers spot in him. Ru and I hit the shops. I’m planning on doing something more productive once the novelty of toddler free shopping has worn off.

E xx



  1. mummydaddyme
    10th July 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Aw so cute, I love keeping my girl’s artwork that they do at nursery. We don’t get to take them all home, but when they do the odd one it gets immediately put up on the kitchen cabinets. I will treasure them forever! x

    • 10th July 2014 / 7:14 pm

      Definitely. It is such an expression of who they are and I’m sure it changes so much over a few weeks and months. I’ll need to start finding some wall space…kitchen cabinets is a great idea! x

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