MONDAY NOTE TO SELF ☝
Today: I woke up 🌅, blitzed the house 🏠, checked the website for orders as well as my email 📧. Did a couple loads of laundry (why does it feel like I'm always doing laundry?) but when I saw how bored #TheBenji was, decided to get ourselves dressed to go to the park for a little run about 🏃🏃♀️. We then met with my mum and had some lunch back at hers - we're still here as I type this.
Anyway. Although I'm feeling like it's been a great and productive start to the week I can't help but feel a bit sad for our littlest panda. It's half term and Shayne and Sienna Panda have been staying at their dad's since Friday - they're due back tomorrow morning (YAY🎉). It's so odd though. You'd think I'd be used to this blended family concept by now but I don't think I am. I love our family. I do the best I can to make sure that all our littles are okay and happy, but lately have found that now Benji is getting older, that although he understands our family set up he's starting to miss his elder siblings on the occasions that they are away even more.
Let me make this clear for those who have just joined the Panda Party lol -- I have 2 littles from previous (they live with us full time but see their dad regularly), Papa Panda has 2 littles -- they're big now, from previous (he visits them once a week, however we don't have that pleasure) and together we have Benji.
I do what I can to keep him busy and take advantage of bonding one to one with him but have also noticed he's somehow skipped the #terribletwos and is now experiencing #tryingthrees? Not sure if I could relate the 2 situs to eachother but if anyone has any tips/ideas - HELP A MAMA OUT! LOL.
Some people have suggested that although he has 4 "half siblings", because he doesn't have a relationship with 2 of them and the other 2 he is SO close with - he could be simply missing them and acting out because of it.
Others have said having another baby would do the trick. 😑
Although I'm super broody I know I'm nowhere near ready to have another so if you have any other suggestions COMMENT OR DM PLEASE!!!!! Cheers in advance and I wish you a blessed week!
Mama Panda out (for now)! 🐼💪💛