In the years BBB (Before Beanie Boy), Little Bean and I would spend a lot of time at the local Surestart Children’s Centre attending a broad range of different classes from Baby Massage to Jelly Bean’s music and Messy Play to Handling Children’s Behaviour. Some of the classes included Little Bean, for others she would go in the creche provided which afforded me a little bit of ‘me’ time.
Since Beanie Boy has joined our lives I haven’t really attended the Children’s Centre other than when I was training to be a Breastfeeding Counsellor but Beanie Boy was still with me for the course.
But this morning I was able to attend a class alone as Little Bean was at Little School and a creche was provided for Beanie Boy. The class was a Jewellery Course run by the Local Council and whilst I’m not a beginner I love attending Jewellery classes because there is always the opportunity to learn something new or to get new inspiration. There were only 7 of us on the course but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and some great creations were made. I always get jewellery jealousy when I see what others have made, thinking to myself “why didn’t I think of those colours/that style” but this is what I created today in 2 hours.
I don’t think it would have mattered what I had made, it was just nice to have some time to myself where I didn’t have to keep an eye out of the baby rolling too close to something dangerous or the toddler being a little ‘too’ helpful with the baby! It’s so important as a new Mum that you remember to take time out just for yourself and the best part about it for me is the excitement of seeing my little ones’ faces when they see me again – its priceless!