We're off to PEEP later. PEEP stands for something about Empowering or maybe Educating and one of the Ps must surely be for Parents. Anyway, we all trundle down to the Sure Start centre, do some songs etc. with the toddlers and then they play while the mums (yep, it's all mums) chat with the staff about a different topic each week. Last week we talked about Tantrums, which was popular - we almost ran out of time for a story at the end. Can't remember what it is this week. Maybe feeding? Not sure. In previous weeks we've talked a lot about how they play at this age and what they get out of it, which was interesting. One of the staff also tipped me off to start shortening the Bat's naps during the day and see if that helps her go to sleep at night, which does seem to be working. It's been days now since we had an epic four-hour battle over bedtime, and she's even slept through the last few nights.
So! Yay for PEEP. There are some really nice people there. It's quite a diverse group as well, other than us all being white and female - lots of different ages, and we're scattered quite widely on the crunchiness scale, if you know what I mean. That scale where one end is putting McDonald's milkshakes in your newborn's bottle, and the other is weaving your own cloth nappies from home-grown organic flax. Obviously I consider myself to be perfectly balanced in the middle and doing everything just right. :D