Sam and I probably go out for cuppas and park picnics with kids his age about twice a week. He sees other kids every single day. He plays with his sisters. He goes to day care with other kids his age twice a week. Most days we do craft activities and I am constantly reading to him and talking with him. His spoken language skills are brilliant (a little too brilliant at times!) We cook, we count, we play, he is learning to use the computer. What else does kindy provide???
I am absolutely cherishing this time at home with just one child. I barely got to enjoy spending time alone with Natalie, by the time I had managed to drag myself out of the depths of PND, Charlotte had arrived. I never got to spend time alone with Charlotte before Sam arrived. I have to say that being at home with Sam is like a holiday! I love it. Our days have a lazy sort of routine to them. After we drop the girls at school we hang out at home. We might do some shopping, we hang out some washing we play some games...its bliss!
I guess now that I have vented, I will be able once again to just smile and say "I don't know" when people ask about my last little chick leaving the nest *sniff*. For now, I am enjoying having fun with my right hand man...now, I am off to make some play doh ;-)