Erin’s world revolves around a few things and it is fair to say that she is a creature of routine. Erin’s likes include the ipad which is what she enjoys spending time doing. When Erin is not at school you will often find her curled up under a blanket with the ipad. She know where all her apps are having arranged them in her folder. She watches TV on there, she reads on there using sounds and apps to enhance her enjoyment of reading. She watches others opening kinder eggs and then decides whether Chloe or Dylan get the privilege of being her assistant when she next gets her own to open.
Her other ‘like’ is food. Erin has always enjoyed her food and has a great appetite, it has long been a family joke that as soon as breakfast is finished Erin will be asking what is for dinner. She has learnt to tell the time purely based around meals, she knows at what times she is allowed to ask for food! The fruit bowl is forever available to the children and is always well stocked, but it is the top cupboard that holds much more appeal to Erin’s inquisitive nature. Friday after school is treat night and she is out of the classroom, quicker than an Olympian sprinter off the blocks, the smile on her face is wide with delight as she slips her hand into mine. Animatedly she starts talking her little body skips along the school walkway until she reaches Tesco. Like hoards of other children waiting for their Friday sweets she goes straight for the middle aisle where her eyes dart about with desire. She chooses her treat and joins the hoards in the queue. Dylan has also casually tossed his pick and something for Chloe into the mix. However the shop is filling up and I am getting increasingly frustrated at not being able to move, suddenly it feels very warm and I know that I want out! Thankfully faffing about is now a thing of the past as I can pay by using a tap and go with contactless cards. Oh how I love those at TSB for making a busy mums life that little easier and fuss free. According to TSB data, the average contactless payment has been consistently between £6 and £7 over the past six months, with many using their contactless cards for smaller purchases at Marks & Spencer’s, McDonalds, Boots and on Transport for London buses. This shows just how perfect this approach is for those quick shops, the ones you do in a hurry – like when you realise you have no gravy for the roast (not that this ever happens to me you understand) and you are about to dish up.
Erin’s third favourite thing is her best friend Imogen. It is so lovely so her picking a friend out that she has connected with at school. They are already a little duo who run and hold hands when they spot each other in the morning. Those beautiful innocent friendships are very special and I love watching Erin interact with another. All the time she was at nursery I don’t think she had one special friend- she played with many. But now she certainly has picked out a few that she really connects with and it really helps when you as a mum like who they have chosen.
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