Realising your five year old is growing up

All of a sudden my five year old has become a grown up.  It’s happened right in front of my eyes and I just can’t quite get over it.

Gone are the days of playing Peepo with a blanket and him finding it totally hilarious.  No more are the squidgy Lamaze toys.  He’s decided only babies play with certain toys, so he’s boxed them up and pushed them onto his little brother.  (Except when his little brother plays with them he’s decided that they are in fact still HIS)

In has come LEGO, all those tiny fiddly pieces.  Watching Ninjago over Peppa Pig.  Grown up role play games, mummies and daddies, ninjas (naturally) and sophisticated story lines that I struggle to follow but him and his friends seem to thrive on.

And with growing up has come a desire to be more like me, like my husband.  He wants to copy us, wear the same clothes as us, be a grown up essentially.

This summer he was desperate to have two things to make him just like his Daddy.  A tuxedo and a watch.  As 2017 rolled to a close he was lucky enough to get both.  The wonderful people at ICE Watches sent him the practical and fashionable ICE ola kids watch in blue.  To say he was delighted would be an understatement.  Then he realised that I had a similar package with a brand new CITY sparkling watch in, and I thought he might explode with how grown up he felt.

The ICE ola watch for kids

Durable to withstand the rough and tumble of five year old life, with plenty of room in the strap as he grows, this is a watch that will see him through learning to tell the time all the way through to secondary school.  With clearly set out numbers in a contrasting orange the watch is one that doesn’t scream “this was bought for me when I was five and my parents won’t buy me another while it still works”.

The next step is to try and teach him to tell the time, there are countless tips out there like this gem from Toby & Roo.  I particularly like the time song!

In the meantime, in order to get him practising, he is wearing his watch every day.  Showing off to his friends that he has a big boy watch and generally strutting his stuff like a peacock.  Even if he does think the time is whatever number the minute hand is pointing at…. still, we’ll get there.

CITY Sparkling

In contrast to the durable, everyday nature of the five year olds Ola watch, my CITY sparkling watch adds the right touch of glitz to my outfits.  Whilst we were on our cruise this Christmas I took to wearing each evening.  Meaning I could keep a beady eye on the time.  Essential for making sure we weren’t late to Kids Club!

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176 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon
    January 17, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I’d choose the Fairy Tale pink for my daughter thank you!

  2. kimberley ryan
    January 17, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    i would choose the ICE ola kids Circus (red) for my daughter

  3. January 17, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    they all look great but girlie pink the best LOVE IT

  4. katherine Graham
    January 17, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE

  5. katherine Graham
    January 17, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE

  6. Mary Heald
    January 17, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Love the bright blue

  7. LAURA MILTON
    January 17, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    I would love the mermaid for my daughter <3

  8. mark cameron
    January 17, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    red

  9. Kerry Kilmister
    January 17, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    My daughter Amber would love the Fairy Tale pink

  10. Lani Nash
    January 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch (the purple and green one)

  11. Lani Nash
    January 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch (the purple and green one)

  12. Lani Nash
    January 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch (the purple and green one)

  13. Lani Nash
    January 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch (the purple and green one)

  14. Lani Nash
    January 17, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch (the purple and green one)

  15. Louise Reeks
    January 17, 2018 / 1:26 pm

    I would pick the silver one your wearing

  16. Emily Hallett
    January 17, 2018 / 1:31 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my nephew

  17. Keith Embleton
    January 17, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    My grand daughter loves blue, which is a pain for her dad, being a Liverpool supporter

  18. Zoe C
    January 17, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    The mermaid purple one

  19. Zoe C
    January 17, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    The mermaid purple one

  20. Clare H
    January 17, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    love the purple

  21. Ren Taylor
    January 17, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I really like the blue and orange one on your pics and I know my nephew would love it

  22. Kim Neville
    January 17, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    I like the blue for my son. Nice and colourful

  23. Ray Becker
    January 17, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    the blue

  24. helen tovell
    January 17, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Pastel blue for my daughter

  25. Sarah Mackay
    January 17, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Love the orange colour.

  26. C Whitlow
    January 17, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    The blue robot one (as in the picture) for my nephew’s Birthday x

  27. Edward Guerreiro
    January 17, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    It would be a choice between the Fairy tale or the Mermaid.

  28. Mark Johnson
    January 17, 2018 / 3:09 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS ROCKET SMALL

  29. MM
    January 17, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    I think the blue and yellow works well.

  30. Rhia P
    January 17, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    Oh I’m torn between the blue and orange, or the red. I think my son would love them both!

  31. Karen Barrett
    January 17, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    I would choose ICE SIXTY NINE PASTEL PINK SMALL (S)

  32. Liam Bishop
    January 17, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    The bright blue one, ace!

  33. Sarah Rees
    January 17, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    I like the cotton white but they are all fab

  34. Suzanne
    January 17, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Cotton white would be lovely , please

  35. jason wills
    January 17, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    The Blue Please

  36. Claire glace
    January 17, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    White or Green, many thanks

  37. Rachel Atkinson
    January 17, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Blue

  38. Rachel Atkinson
    January 17, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    Blue

  39. Carrie H
    January 17, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    The White with Blue (although I am dubious about how long that would stay clean!).

  40. katie w
    January 17, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    Would have to be the mermaid purple one for my best mates little one

  41. mark witherington
    January 17, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    pink

  42. Chrissy Harris
    January 17, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I love the blue and orange for my little boy, he would love it

  43. leanne weir
    January 17, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    the blue and yellow

  44. Rich Tyler
    January 17, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    The blue!

  45. laura banks
    January 17, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    the bright blue

  46. ashleigh allan
    January 17, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    the blue one

  47. Anthony Harrington
    January 17, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    I would pick the electric blue with fluorescent yellow

  48. Solange
    January 17, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I would choose the blue one.

  49. Marc Chivers
    January 17, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    The blue one

  50. Marc Chivers
    January 17, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    The blue one

  51. Marc Chivers
    January 17, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    The blue one

  52. Sidrah Ahmed
    January 17, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    I would like the pink

  53. melanie stirling
    January 17, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    I would choose the electric blue soft silicone watch with fluorescent yellow details.

  54. Dean T
    January 18, 2018 / 1:26 am

    Would have to be the fairy tale pink watch for my niece!

  55. Sadiyya Maryam
    January 18, 2018 / 6:32 am

    My daughter would love the purple mermaid one.

  56. June Lord
    January 18, 2018 / 7:21 am

    I think my son would love the blue and orange. He’s desperate for a watch because his twin sister got one for Christmas and he didn’t!

  57. Louisa Nelson
    January 18, 2018 / 9:48 am

    I would choose the blue one for my son who’s 5 in March x would make a great start teaching him to tell the time x

  58. Lindsey Stuart
    January 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I would choose the Fairy tale pink for my daughter Heidi
    Very pretty watches love the colours

  59. Martina Pichova
    January 18, 2018 / 9:52 am

    My son would love the blue one just like your son’s.

  60. iain maciver
    January 18, 2018 / 10:40 am

    fairy tale pink

  61. Suzanne Jackson
    January 18, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I like the blue one

  62. Ashley Phillips
    January 18, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I would choose the candy white

  63. Claire C
    January 18, 2018 / 11:55 am

    Mermaid for my daughter

  64. Violet Phillippo
    January 18, 2018 / 11:57 am

    I would choose the cotton white. It’s a lovely prize.

  65. Annabel Greaves
    January 18, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    My daughter would love the pink watch

  66. Ann Marie Gould
    January 18, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    I would choose the bright blue for my nephew

  67. jo liddement
    January 18, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    I would love the Rocket dark blue watch for my son please, if i’m lucky enough to be chosen.

  68. Mark R
    January 18, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    That blue and orange one because it’s both clear to read and cheerful

  69. Jenny Barker
    January 18, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Would have to be blue as my son would love this

  70. Kim M
    January 18, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Like the purple one x

  71. Sally Johnson
    January 18, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Think my grandson would like the blue one

  72. Sian Hallewell
    January 18, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Blue for my grandson, his favourite colour

  73. Tee Simpson
    January 18, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    The fairy tale pink

  74. Michael Chapman
    January 18, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    blue

  75. Angie Mcdonald
    January 18, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    I’d choose the Blue one!

  76. Angela
    January 18, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    Blue please x

  77. john prendergast
    January 19, 2018 / 3:24 am

    The blue one

  78. Michaela Turner
    January 19, 2018 / 6:06 am

    I would choose the navy blue and yellow

  79. Sarah Parker
    January 19, 2018 / 6:35 am

    blue 🙂

  80. Jade Hewlett
    January 19, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    I like the ICE OLA KIDS ROBOT SMALL (blue)

  81. Clare Hubbard
    January 19, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    The blue one

  82. lorraine kirk
    January 19, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    My son would probably like the ultramarine blue and bright orange version best!

  83. Isabell Whitenstall
    January 19, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I would choose the blue one with orange trim

  84. claire griffiths
    January 19, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    i would choose blue

  85. Maria Blythin
    January 19, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    fairy tale pink pls x

  86. Laura Pritchard
    January 19, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    The blue one for my son.

  87. Janice Mackin
    January 19, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Fairy Tale Pink

  88. Jules page
    January 20, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Blue please

  89. Jenny Jones
    January 20, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    A Blue one for my son 🙂

  90. Mark Mccaffery
    January 20, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I’d choose the cotton white.

  91. Victoria N
    January 20, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    The fairy tale in pink

  92. Danielle Cresswell
    January 20, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    I’d choose the blue one for my son xx

  93. Christina Curtis
    January 21, 2018 / 12:48 am

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE

  94. Sarah Mccaffery
    January 21, 2018 / 1:48 am

    I’d choose the blue one.

  95. Margaret Mccaffery
    January 21, 2018 / 3:15 am

    The cotton white please.

  96. Claire Woods
    January 21, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE

  97. Michelle Ferguson
    January 21, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    I would choose the blue one

  98. Michelle Ferguson
    January 21, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    I would choose the blue one

  99. Gary Topley
    January 21, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I would choose Fairy Tale Pink for my daughter. Thankyou for the competition x

  100. Zoe Payne
    January 21, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Fairy tale pink

  101. Jo Hutchings
    January 21, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I’d choose the electric blue with fluorescent yellow as yellow is my little boy’s favourite colour.

  102. Jules Eley
    January 21, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I think my daughter would love the red!

  103. Sarah Summers
    January 21, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my son

  104. Lisa Day
    January 22, 2018 / 4:55 am

    The pastel pink one is lovely.Such a pretty colour.

  105. michelle o'neill
    January 22, 2018 / 7:13 am

    bright blue for my grandaughter x

  106. Melissa Lee
    January 22, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    I like the cotton white one

  107. Christine Caple
    January 22, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I would love the pink one for my granddaughter

  108. Lorna Ledger
    January 22, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE SMALL for my lovely Niece Katie Lou thank you

  109. Nina Miller
    January 22, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Blue would be perfect.

  110. Jessi
    January 22, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Fairy tale pink for my little princess

  111. SHIRLEY EVANS
    January 22, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Fairy Tale pink would be nice.

  112. Katie Skeoch
    January 22, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    The circus red please

  113. Karl Borowy
    January 22, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    ICE OLA KIDS COTTON WHITE

  114. Carly Belsey
    January 23, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    My daughter would love the Ice Love Splash Pink. Gorgeous, she would love it. Thanks

  115. Simone Griffin
    January 23, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I’d pick blue for my son

  116. Terri Dudey
    January 23, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    My son would love red its his favorite colour xx

  117. Tracy Newton
    January 24, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I would love the blue to give to my son please

  118. Christina Palmer
    January 24, 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my Grandson

  119. Kyomi Johnson
    January 24, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    My little niece would love the red one

  120. Karen Usher
    January 24, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Ice ola kids Rocket small, so vibrant, I even want one for myself!

  121. Stephanie Keill
    January 25, 2018 / 8:58 am

    I’d choose bright blue for my son, he’d absolutely love this.

  122. Jayne Townson
    January 25, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I would love the ICE OLA KIDS MERMAID, for my daughter please.

  123. Jemma Dwyer
    January 26, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    the blue one 😀

  124. Claire Croft
    January 26, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    fairy tale pink one please

  125. Claire Croft
    January 26, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    fairy tale pink one please

  126. Di Dilly
    January 27, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I think I would choose the red one.

  127. January 27, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    These look awesome! I know my son would love the dark blue/yellow (rockets) colour! xx
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  128. John Tingay
    January 27, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    The Purple ICE OLA KIDS MERMAID is the favourite.

  129. Susan B
    January 28, 2018 / 4:47 am

    The bright Circus colour would be lovely. Thank you.

  130. January 28, 2018 / 11:07 am

    My son says his current favourite colour is blue so that’s my choice

  131. Joanne Wootton
    January 28, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my son, he loves blue and green.

    Thank you so much for the kind competition

  132. rebecca
    January 28, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    the blue one

  133. Gill Mitchell
    January 29, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I think my son would love the Rocket, dark blue and yellow.

  134. Patricia Avery
    January 29, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    The blue and yellow for my grandson 🙂

  135. steph lovatt
    January 30, 2018 / 9:30 am

    Red for my son

  136. Susan Smith
    January 30, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Fairy Tale Pink please, although they are all wonderful colours

  137. Louise
    January 30, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Cool watch for kids

  138. Sarah Lee
    January 30, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    I would choose the blue one

  139. Maria Jane Knight
    January 30, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I would choose the Blue & Yellow ( ROCKET ) for my almost 8 year old.

  140. Andrea A
    January 30, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    I’d choose the purple & light blue Ice Ola Mermaid.

  141. Gemma Cook
    January 30, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Blue for our son Jack.

  142. Caroline June Robinson
    January 30, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    The rocket (blue and yellow)

  143. Emma Smiley
    January 30, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Id chose the red one it’s my son’s favourite colour

  144. Kat Allinson
    January 30, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I love the mermaid, my daughter would love it even more!

  145. sheri Darby
    January 30, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Blue please

  146. Claire Little
    January 30, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    blue

  147. paula cheadle
    January 31, 2018 / 1:01 am

    I would love the Mermaid OLA watch please

  148. Lorraine Wilson
    January 31, 2018 / 2:52 am

    Tammy would love the Fairy Tale pink

  149. Keith Hunt
    January 31, 2018 / 6:19 am

    A nice purple

  150. emma davison
    January 31, 2018 / 8:42 am

    pink

  151. Jayne Kelsall
    January 31, 2018 / 9:30 am

    I would choose the ICE OLA KIDS FAIRY TALE in Pink for my daughter .x

  152. January 31, 2018 / 11:30 am

    I’d choose the Blue and Yellow rocket one for my boy x

  153. Emily Hutchinson
    January 31, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    I’d choose the red and blue one

  154. hayley pemberton
    January 31, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    love the mermaid purple

  155. Alison Booth
    January 31, 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Would love the pink!

  156. DENISE WILDEN
    January 31, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    I’d like the Blue for my grandson

  157. Laura Khomutova
    January 31, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Fairy tale pink for my granddaughter

  158. Angela Kelly
    January 31, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    I would love the blue colour for my nephew.

  159. sharon martin
    January 31, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    the purple mermaid one for my daughter

  160. Dale Dow
    January 31, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my son, that or the red

  161. Ryan Painter
    January 31, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    The blue one

  162. Sarah Wilson
    January 31, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    Circus – the red one.

  163. Marina Parry Owen
    January 31, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I would choose the Mermaid one for my daughter.

  164. Kelly Cooper
    January 31, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Bright blue please

  165. Alison
    January 31, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I would choose the Circus colour

  166. Anthea Holloway
    January 31, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I would choose the blue one for my granddaughter who loves the colour blue!

  167. Sarah hanson
    January 31, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    A blue one for my daughter

  168. Jo Glasspool
    January 31, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    The purple one for my daughter.

  169. janine atkin
    January 31, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    i like the blue one

  170. Diana
    January 31, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Purple and green one 🙂

  171. Natalie Crossan
    January 31, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I’d choose the red and blue one x

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