I’m a day late in sharing my usual #LittleLoves post with you this week. Although if I’m honest I’m surprised that I’m only a day late. The truth is that I’m on the slow recovery from flu, which hit me like a ton of bricks and has knocked me sideways. Being a parent and being ill is never fun at the best of times but flu and the school holidays are not a good combination. It has given me the time to regroup and reassess priorities in life and my workload.
Every now and again life has a habit of standing up and smacking you around the face. Throwing a hissyfit…
When it comes to parenting, I find myself saying no more often than I do yes to the children. Whilst some of their 101 requests throughout the day are ones that require a no answer. There are a proportion that I could say yes to but don’t for whatever reason.
Earlier this week Drayton Manor challenged me to a #YesDay. A day for me to say yes to the children rather than no. One where they get to go to a theme park instead of completing the food shop. One where they get to go on the same ride three times in a row if they so wish (and Piglet did).
The Easter holidays are here and we are looking forward to lots of family days outs and activities. In some ways, it doesn’t feel like five minutes since the last half term yet in another way it feels like it has been a long time since all the children were at home. It’s been a busy week attempting to get things straight ready for the holidays. I’m not quite there yet but the holidays are here so everything else will have to wait.
How life can change in a matter of hours. Last week as I published my #LittleLoves post I was casually enjoying a drink and snack with Piglet and Tigger in London. Just hours later I was sat in our local A&E department with Piglet who had taken a turn for the worse and ended up in resus. There is nothing like a wake-up call to put your usual moans and groans into perspective.
Every now and again life has a habit of jumping up and slapping you in the face. As I published…
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. This year’s celebrations crept up on me and I was woefully unprepared with a card and gift sent at the last minute. Although with flowers ordered I think I just about pulled it off. It is always a bittersweet day for me as my mum lives ‘Up North’ so little opportunity to spend the day with her. It is what it is and I can’t change it so I just have to accept the situation.
This week was back to reality with no snow to admire and enjoy. It’s very much been about getting back into the normal family routines with Piglet back at nursery and to-do lists to complete. I’ve been feeling a little meh since Monday evening, with a migraine waking me up this morning. I’m hoping for an early night to recharge my batteries.