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Despite already having had the children home during the lockdown since March. This month has been about switching off and reconnecting. With emails and notifications pushed to one side in favour of family adventures, reading and spending time together. In some ways, I’m fortunate in that the lockdown has put most of my work on hold – although it’s not great news in terms of finances.
This month’s #LittleLoves…
I’ve managed to get myself into a little bit of a routine when it comes to enjoying books this month. Starting a new book as Piglet goes to bed and reading all evening, before enjoying a few chapters first thing when Piglet wakes up early. This has enabled me to enjoy a number of books and series this month including:
We have been watching the world through Louis Theroux’s eyes, catching up on all the documentaries that he has done over the years. With a mixture of them available on BBC iPlayer and Netflix. He has met some weird and wonderful people!
I’ve been taking the opportunity to listen to some old favourite albums whilst I complete my weekly chores and check on the house etc. Indulging in Dido, The Saturdays and Robert Miles. Certainly makes the journeys go quicker and it’s surprising how many lyrics I can recall as soon as the intros start.
Back to school is looming so I’ve been getting ready and purchasing all the necessary bits and bobs for the children. Roo attempted to clear me out with her stationery haul, thankfully she didn’t need to much in way of uniform. I am, however, struggling with shoes for Piglet as I need ones with a toe guard – she has hyper-mobility which makes her fall frequently, therefore very hard on her shoes. Boys styles tend to have toe protection , whereas girls ones don’t so I might need to get her to select something from that section.
The summer holidays are all about making memories. Spending time together be it at home, snuggled on the sofa or out and about exploring a theme pack etc.
You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they will be a little bigger then they are today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today mama. It will be over before you know it.
Less than two weeks until the children return to school, I’m both ready for it and not at the same time. I need to make sure that I have everything ready for them and hope that they will enjoy the big slice of normality heading their way.