New Look

I’m having a play around with some new formats. I’m not happy with how it looks. It doesn’t reflect who I am. How our family dynamic works. So I’m going to be trying a few different things.

I’m even researching courses to get myself back up to speed on social media. I’m enjoying being on Instagram. Its easy and quick and now I have found that I can post on the go to here on the app here’s hoping I get regular posts on here.

Thanks for reading

xxx

New feature

Hi all

Wordless Week

This is my new feature. Every week I will post pictures from the previous week. It will only be 5-7 pictures, with only a caption to describe it. Nothing arduous.

I will post about other things, in more detail or to strike up a discussion. Or to just ramble on and get my crazy thoughts out of my head. Or just because I found a beautiful quote I want to share.

xx

Grrrr

Have you ever had that moment when you know the answer but just have no recall at all!!!!

Well I’m there. I found a blog a while ago as I was wasting time on the web. I had it bookmarked on my phone and never got round to saving it on here. Then I dropped my phone.  Smashed the screen to bits. So I sent it off to be fixed.

I was warned that it would be completely wiped. But I felt confident that I could remember the name. I’d been reading the blog for a couple of months. But I can’t. I’ve tried scouring the web to no avail.

If you recognise any of these clues or have a suggestion to how I can find it again.

ALL HELP WILL  BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED

I think the blog has the word “Realistic” in it. (Helpful aren’t I)

The picture on the home screen is of a lady with dark hair. One side of her face is perfectly done and ready for the day. The other is what real life with kids can sometimes be like. Makeup smeared from the night before with hair sticking up all over the place.

The author is a teacher who has, if memory serves me, 3 children. They live in Australia. Recent posts include the story of her caesarean births, preparing children to be school ready and another I can remember is summer fun, her list of things to do and her one rule.

Its probably gone forever and I’m feeling sad and a little bit ridiculous because of it.

Thanks for reading guys

xxx

The picture

From housemate to reconnecting

My partner is more like my housemate. We share the same space, we talk only about our child, the programs we watch together and any upcoming plans we have. That is the usual sum total of our interactions.

But over the weekend something happened. We reconnected.

It was strange and it was amazing.

This is what happened:

Our little man wanted to play a game. It was houses/mummies and daddies. He became the dad and we (big man and I) became his children, Annabel and Isaac. It was a normal day. He woke us up, got us ready for school and then herded us into the car. I decided I was going to play up. Be impossible. Basically become my son! Awkward in the mornings just like he is ::I’m laughing as I write this because it was funny:: My little man was starting to get very frustrated with me and sulked off at this point because I wasn’t playing properly. Big man decided to play along as I was. We started to play fight and wind each other up. As siblings do.

Now our little man is livid with us and all we could do was roll around his bedroom laughing. I can not remember the last time we both laughed out loud together that wasn’t from watching the telly. And lets be honest we weren’t laughing together. We just happened to be sitting next to each other.

That was all it took! A truly shared experience, both being present in that moment.

We did eventually play how the little man wanted us to but it was enough for us connect.

For the rest of the weekend we laughed, touched and looked at each other. Enjoyed each others company.

I hope everyone had their own moment over the weekend. How ever it happened or with whoever, hold on to it for as long as you can.

These moments are fleeting. We need to work to keep it going.

Still on the hamster wheel

Hi

I haven’t gone any where. I’m still running madly in the hamster wheel.

Schools out this week and so much for lie-ins and being laid back. We’re dashing from one place to another. Little man is off to sport camp today. Eeekkk it’s our 1st time for something like that and to be honest I’m a little nervous. Its for 3 1/2 hrs. This is the longest he’s been in this kind of environment. I know he will have fun and be fine. It’s the mother worrier in me.

I’ll pop back later tonight and post what we’ve been upto since I last managed to get on here.

At some point in this blog I will become a daily blogger! Watch this space.

Hope the lighter mornings are making it easier to get up, out and about. Giving everyone a new bounce ready for spring.

See you all later

xx

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