Hello lovely people! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and you’re all ready to start afresh. Going back to the school runs this week has been reasonably hard, especially as A got really upset again on her first day back and since then too. She even made herself sick she got so worked up. It was awful. Breaks my little heart it does. We’re working on it though, and I’m making sure I spend loads of time just listening and letting her talk about it all when she wants to.
This parenting lark is damn hard at times!
Welcome to this week’s Little Loves!
I took a book to Whitby and was determined to read lots whilst I was there, but apparently it’s kind of impossible to concentrate on a book for long with two kiddos running around. I’ve also had a little flick through a couple of the books I got for Christmas – Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes, and Face by Pixiwoo. I can’t wait to have a bit of time to relax with them (2027 then?).
I haven’t watched loads of tv over Christmas or New Year actually. I’ve watched a bit of The Good Wife and the odd film but that’s about it. I’ve just been too busy with family stuff, or out.
My lovely nephew crying at 5am most mornings whilst we were away. Ava’s on a very different schedule to him at the moment – if she has a late night then she’ll generally sleep in the next morning so they’re not very easy to co-ordinate and do something with them together. They had so much fun together though; it’s the first time we’ve been away with them since N started walking and talking. They absolutely adore each other and they are so flipping cute together. A loved spending so much time with her cousin and was very sad to leave him.
Everything I could! It was freeeezing in Whitby, so I piled on the thick jumpers, puffer jacket, and scarves and hats and wellies occasionally too. And like mother like daughter…
Just before Christmas I actually went out for the first time in flipping months. It was our friends’ annual Christmas/birthday bash. So as usual here is a crappy bathroom selfie I took… I had to wear my glasses out because of an infection and I did not like it one bit.
And I bought Ava some roller skates (and some pom poms!) for her birthday at the start of January and they’ve lived on her feet ever since. She bloody loves them and picked it up so quickly.
Endless cups of tea whilst I sit here working and not being able to get warm – bring on the summer!
My gorgeous girl turned 5 (FIVE!) whilst we were away. It seems crazy, and yet she seems so grown up at times. So, so proud of her!