We were recentlyinited to a pirate themed birthday party. Of course my daughter being my daughter decided she did not want to go as a normal pirate! Thanks to Disney’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates she wanted to go as … Continue reading
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The truth is sometimes I don’t really feel like parenting, sometimes I’d rather just curl up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee and read whatever book is closest at hand!
Sometimes, I just don’t have the energy to get down and dirty playing on the floor, I’d rather be watching one of MY programmes on the TV.
And sometimes I just really do not have any inspiration for supper and fish fingers, potato waffles and baked beans just have to suffice!
Whilst I don’t think any of these things make me a bad mom it’s the times when I don’t feel like doing any of these things and I push myself to do them that become some of the most memorable moments of fun or food!
It’s so tempting (especially in this cold weather) to choose to sit on the couch with the laptop on doing some or other addicting thing (FB, Twitter, Blogging, Pinteresing… the list continues) turn on the tv to interest the kids and stay warm!
But the truth is whilst sometimes these times ARE needed! I need to keep a watch on how much it actually gets done, find the time between the washing, cooking and cleaning to stop and play or at least organise some play (which reminds me I really need to make some play dough!!)!
So I’m adding some wellies to my Christmas list (yes I’ve lived in the UK for 5 and half years now and STILL don’t have any) and we’re going to go traipsing through the woods more often… and not just to get to the park on the other side… to climb trees and find squirrels and collect twigs and look at bugs… and get muddy!
I’m gonna break out the paint, the play dough and the glue again… even though I know Carter will eat it and cover himself in it! I’m going to actually use the “created” play aprons I made you out of old T-shirts!
I’m moving the puzzles down a shelf where you can reach them even though it means I will have to tidy them up more often!
Even though I don’t really feel like it this week, I’m gonna make the effort, cause you’re worth it, and once started I’m hoping it’ll become a habit – a good one for a change!
What do you do when you just don’t feel like it…??
Wow, I can’t believe that tomorrow Jenna starts her school life. From tomorrow on for the next 15 years (about) every day she have to get ready to go to school – which means I will have to be more organised!
That from tomorrow (even though she is mornings only for the next year) I will have to make sure bags and clothes are labelled. I will have to be up regularly at the same time every morning, and start moving with a deadline! Thank goodness school here starts at 9am and not 8am like South Africa!
I am looking forward to the time I’m going to get to spend alone with my little man whilst the littlest lady has her morning snooze! I think my house might feel a little empty and quiet tho!
What I am not looking forward to is the dropping off in the rain… and obviously tomorrows forecast is heavy rain in the morning! GRRRR! Seriously someone needs to come up with a concierge service! Taking all 3 kids out the car and running the almost 100m from the parking lot to the school dragging a car seat and toddler and carrying another toddler (he likes splashing in puddles or lands up falling in them) is almost mission impossible! Mmmm… think this year I need to invest in some wellies and a rain coat! Yes I know, I’ve been here over 5 years and have resisted this long!
So as I said here it begins… here is the start of my daughter asking questions I don’t know the answer to and learning more than I could ever remember!
I do have to say that she is so so excited to be going back! I think there may be some tears though when she realises her best friend has moved schools and won’t be with her any more! Life lessons begin young!