So last week you may have read that I’ve decided to start focussing on me a little more (click here to read), as in order to be the best mum and wife I can be, I need 5 minutes here and there to focus on just me.
I’m pleased to report that the majority of my 5 little things I set last week I achieved – Big high five, right!
Do you ever have days where you realise not once have you thought about yourself?
In bed the other night I realised just that. At 10:30pm I actually had time to think and realised that I had only eaten dinner, along with the odd leftovers. No breakfast or lunch, I had prepared the boys food automatically like I always do but didn’t even think about myself..
Clark is now at the age (2 soon to be 3!) where he is already aware of the amount of time people spend on electronic devices. After all he sits and watches me on my phone whilst I’m having a cup of tea, Nana googling recipes, Daddy playing games and his cousins checking social media on their phones, so I knew the day would come when he would ask for an iPad.
I always thought I’d be one of these mums who would be able to keep him uninterested in one, but in a society where both adults and children reach for their devices when they have time to ‘relax’ it would be hypocritical of me to say no. And after more investigation into the apps which are designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, I’m actually pleased I’ve opened up a new scope of learning for him, especially with the help of KidloLand!...
Thank you to the lovely Hayley at Devon Mama who tagged me to complete ‘The Little One' tag on behalf of my boys. Though, seeing as Clark is now at an age where he has an answer for everything, I thought I’d give this tag a little twist and ask Clark the questions directly.
So last night, just before bed (something which I regret as he didn’t stop talking after!) I decided to have a little Q&A session with the apple of my eye, the one who rules this roost.
I’ve not edited this, I’ve just typed exactly what he said and how he said it ......
Learning about manners with Bip, Bop and Boo..
Join Bip the cat, Bop the elephant and Boo the monkey as they take a trip to the park to learn all about ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’.
My two-year-old son was delighted when this book arrived and was eager to read it straight away. The colourful and bold design really captured him from the start, and with chunky easy to turn pages, we’ve now read this over and over again.
I absolutely love taking Clark to the theatre and since the arrival of Cruise, it’s now something we do, just the two of us. This year, I’ve decided to take him once a month to see a show, and January saw us see David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon which was hilarious.
If you fancy a trip to the theatre with your little one next month, here’s our top picks for what’s on in Eastbourne..
The lovely Beth at A Blonde And A Baby tagged me to take the Bedtime Quiz..so here's 10 questions about my bedtime routine!
Ok, I'm going to talk about something but the rule is not to say the word out loud, because if you say it out loud and your little one hears, you're in big trouble.
Ready? Softplay. How did that word make you feel?
Now, I’m all for letting your kid let off some steam, but face it, we hate it as parents (and if not all the time.. most of the time.)
I love the expectation of it, I think it's going to be lovely, we'll bond, go down the slide several times, play in the ball pit, build the blocks, I'll have a cup of tea, the boys will play merrily together and maybe even one Mum will look at me as if to say, wow look at her, she's got it together. But NO.
The reality couldn't be more different.
As mums, we are all so quick to judge ourselves and question whether the way we parent is the right or wrong way. I must admit since going from one baby to two, I am always filled with self-doubt and guilt, and often find myself crying at the end of the day worrying whether I did enough for both of them. The reality is, I do, I always do enough even when it doesn’t feel it. So thanks to The UnNatural Mother (www.theunnaturalmother.co.uk) for the #RockingMotherhood tag, here are my 10 reasons I’m rocking the sh*t out of Motherhood..
David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon is now in its third week at The Royal Hippodrome in Eastbourne, before showing in an additional 20+ venues throughout the UK.
The hour-long show has been imaginatively adapted for the stage by Les Petits Theatre company, who also toured recently at The Royal Hippodrome with Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.