The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #8 ~ Good Enough

This winter has seen me hit by a seemingly never-ending cycle of viruses and sickness bugs which has taken a toll lately. I’ve been tired, emotional, distracted, drained of all energy and I have struggled with not feeling good enough. I’m hoping that a little over two weeks of rest and life at a slower pace thanks to the school holidays, is just what we need in order to break the illness cycle and emotional slump. The end of last term… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #8 ~ Good Enough”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #7 ~ Traffic Jams

Let me just get my apologies out-of-the-way! I’ve neglected my blog over the last week and have fallen a bit behind! As such I was tempted to not post a “The Ordinary Moments” post this week as I usually put it up on Monday but I made a commitment to myself to participate every week and so, despite it being a very boring “Ordinary Moments” I’m going ahead and sharing it anyway!  The majority of the time our car is… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #7 ~ Traffic Jams”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #6 ~ A Lazy Weekend at Home

It’s been a dull and boring week here. After a couple of quiet weekends I was anticipating getting out and having some fun together this weekend but it wasn’t to be. The combination of my chesty cough rearing it’s ugly head again, feeling generally run down and the horrendous weather meant there was nothing else for it but to have a lazy weekend at home. And when I say lazy, I mean lazy. We didn’t even get dressed into normal clothes. We… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #6 ~ A Lazy Weekend at Home”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime

There’s a time of day that parents look forward to like no other. Bedtime. I know many parents who have a nightmare with getting their children to bed. We have been very lucky and Cheeky Chap has never really been a problem at bedtime. Of course he has his moments like every child but on the whole he goes to bed nicely and calmly and without too much stress. The key has always been ensuring that he has some wind down… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #5 ~ Bedtime”