Sunday, 27 May 2012
Are you enjoying these eighties club classics? Close second for today was Jump to The Beat after a run of related tunes in recent days. Our little jumper seems to be jumping less these days. Maybe it is the heat.
If you are the parent of a young baby and anyone should ask you if they "sleep through the night" Just ignore them. 8 year olds have nightmares, 15 year olds need collecting from youth clubs, 35 year olds move back home.....Expectations management. Parenting is a 24/7 commitment.
If you are questioned about whether you toddler has expired the terrible twos tantruming phase I can assure that much older children (and adults including me) are regularly so overwhelmed by the frustrations and inequities of life that they too become overwhelmed with it all and lose the plot. Better to work out ways of dealing with it at the time rather than wishing that it wouldn't happen at all.
After two nights of decent rest perspective is restored and everything seems achievable once again.
Even S entirely upending her bedroom seconds before the in laws arrived didn't phase me today.
Paternal grandparents arrived this morning bringing not only kindly today's (& the final) free star wars lego but gifts of lego (9488, 4595, 3936) from their recent holiday in America.
Lazy lunch, grand prix, park (where E lost his croc (crooks!) inside a net........which necessitated an epic retrival. and allotment have been the shape of things today.
Really great week planned. Smething everyday, several beach meets, fishers farm, play~dates, swimming, only 3 days on my own and then 2 weeks of holiday.
Thhe fact that at the end of it all ill be 40 seems a minor detail, I'll have to change the words at the top of the blog.
E's reading making steady daily progress and has become such a part of our day, like toothbrushing in routine, that i keep forgetting to record on the blog.
and in all this the best advantage of all is that it is silencing the biological clock which seems to tick more loudly with every passing monthly cycle because I know I really couldn't manage.