I NEED SLEEP. don’t talk to me if I haven’t had 7-8 hours. Especially not before caffeine. #sorrynotsorry there are so many sleep blends worth trying. Some of our favorites: Cedarwood + Lavender. Frankincense + Lavender. Valor. Stress Away + Lavender. #lavenderdoesallthethings#sleepymommy
A very Late Dinner ⭐️ spaghetti bolognese , filled with speed and prepared it in my slow cooker last night . Topped with spinach & 1 tbsp of Parmesan (1) I used ciabatta bread ( b ) roll for garlic bread . Smelt really good but was so late by the time the kids went to bed and a very miserable baby that I didn't really fancy dinner at 9.30 after a long day at work . Sore throat , ears and headache not really helping either . Is it Tuesday yet ? #slimmingworld#healthyeating#healthybalance#freefoodfeb#lifeofaparent
💙🎂 🎈My Little One Is 2 Today 🎈 🎂 💙
. 👶🏼I truly can’t believe that this photo was taken two years ago. The last two years have been the most challenging years of my life and the most rewarding. .
🌱I love watching my little man grow and learn everyday and I can’t wait (actually I totally can 🙈I don’t want him to grow up to fast) to see what the next year will hold and to watch him become a Big Brother.
Any reason why inset days can’t just be tagged onto the longer holidays so we don’t notice how annoying they are!? Now what to do with the munchkin left at home 🤔 when it’s raining 😩
He fell into his role as 'dad' so perfectly.
He's the kind of dad that second guesses himself.
He wants to be the best dad he can be for them.. he wants to love them the way they need to be loved and he tries so hard to be stern with them when they need it.
..but he second guesses every decision he makes for them because he is so worried that it will be the wrong one.
I try to remind him that we all do it.. every single day!
Sometimes.. no.. a LOT of times.. I make the 'wrong' decision, knowing it's wrong.. but also knowing that, in that moment, I needed to do it.
I say 'yes' to that glass of soda, right before bed.
I give in to 'just one more movie' when they've already had three.
I give them their 'final warning'.. after the last 'final warning'.
I don't follow through with the consequences of having them lash out at us, or each other, because sometimes I'm just too tired.
..and you know what, that's what it's all about.
Parenting is picking your battles and letting some of them slide.
It's trying your best to remember that they need you to teach them 'calm' instead of yelling at them to learn it.. but it's also accepting that you're going to yell and get frustrated sometimes too.
It's knowing that your kid is just going to be an ass some days.. and that doesn't mean you've failed.
Parenting is doing the best you can with what you have and just hoping that you raise them in a way that enables them to know how to use those tools when they need them.
We got Harper these Crayola Ultra-Clean washable markers for her birthday. They wash off of clothes, carpets, furniture and hands SO easily. We know first hand. 😉 highly recommended for your little budding artists. 🎨
Who else claims to 'have eyes in the back of their heads'? ... Or more so needs them 😂
I could realistically do with several pairs some days.
In the meantime I have managed to get my son to believe that the reason I often have the good old #topknot#mumbun is because I actually have a hidden eye up there 😂
Jack truely believes I have a extra eye up. Even if I did there is no chance it could see through my dry shampoo ball of fuzz 😬