I’m currently writing this whilst simultaneously cooking a roast with all the trimmings dinner! I have also already written this week’s update but stupidly forgot to press save before going to baste my chicken, so now I am having to type it all out again and hope I don’t forget anything!
Only I would attempt to cook a gargantuan meal when only myself and the boys are home to eat it. PB is actually taking his to work with him in a trendy tuppaware box so technically we are all benefiting from my efforts. I’m not completely over achieving. Ha!
What Have We Been Up To This Week?
We have had such a lovely week! Hurrah! I am very relieved because the week before was so pants what with injuries and infections and all that sort of thing. This week has been great and we have had some lovely adventures.
There was one day this week where PB was off work and I wasn’t running around like a loon on errands. So we took the boys to a nearby Nature Reserve and explored the woods. We found a pond full of all sorts of creatures, from boatmen bugs to dragonflies. And we came across a camp fire set up that scouts must use regularly, so we sat and ate our snacks and took some lovely pictures. It was one of those really beautiful autumnal afternoons, where the sun is out but the air is cold and everything looks really colourful.
I also took the boys out with my best friend and her baby, Harry, again. We’re both on mat leave at the same time and have known each other forever. We end up doing something together almost every week, it’s so nice! We took them all to a garden centre/dinosaur museum/soft play park thing called Paradise Park in Newhaven, and it was a real giggle. Not only does it strike us as funny that we are actually mums now, with all of its ups and downs, but we also laugh at one another’s fails.
For example, I was so eager to get onto an earthquake simulator, that I parked up the buggy containing George without paying much attention to where I was placing it. Only when my friend (who was on the simulator with me, by the way) pointed to my buggy laughing, did I realise I had actually parked it facing just a blank, black wall… And baby George was peering round the edge of the buggy as if to say ‘Er… Hello?.’ It’s probably one of those things that was funnier if you were there, but we were almost wetting ourselves. Anyone else pointing it out would have had me mummy shaming myself for neglect, but it was so nice to just see the funny side and embrace my lack of foresight. And George was fine… I think he even saw the funny side to be honest.
Everyone has been sleeping so much better this week! Teddy even slept in until 9.15 this morning. I try and figure out what the magic formula is that makes this wondrous event happen but never manage to find out what it is. I think it’s just one of those lucky once in a blue moon type of things.
Although we did stay out a little late on Friday night when we went to see the fireworks, so maybe it was all about catching up? I spontaneously decided that I would take the boys to see the display and then another friend of mine jumped in for the fun as well. The whole thing was held in our village’s local primary school and there was a huge bonfire, hot dog stand and I bought Teddy some glow sticks to wave around in the dark as well. I am so blessed to have two boys who love fireworks! I took them to a display in the Summer and they loved it, but I was still worried they might freak out at the banging. But, they were fine. Full of awe and wonder, completely quiet for the full ten minutes it went on for. Although, now I have to keep putting on a video I took on my phone showing the firework display because all Teddy keeps asking is ‘Fireworks! Bang!’. Rather that than full melt down mode though, am secretly thrilled because I love fireworks and didn’t want to have to miss them!
Anyway, am going to have to skip additional information and findings for this week as I have to dash… I think my potatoes are going over being just roasted to becoming lumps of coal! Hope you have all had a lovely week!
Ps. Not that there was much additional information or findings… unless you count the fact that Teddy keeps spontaneously taking his trousers and nappy down for some reason. Potty training looms.
*Update. Roast was bloody delicious and everyone at every scrap. Even managed a jam sponge with custard for pudding. Have a ton of washing up waiting for me for when the kids are asleep but with a full tummy and sense of achievement it was all very worth it!