The Portrait Series: 30/52

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Another bath photograph.
It is the only time he keeps relatively still!
It is the end of a long week.
We have a lot going on at the moment.
We are all looking forward to this weekend…a fair, some rugby, and a whole lot of nothing!
As expected, our busyness has lead to tiredness.
We are all a bit cranky.
While R and I attempt to be pleasant and patient, C is not afraid to be a grump.
As toddlers are wont to do, he doesn’t use his manners, he makes demands, he refuses to read more

The Portrait Series: 29/52

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He is playing in the sink.
I am thinking about what to cook for dinner and that I am sick of cooking dinner.
He has taken to wanting to help me with the dishes.
This means he gets his diggers, puts them in the water, and scoops up the bubbles.
He likes to involve his stuffed animals in the fun too.
I protest but it is difficult to argue with his logic.
Puppy Bunny needs a bath…true.
The elephant likes to suck water up with its trunk…true.
The octopus lives in the ocean…true.

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A Boring Post



On a boat!  Not wearing  life jacket!  Wild!  Not boring!

Although I don’t think she meant it to, Stacey’s post has caused some sort of exestential crisis.
I too feel boring.
So boring.
The realisation of how far I have fallen is painful.A friend’s little girl is turning one and, as you do when your child has a birthday, she was looking back at photos of her baby when she was newborn.
This prompted me to do the same.
And then I went even further back.
To the pre-baby era.
To a time read more

Favourite – Our Morning Routine



It really is the everyday things that are my favourite things.
I enjoy routine.
I like waking up to his little voice, sounding metallic through the baby monitor, calling, “Mommy!  Mooommm-meee!”
I like going in to his room, lying down next to him, cuddling his warm little body, both of us silent and still until he declares that it is morning time and that we should go and get some breakfast.
We eat our porridge and we talk about what the day might hold.
The first order of business is always a walk to the cafe.

We get read more