Some pockets of joy this week- hooking up with Holistic Mama!
Oh, how I regularly (several times a day) wonder how I would manage as a mother without homeopathy (incidentally, not for myself, but for the myriad of falls, scratches, thorns, pain in the head/ear/butt/toe) and this week I spent longer throwing gratitude into the ether.
We have a small boy… the smallest, who has firmly established his place in the bed as being bang in the middle (sound familiar?) Normally not a problem, he is a squidgy delight of warm squishyness curled into fetal position in my arms.
Not so for the past two nights. The first night I was just so tired, I just put up with the wild donkey unleashed in our bed.
Last night, however, there was an angry mule in our bed. An angry mule on drugs. One who regularly flipped, kicked and insisted that he sleep naked in the middle with his two fools of parents hanging over the sides, grasping a corner of the duvet.
I was dreaming of what remedy I would give him, when I was beaten awake, thought : “right!!!!”, marched off downstairs and came up with a remedy which I wrestled between his clenched teeth, and minutes, yes minutes, later, he snuggled down and settled down.
Sleep. The all elusive thing all parents crave…
Birds & Bird feeders
This little fella was only twelve inches away… constantly entertaining throughout the day
Clear, crisp, dry (dry!!) November days
Trying to let go of needing a “finished product” for the moment while I just enjoy painting and experimenting.
Hoards of craft materials
When I have a Great Idea (!), the likelihood is that I have the materials to make it; hello many craft projects with the smallies!!
Dutch Apple Cake
Another Darina Allen delight. A recipe will come soon (I just about got a photo before it was gobbled down)
Angry Mule Boy cannot resist a cardboard box… in fact none of my children can. I sadly missed the picture of him squeezing his chubby legs into a tiny shoebox. Kept us laughing for ages.
an early Christmas present from Beloved. I love it, love love, love it. I listen to the radio, podcasts (about everything! Wheeeee!!), I write, keep in touch via email, Facebook, allow myself five minutes here and there to get lost in Pinterest; we use it for our home education journey … Oh it is a wonderful little device 🙂
I love this post. Please tell me the remedy you used on J. So glad you guys are having dry weather. Cardboard boxes are the best sort of entertainment for my children; probably all children. Congrats on the iPad!
If you get more sleep……send me some please!!! My children are the very same with cardboard boxes!
what the heck did you use to get him to settle??! was it according to why you believed he was unsettled, or just a general sleep aid?
i have pics of Miss4 in a cardboard box or two just this past week. brilliant things they are.
ipad – envy! lol
thanks for joining in, i enjoyed reading these.
Emily! Did you give the child Calpol C200 ? Tee hee! Will write email today. Till then xx
Yes Emily I agree with Olivia I believe you have a secret stash!!! xxxxxxx