August 2015 | Rosy Cheeks & Muddy Feet

I Was "That Mum.."

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I was that Mum in the shop today. You know the one? One kid is whining because he really wants to go home, even though he's been moaning all week to go out, and you're going to be home in ten minutes anyway. The toddler is climbing out of her pram and just as you go to grab her she makes a run for it... You chase her up the aisle whilst shouting to your son to follow you and repeating for the tenth time that you're not buying him the sticker book that he so desperately needs..

Yep.. That was me. We finally got to the checkout and Emilie made a bee-line for the empty cashier chair next to our line. I coax her out of there for her to run off whilst I'm trying to pay for my items. I ask James to go and hold her hand, when she promptly falls to the fall in a tantrum.. (Did I mention how happy I was when two days ago she learnt to get out of her straps and climb out of the pram? - Please note sarcasm..) 

These past few days have been tough. Lots of rain has kept us cooped up in the house, meaning that the kids had lots of excess energy and I had a serious case of cabin fever developing. This morning I was determined that despite the rain we needed to get out of the house.. Which bring us to me being, "that Mum."

James goes back to school a week tomorrow and I want our last week of the Summer holidays to be better than the last few days. I need to remind myself that when the kids are acting out that they're not doing it to punish me. They're doing it because they're tired/bored/hungry/angry.. I need to remember that fun can be had even in the rain (hello puddle jumping..) I think the whole Happy Mum, Happy Kids is so true in cases like this. As I sat here earlier this evening I realised that my grumpiness this week is probably what my kids picked up on and they ran with it. If I change my mood then chances are they will change theirs.

Here's to the next week.. Hopefully sunnier and happier :)


The Sunday Currently.

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R E A D I N G - For the first time in ages I actually don't have a book on the go. I've been so busy that reading has taken a back seat. I need to find some new books soon though. Too long and I start getting restless.

W R I T I N G - Blog posts for the Blog-Tember challenge :) 

L I S T E N I N G - James is watching some cartoons whilst his Sister naps. 

T H I N K I N G - That I need to put my motivation to good use rather than getting overwhelmed by everything that I want/need to do. 

S M E L L I N G - I've just cooked Sausages with sliced potatoes, leeks and garlic. It smells amazing! 

H O P I N G - That all the things spinning around in my head come to fruition. 

W E A R I N G - My gym trousers.. It's Sunday and I'm not leaving the house.. 

L O V I N G - The rain storm that is currently outside. Emilie's personality that is shining through so much more everyday. 

W A N T I N G - A shower.. It's been so humid the past few days. 

N E E D I N G - To sleep later than 5.55am - (thanks to my early waking children). To have a day where I just forget my to-do list. 

F E E L I N G  - Happy but tired. Motivated. 

C L I C K I N G  - Through my blog reading list. 


The Blog-Tember Challenge.

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Bailey Jean from Brave Love Blog is once again hosting the Blog-Tember Challenge throughout the month of September and I cannot wait to take part again. Last year was so much fun and I am loving all of the prompts for this year. If you fancy having a go then head over to her blog to check out the prompts. You can post as much or as little as you want so theres no pressure :) 

Hopefully I'll see you there!



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This past weekend I turned thirty years old. For the past six month I've been terrified of this milestone, not wanting to get older and leave my trusty twenties behind. I've realised over the past few days though that maybe my thirties can be better than the previous decade.

Some life lessons I've acquired over the years..

... Never go to bed angry.

... Your children don't need loads of expensive toys and luxuries.. They need your time, love and attention.

... Marmite on it's own isn't good but with cheese it tastes A-MAZ-ING.

... You don't need to drink to have a good time.

... Dance parties in the kitchen will always cheer you up.

... Laughter really is the best medicine.

... As much as you tried to avoid it, as you get older you will see parts of your own Mum come through in your personality.

... Disney movies are great, no matter how old you are.

... You are never too old to learn something new.

... Watching Sex & The City with chocolate can fix most things.

... Do not google medical symptoms.. Just don't...

... Believe in yourself. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Bring it thirty.. Lets see what you've got..

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