M has started running outside at bath/teeth/bedtime saying you can't catch me - I say 'Ohhh who will be first into the bathroom?' and she's off like a rocket - Bahaha!
Just left Freya with hubby and went for a proper swim. Decided to go in the sea rather than the pool while I can (it's autum now so got to make the most of it!). Hard work but lovely.
Friend plus her kids coming for dinner tonight as both hubbies are working. Could be chaos!
Caro I listened to the Brene Brown ted talk - what a great speaker!
I struggle with defining what I'm grateful for and what makes me happy - similar?same?
Matilda often just says my favourite bit was everything and I figure if she hears my examples she'll get the idea eventually. I figure it's nice for me even if she doesn't have a clue yet. Sadly it doesn't mean we end the evening quietly and positively as we STILL have an ongoing 'I can't sleep, messing about and generally being a pain' scenario for at least an hour - to say I'm sick of it is a MAJOR understatement!! I've tried everything I can think of including door shutting, star chart etc etc. I really miss the days when she went to bed and almost straight to sleep!
That sounds really tough Kinsey - do both she and her husband drink?
Had a real good for the soul afternoon today - met up with a friend and her kids and did a bike (well the 2 big girls biked) along one of the walkways through town (real green corridor through town - you'd never know you were in town. Had an explore through a beautiful old cemetery and then stopped do the kids could swim in the river. Our girls are really hit and miss with how they get on but we've found that taking them away from toys (ie each other's houses) and playgrounds into a natural environment and they get on wonderfully. Planning to do s different walk/explore each week.
Giving a lot of thought to cutting down sugar in my diet - read quite a few articles and don't want to go cold turkey (I know that's how you're supposed to but not ready for that!!) but really need to cut down.
Caro I have started talking to M about what made her happy each night but would be interested in how you discuss what they are grateful for? Does E understand the concept?