Calling It Quits And Saying Goodbye…

I’ll keep it short and sweet, mainly because the baby is asleep on one arm. 😂 I’m hanging up my blogging boots. For now anyway. Social media can be a positive fun place there’s no doubt, but it can also be mentally draining, and for me it’s just time to step down for personal reasons. It’s been an experience since I started 4 or 5 years ago. I’ve been on trips I’ll never forget and I’ve met some amazing people. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. More than anything I’ve always been mystified at the size of my blogs following and why in Gods name anyone reads what I write. 😂 Anyway, […]

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It’s Just A Phase…

Baby 3 was 12 weeks old this week. 3 months old. I’m blinking and another month is going by I swear. Life is insanely busy hence the dust that has been gathering on my blog a bit! Like with a lot of babies, I spend a decent portion of my day trying to figure out what he wants. I’ve quickly realised that even though this is my third child I generally still haven’t a clue what I’m doing. He’s cutting a tooth. I swore it was my imagination. I could see the white dot under his gum weeks ago. But it’s cutting through at the moment and he’s dribbling buckets. […]

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One Of Those Days…

We’re coming to the end of the 2 week Easter break and we’re all still alive. I call that a win. They’ve had playdates and we’ve done play centres and we’ve watched movies and ate chocolate and they’ve played outside and they’ve made forts. However, as the end of the second week draws near, the cracks of no routine are starting to show. I’m wilting. They’re wilting. The lack of routine is starting to make them whiny and my brain has completely gone to absolute mush. One eye might be starting to twitch slightly. They’re everywhere. All day. Someone wants me for something, constantly. They are always hungry. I can’t […]

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I Am Drowning In Kids…

Oh My God. 3 kids is CRAZY. 😂 Who knew going from 2 to 3 would be such a MASSIVE difference! I am laughing at my naive attitude during my pregnancy – “Sure what’s one more..” HA! The last 4 weeks have gone in a whirlwind of bottles, nappies, night feeds, sleep deprivation (Oh God I forgot how bad that is), recoiling in horror when I look in the mirror, school runs, juggling attention when there’s one of me and three of them, coffee, piles of washing, breaking up fights, wine, coffee, piles of more washing, up the back shits, more washing, more fights, more coffee, …. Of course there’s […]

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A Family Of 5…

Day 3 at home. All 5 of us are still alive so we’re not doing too bad. I feel and look like I’ve been dragged through about 70 hedges backwards and upside down but getting there. Lost my prescription when I got home so took a few phone calls and a fax from the hospital to the local chemist but I’m back up and running in the drugs department. The kids reluctantly went back to school yesterday after 7 days off being orphaned out to relatives while I was imprisoned. I was fairly impressed that we managed to get lunches made and get them sorted and out the door on […]

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When You’re A Punching Bag For The Kids…

Ah Parenting. So rewarding…….  This morning was one of those mornings I could do or say nothing right. Nothing.  They woke up around 7am and took down every single toy they possess and played a game for over an hour before I went anywhere near them.  I said Good Morning and told them it was time to go climb Mount Everest…. Sorry, to go downstairs for breakfast, that’s what it was….. but I may aswel have said the Mount Everest thing.  Que incessant whining.  “You ALWAYS ruin our game.” “You NEVER give us time to play with our toys.”  “It’s SO unfair.” “I HATE School.” I told them I don’t […]

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Another Week, Another Ice Pack…

It’s only January 15th and already the ice pack has been out twice.  I swear I didn’t need the thing for the entire year of 2017!!  Last week it was needed for the black eye incident… You can read about that lovely evening here.  This weekend the boys had one of their cousins over for a sleepover. They’re all around the same age and they just love each others company.  He was coming over on Saturday afternoon. I made the rooky mistake of telling them on Friday, so our Saturday from approximately 6.45am until 2pm went like this:  “What time will he be here?” “Is he on his way?” “It […]

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New Year, Black Eye…

Ah New Years.  Full of hope and positivity.  New Years Day we had a relaxing day at home. Some of the boys cousins came over for a visit in the afternoon and then we just chilled out for the rest of the day.  Around the time I would normally have started getting them sorted for bed I went up to check on them, and they were playing together happily, both of them stripped down to their boxers but whatever, they were happy, so I said I’d leave them to it and get them sorted in a while. Sure why not!  Went back down to the sitting room where I discovered […]

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