The Comfort Of The Ordinary…The Ordinary Moments

The Comfort Of The Ordinary…The Ordinary Moments

On Friday when Holly and I got back from ballet, Holly carried on playing with her babies just as she had before we left. She popped her in the pushchair and pushed her around the kitchen as Andy and I were chatting and making lunch. She was laughing to her baby and just the sound of her little voice made me stop in my tracks.

I turned to Andy and said ‘I can’t believe that soon we won’t have a little person at home during the day’. My heart hurt at the thought of it. Andy responses was a typical one ‘She has to go to school, it will be good for her’. Which of course I snapped back ‘I do know!’. But I also said ‘But you have to understand I’ve had a little person home with me for 6 years, thats a long time’. Andy looked at me, knowing that what a softy I am and said it will be ok…

I know it will be ok, I know that she will be ready and I definitely know that she can’t wait to join her big sister at school. She talks about it a lot! But I love our life right now.

I love the comfort that it brings me. Yes our weeks pretty much look the same each week, Holly and I have fallen into a comfortable routine that we are both happy with. It’s not overly exciting, it’s definitely ordinary, but we love it.

To think that I won’t go to a ballet class again with a little girl dressed as a ballerina, or have a buddy when I go to the coffee shop. Because there will definitely be trips to the coffee shop, but I can’t imagine going alone.

We all know our roles. We look forward to school ending each day and Alice joining us. The house exploding with laughter, the squealing and the girls playing together. Yes, it’s hectic at times, we’ve got homework and reading to do and dinner to cook. But I wouldn’t change it.

Right now, I want to press pause and enjoy our ordinary right now for a little bit longer.

Joining Donna at What The Redhead Said for The Ordinary Moments 


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  1. 28/01/2018 / 07:34

    Oh bless you. I know I will feel like this when I give up my Fridays. You will find your new ordinary moments lovely. Growing up is so bittersweet and they don’t say anything about that in a Baby manual! Sending virtual hugs xx #Theordinarymoments

  2. 28/01/2018 / 11:09

    It will be strange not having a little one at home but you will find a new way of doing the same treats like visiting the coffee shop on the way home from school etc.

  3. 28/01/2018 / 20:39

    I felt the same last year when we’d made the school applications, and it’s so bittersweet. It will be strange but it’ll be a lovely new normal I’m sure #TheOrdinaryMoments

  4. 28/01/2018 / 22:54

    Oh I totally know how you feel Laura. I’m quite torn on it. Like you, I’m going to miss Lia so much but I also look forward to being able to get everything done when they’re not with me, so I can make the most of the time I do have with them. But above all else, I see how excited Lia is and desperate to get to school and in some ways I want it to come quickly for her, because she asks me every day if she can go to school with Libby yet!

  5. 29/01/2018 / 21:21

    Oh Laura. I totally get this. I was exactly the same when Troy went to school – it’s so tough. No more lunches with my little man, no more lunchtime swimming lessons…. But, we all soon get into a new routine and everyone’s happy. But it is hard and it’s such a massive change x

  6. 30/01/2018 / 19:11

    I totally get you on this and even though I still have a way yet I already feel so emotional knowing there will be no little person around. I am sure though that the next 9 months you will soak up as much of the ordinary as you can. #TheOrdinaryMoments

  7. 30/01/2018 / 19:26

    Mine hasn’t even started school yet and I already feel like this, bittersweet is definitely the right word.

    Finding the ‘new normal/ordinary’ is a new adventure.

  8. 01/02/2018 / 14:35

    I can certainly understand the desire to press pause and enjoy their company for so much longer than we have. #TheOrdinaryMoments

  9. 04/02/2018 / 15:26

    I sympathise! My number 3 daughter goes to school in September and then they’ll just be one at home! I can’t imagine with they’re all at school- I’m sure your little one will have a great time though