When I first became a mum nearly four years ago I felt that our days had to full and busy with lots to do. I arranged to meet my mummy friends who were also on maternity leave, my NCT friends and joined a couple of baby classes.
I have always been someone that likes to get out the house and fill our days, even if its just a trip to the park or the garden centre.
As Alice has got older and Holly came along this carried on and life became even busier with two children’s busy schedules with ballet, swimming, preschool and play dates.
Over the last six months I have started to enjoy more days at home. I don’t know if it started because of the cold wintery days and I just wanted to stay snuggly in our house. But, I don’t fill our days like I used to. Alice has preschool three days a week and on those days, Holly and I do our own thing. Browsing around the shops, trying to get some jobs done around the house and enjoying have one on one time with Holly.
This week Alice has been on half term from preschool and the weather has not been great. In fact it has felt like winter again, ok maybe autumn, but I have been cold. This meant that any plans I had to take the girls for days out and enjoy the sunny days went out the window.
Our days have been spent with Alice going to a friends birthday party at soft play. I haven’t taken just Alice to soft play for such a long time, it was strange seeing her run off and play with her friend. No longer needing me to climb my way through it all to help her.
An afternoon spent with my parents and my niece, watching the girls play so lovely with their cousin. Holly is definitely the boss of that threesome!
A morning spent with our friends at the gymnastics open play for under fives, the only safe place to go during half term with little ones.
Alice had her friend from preschool over for a playdate, the first time I’ve had someone over and their parent hasn’t stayed with them. A sign of things to come I think…
A trip to the shops and stopping for a drink and cake at the cafe. Sat chatting to Alice, while Holly was waving to the ducks passing us by. Then Alice decided it was much more fun to watch the ducks and joined her sister sat on the floor looking out the window.
Alice starts school in September and I feel like I need to soak up every precious moment of having her at home with me. But I have realised this week, that those moments don’t all have to be days out to zoo’s, theme parks and local farms. That actually just being with her sat in a cafe looking far to grown up with her hot chocolate chatting away is pretty perfect.
Yes, we will have our days out, otherwise this mummy won’t fit in her clothes with all the cake at the cafe. But, we will also enjoy taking a slower pace of life over the summer.
Our ordinary week has definitely been filled with lots of ordinary moments…
Joining Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments