Thursday, 16 June 2011

Mummy blog

You know when I started this blog I didn't really want it to be a mummy blog. I was mummy 24 hours a day. Most days I barely remember to brush my hair, I always ALWAYS have snot on my shoulder and food down my top. I crave adult conversations and night outs for the most part are a rare treat. So I wanted it to be something for me, somewhere to express myself, take better photos, draw more (which I clearly haven't done enough off). However it kind of has turned into a mummy blog because guess what? I AM a mummy 24hrs a day. That's what I think and talk about. And my boys are so pretty (in my opinion) that they are mostly what I take photos of. Maybe this is exactly what it needs to be. Reading other mummy blogs has really inspired me and given me ideas. Dare I say made me a better mum? 

So in light of this, Mummys out there let me say at the moment I'm struggling with my boys. Lucas is still having a tough time with ear problems and his tantrums are on an epic scale. Like run for cover epic.
He loses it banging his head on anything and everything. Its upsetting. I'm finding it hard to find the line between he's ill so give him whatever he wants TV, milk etc to he's nearly 2, his brother also had tantrums at this age I just waited them out without giving in. The more I don't go out in public (due to overwhelming tantrums) the more older brother Isaac misbehaves from lack of stimulation...

So I'm doing my best to do something interesting everyday. Some days it works and some days it really doesn't...

Cue walk in the woods. This time we didn't have to turn back before we even got going...
I'm really lucky we live near some beautiful places to walk and explore. In fact the above scene kind of makes me think Ewoks are going to jump out on me...
(How cool would that be?)
I really made an effort not to rush them or direct the route. 
I just let it unfold. 
As I said luckily on this day it worked...

Hey does this count as a lucky four leaf clover if the clover was cheating a little with the help of a friend?


And when Daddy gets home he's always eager to play. In fact he thinks he's got the next Roger Federer on his hands. (Being half Swiss hubby loves Roger Federer a little too much. Like beyond normal bromance levels...)


And surprisingly despite my lack of athletic abilty genetic defect the boys have got some skills...
 Mostly...
 Good job Daddy...



One of the things hubby and I decided to do to try to alleviate the trouble we are having is to each have more one on one time with the boys. I'm with the boys all the time but rarely just one of them at a time. Hubby has started taking Isaac Swimming on Saturdays (which they both love doing) during which time I can play with Lucas. And after Dinner Isaac and I have been taking walks together before bed. Just the two of us even if it rains. Its really nice and interestingly they are both golden during these times...

So here's a peek into our first Mummy and Isaac date...

Isaac poses catalogue style on the park bench...

It was really warm but with a strong breeze that made the tall trees sway and creak, leading to Isaac asking over and over 'What is that noise mummy?'

It was one of those remember this moment, its special sort of times...
 Isaac sang to himself as he walked that is until he found a hill worth rolling down...


Beautiful.

Lucas gets time too. Today for example while Isaac napped we played with bubbles. And there nothing better than bubbles...

 (clearly I need to clean my camera lens. Spot the splodge)


My hubby says that from the moment you become a parent you feel guilty. Are you doing the right things? Saying the right things? Playing enough? Teaching enough? Doing enough? Other people sometimes don't help constantly competing with who's child is doing the most activities. He's right too. I feel guilty. All the time especially at the moment. But each day is a new day. And each day we learn more and get better at it. Blogging has done a lot for me. The other blogger mummies out there provide support and inspiration. Plus the actual process of putting a blog post together is a good thing. It cuts though that guilt and points out the good bits. The important bits. The little things that add up to one big and beautiful thing.

Mostly it makes me want to get up and do better tomorrow...

4 comments:

  1. Enjoy your one on one time with your boys! I have fond memories from walks alone with my in the summer time, so special!

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  2. Lovely post from lovely Sian :) That picture of Lucas' meltdown is priceless - and all of the other pics are beautiful, as always :)

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