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The title sums me up totally at the moment. I’m tired today, totally exhausted and I have been feeling like this for a while. I had a sickness bug a few weeks ago and that left me feeing totally drained, I felt ok again last week but these past few days I must have some sort of virus because I have a slight sore throat but zero energy – absolutely none. I lay in bed this morning and imagined myself as Woody from Toy Story – imagine him lying down on the table and when you pick him up his arms and left just hang all dangled over don’t they? Well, that’s how I felt – I felt so drained and exhausted my legs felt like they had weights on them this morning. C has been a bit full on recently too – wanting lots of attention and following me…

Experiencing Specsavers Opticians With Children. You may have read my previous post just after we discovered C developed a sudden squint. After his initial appointment we were on the understanding he might require glasses but we wouldn’t know until his next hospital appointment. His second appointment was on Wednesday of last week and we did infact find out he requires glasses to help correct his squint. He only has it when he’s concentrating on something up close – his vision is perfect otherwise so he only has only been prescribed a low prescription. I was a bit apprehensive all week about him needing them because he point blank refused to accept he needs them. He just kept saying “But I don’t need glasses” which to be honest, he was right – his vision is fine so it’s not like he’s seeing things blurry and therefore we could say the glasses would…

I was sat in the doctors waiting room this morning, watching the news ticker on the bottom of the TV and something caught my eye. ‘Fussy eating toddler … ‘not the fault of parents’ I must admit I was a little shocked by that statement – I’ve never blamed myself for having fussy eaters. In fact I did all I could in the beginning of their weaning days to encourage anything but fussy eating once they reached toddlerhood. I just thought fussy eating was a natural path in life most kids took. Eat everything handed to them as babies, hit a fussy stage as a toddler, start eating all the things again as they get older … never did I think for one minute it was my fault. Both of mine had different weaning experiences. L is 13 so back when she was a baby the guidelines were a lot…

Yesterday marked the day we found out our little boy will need to wear glasses. It all started on Sunday evening. We had my parents round for Sunday dinner, C was tired so sat own his iPad in the evening (watching his beloved Paw Patrol!) Mum was sat opposite him and said to me “Do you know C is going cross eyed”? I got up and walked over to where she was sitting and low and behold he was. I’d never seen him do it before. It wasn’t in just the one eye either, it was both. I was worried about how suddenly it appeared. Googling on a Sunday evening isn’t advised either! On Monday morning I called my local Supersavers to arrange for an eye test. Basically once I had given them his details, his age and my concerns on how suddenly we noticed it they advised us to…

Today marks the day for C’s last pre-school session until September. That means he’s been attending for 6 whole months now. Time really does fly by doesn’t it? I remember writing his pre-school milestone post just after I dropped him off for his first ever afternoon, and it really doesn’t feel like 6 months ago. On his first day he ran with such confidence and excitement and ~I can honestly say he has continued to do just that. I haven’t ever dropped him off and had to leave him watching me walk out in tears, or grab hold of my leg and not let me go. He has always gone in, kissed me goodbye and gone on to see what kind of adventures they have set up for him that day. In the beginning when I had collected him I asked what had he been up to and he would…

For the Mummy Tag, I’ve been tagged by Laura over at Dear Bear and Beany – Thanks Laura 🙂 Are you a stay at home mum or a working mum? I’m a stay at home mum during the day but I go out to work 3 nights a week between 8 & midnight. I love it tbh. It gives me the chance to stay home all day to look after the children & go on days out, do dinner & get C ready for bed before I head off to work. Would you have it any other way? No, I really wouldn’t. I was a stay at hone mum for 12 years. I only went back to work last November and I really do enjoy it. I work with a great bunch of people and I love getting out of the house for a few hours and for having the chance…

Before I had children I was in the ‘I won’t give my children a dummy’ camp. I don’t have anything against them, or anyone who choses to use them, I just didn’t want to use them for my children. Of course you can never make any decisions about how you would like to parent before you actually become one. You just don’t know how you’ll feel when the time comes. I found myself doing a few things I said I would never do ….. one for instance was giving them a dummy. Both L & C had dummies. It didn’t do either of them any harm and it worked for us. I remember back to when L was younger and how much of a nightmare she was trying to get rid of it. She was 3 and she was really attached to her ‘friends’. I stopped her having them during the…

Today was the day C started pre-school. We visited a few times back last Summer and put his name down for him to start in January ….. I can’t tell you how fast that time has gone. I’ve been feeling mixed emotions over the past few weeks as this date has been nearing. I had at one point thought about phoning and delaying him until Easter – I just wanted to keep hold of him that bit longer before I had to share him. But that was for my benefit, not for his, and I realised that a few weeks before Christmas. One day he announced “Mummy I want to go to my school” He described the place and what he remembered which I thought was pretty impressive seeing as we hadn’t been there since June! He was all set to take his pajamas off and get going. He…

Said no parent ever! Well a parent to a baby or toddler anyway. Since when do we get an extra hour in bed when the clocks change! Pah …. we’re up an hour earlier (or so it would seem) What makes it worse is it being half-term week next week ….. I won’t have an alarm to set to get L up and sorted for school, instead i’ll have the clock change to have me up early! Thanks for that Haha. C is 3 and currently his waking time in the morning is around 7 …. so on Sunday when he wakes up and the clocks have lovingly gone back an hour my clock will say 6am. There’s something about being up so early on a Sunday I think. It makes the morning seem so much longer. In a few years time i’m sure i’ll be grateful of that extra…

Yesterday marked another little milestone in C’s life. We went to visit and have a look around his prospective pre-school. He’s currently 2yrs 9 months and technically this pre-school would take him from now. However up until yesterday I was keen to get his name down for January onwards. January will be the term after his third Birthday and therefore he will qualify for the 15 hours free childcare per week. They did have places for him from September but i’m unsure wether I wan’t to send him so soon. We have only just moved to an area where there is loads for us to do and having been living somewhere beforehand where there was literally nothing for us during the week. I want to spend between now and next January enjoying what we have around us and spending the time together having fun – I feel that sending him…