Just in the nick of time … here are this weeks #randomthoughts. If you haven’t seen this before it’s something I started a few weeks ago and you can read about it here.
I don’t believe in regrets but I do believe in learning from your mistakes. #liveandlearn
I know I’m stroppy when i’m tired, but even at my age knowing it doesn’t mean I can change it. #shameful
Reward charts still work for Ellie and for that I am truly thankful. #stickers
One thing I do need to do before Christmas is tidy the house and especially Ellie’s room. #puttingitoff
I am unsure who is more excited about their advent calendar – Ellie, N or me #nevertooold
This post is about something which I’ve done every day from the day my daughter was born, almost six years ago, until now. It’s my simple pleasure.
Every evening just before I go to bed, I look in at my daughter – when she was little this was to check she was ok but now, it’s not about that at all, it’s for me. I take just a minute to watch her sleeping and then I plant a gentle kiss on her cheek. My heart bursts with love every time I do it and whilst once I wondered if it might become just routine, I know it won’t.
It’s in this moment I remind myself how blessed I am to be a parent and why the fact that I’ve shouted at her, or she’s been naughty, or I’m exhausted, really doesn’t matter.
After a tough week, this is the perfect post to make me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.
Welcome to this week’s #randomthoughts
It’s been a busy week and as a result I was somewhat inundated with random thoughts from which to choose for this week’s post. Once again though I’ve chosen just 5 which I think share the highlights of my week.
If you haven’t seen #randomthoughts before, then please do have a look here to find out more.
So, without further ado here are this week’s random thoughts:
When I lived near the seaside I used to go to the beach to unwind, de-stress and relax. I’ve been worrying a little that I have no equivalent nowadays, but this week as I lolled in a long, hot bath for the fifth time in seven days I realised I actually had. #ilovebaths
Things I say always sounds perfectly reasonable when I say them, but somehow they don’t when Ellie repeats them. My favourite this week: ‘they’re driving like lunatics’. #thinkbeforeIspeak
I couldn’t help but wonder aloud why one of Ellie’s flashing school shoes was no longer working. Without missing a beat Ellie quickly explained it’s because she hops a lot on that foot. #makessense
When my other half brought me a pain au chocolate for breakfast I knew the healthy eating push was a fail. #weak
It’s a shock to me that i’ve actually done almost all of my Christmas shopping now. #needsmust
So that’s it for this week’s installment – please do get in touch via a comment or tweet to let me know what you think and what you’re random thoughts are this week. I’d love to hear from you.
Welcome to this weeks #randomthoughts – a round up of my week in my top five random thoughts. If you haven’t seen my random thoughts posts before, it only started a couple of weeks ago and you can read more here.
So here are this week’s #randomthoughts:
When your other half is having a full on laughing fit which seems to be a bit like an asthma attack – do you laugh or call 999 #confused
You know you’re getting old when all the teachers at school look at least half your age #depressing
It seems to me that the weekend before I start my clean 9 – nine day detox – I have to eat everything and anything I want #excuse
I love Christmas shopping until I’m in an actual shop with a million other people. Somehow it’s never quite as I imagine it’s going to be #backtotheinternet
Sometimes I put off the tidying or cleaning all day and then at bedtime I get a sudden urge to tidy up and find myself frantically rushing around. I wonder why. #itsamystery
Re-reading my random thoughts this week, they really do cover the different aspects of my week and my life. So come on, I’d like to know what you think and I’d love to hear your random thoughts too.