Friday Focus 15/09/17 – Finding a little more patience

We’ve now settled back into normal routines once again and it’s made a big difference to my patience levels! I loved having the girls home for the holidays but having a little time for myself has been much needed. Those three mornings a week are just what I need to recharge my own batteries and I’m a much calmer Mummy for them!


Patience - this week's word of the week


Being back in a routine again has been good for the girls too. That period of separation each day seems to make them enjoy the time they have together a little bit more. I love how happy they are to see each other when Jessica finishes school and they’ve mostly been playing together very nicely in the afternoons too.



Things I have loved this week:

  • Catching up with a friend over coffee.


  • Jessica’s excitement about being back at Girls’ Brigade.


  • Watching both the girls in their ballet classes and seeing how much more confident they are this term.


  • Taking the girls’ toy shopping with Jessica’s birthday money and seeing how much fun they had choosing what to buy. We’ve added to our Playmobil collection as a result.


  • An afternoon playing board games as a family.


Jessica and Sophie playing a board game


  • Having a tea party with Sophie and her toys.


  • Listening to Jessica reading books at bedtime.


Jessica reading a Bible story


  • Going for a walk around Burnham Beeches with Sophie and finding fairy holes in the trees and fairy hats (acorn cups) on the ground.


Sophie looking at a "fairy hole" at the bottom of a tree


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24 thoughts on “Friday Focus 15/09/17 – Finding a little more patience

  1. Everything seems to feel so much better with a routine in place doesn’t it. It looks like you have all had a wonderful week. There’s nothing better than playing games as a family, especially this time of year when it feels all cosy inside. Have a lovely weekend x

  2. Oh gosh yes, I have found I’m a lot more patient since the summer holidays ended too! I’m glad everything is going well for you all with the return to school.

  3. I know just what you mean! When you’re trying to juggle lots of things, patience tends to slip, but having time to get things done means you can enjoy being in the moment with the kids more – I can relate! Glad you’ve all had a good week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. I’ve definitely enjoyed being in the moment more – having that time for myself has meant I’m less distracted when the girls are back home x

  4. Ah that’s such a sweet idea to make the acorns “fairy hats”. You’ve inspired me to do a nature trail type thing with my own girls looking for fairy things!

    1. Thank you – it makes a walk so much more fun when we’re looking for fairies – the girls love spotting the things that the fairies left behind! 🙂

  5. I bet the girls are loving being back into a routine I know the boys are and thats fab that Jessica loves Girls brigade, the boys both did cubs and loved it so much x

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