This week has been a bit of a slog to be honest. One of those weeks where it’s just felt all too much. When my patience is running thin, little hiccups feel like big battles and I feel like throwing myself on the floor and joining Thomas in the tantrums!
Sophie is coping well with her home learning but I’m finding it a struggle at times to juggle helping her with doing the other things that need to be done. I miss being able to see family and friends and being able to go out and explore more interesting places than there are on my doorstep, and I’m tired of having to live life without Jessica. Some weeks it all just feels too hard. But all I can do right now is have a good cry and then pick myself back up and carry on. We’ll get there.
What I’ve been grateful for this week:
- Day 15 – I am grateful for a little boost to my blog traffic today thanks to a link to my frozen bubbles post from last year appearing in an article in The Times.
- Day 16 – I am grateful for a fun afternoon throwing ourselves a little family party to ease the monotony of lockdown life. We’ve made cakes, played party games, enjoyed a party tea and had a lovely afternoon.
- Day 17 – I am grateful for enough room at the table for everyone to enjoy their jigsaws.
- Day 18 – I am grateful for outdoor toys.
- Day 19 – I am grateful for Sophie’s help with preparing dinner.
- Day 20 – I am grateful for FaceTime.
- Day 21 – I am grateful for the pure joy of a little boy out on his toddlebike.
Other things that have made me smile this week:
- Sophie’s picture of a polar bear that she made during Girls’ Brigade.
- Thomas telling Sophie off when she tried to take over doing one of his jigsaws with a cross “just wait, So-dee, just wait!”
- The future feeling a little more hopeful now that Trump is no longer president.
- A delivery of cupcakes from our local church.