The last few weeks have seen a lot of first and lasts for my children. Culminating in Oliver leaving Pre-school and Isla finishing her first year at Primary school on Friday. Everything is happening so fast, and emotionally I am struggling to keep up.
Father’s Day is fast approaching, and I don’t know about you but I always struggle for ideas. Not just for my dad, but also for James on behalf of the kids. This year I wanted to think outside the box, and find some unique and unusual gifts for Father’s Day. This is my round up of my favourite Father’s Day gift ideas with a twist!
It’s such a cliché I know, but I seriously I can’t believe where the time has gone. On Monday, my youngest, my little blue eyed baby boy, my Oliver became 4 years old.
This year, for their 4th Blog ambassador programme, Mark Warner Holidays have asked us willing entrants what our top ten travel must haves are. Like most mums, my absolute holiday essential is to make sure my kids are happy, so we thought we would hand the task over to them.
OK, so I’m pretty sure this isn’t a groundbreaking statement and that I’m not alone. We all know children can be irritating sometimes, and they know how to push your buttons. Recently however I’ve realised that there are a few things my kids do, or don’t do, that really irritate me! You know, properly wind me up to the point of near explosion!
Today is Isla’s 5th birthday, my little baby, my first born, all grown up into a fully fledged little girl. If i’m honest I feel quite emotional about it, i’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because I’m a complete stress head at the moment and i’m emotional about everything. Or maybe it’s because I feel time is moving to fast, she is growing up to fast. I love seeing her blossom into the amazing little girl that she is. Maybe I just wish I could pause time, just for a while, to savor every moment.
Being a mum is hard work at the best of times! Sometimes it is exceptional hard, and when you hit a phase (please let it be a phase!), of particularly difficult behaviour it feels like an uphill struggle. As mums we love unconditionally these little human beings we have created, but sometimes don’t they just test you to the limits!
When you have children there are so many milestones, weaning, their first steps, their first words, potty training, sleeping through the night! to name but a few. However nothing quite prepared me for my eldest, Isla, starting school. The end of an era, a pivotal moment in her childhood, has proved to be an emotional time.