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.
Tomorrow is a massive milestone for my daughter, her first day at school! I felt I needed to write this, more for me than her, but hopefully she can look back at this and realise how much I love her, and how proud I am of her…
The kids love to help in the kitchen, so in a vain attempt to get them to eat healthier we got the spiralizer out. I thought if we could make the vegetables fun, and get the kids involved in their preparation, then they might just try something new! Here’s how we got on.