A Moment in Time

Last week was so lovely. The sun came out and suddenly it felt like Summer. A couple of months ago we moved so we could have more space and a garden and it felt mean that since moving there had been only a handful of times that we could use the garden, in between rain, rain and more rain.

So last week we spent most of the time outside and I had many of those moments where you’re sitting back watching your life in front of you and appreciating it all. Sun was finally over the chicken pox and back to his old self and we were in a limbo where Shine didn’t have the pox but we knew it could appear at any second. I think this made me even more appreciative of their health knowing what might be lurking around the corner.

Sure enough, on the weekend, Shine came down with the pox and is now, understandably, miserable. Makes me realise how much can change week to week and how up and down parenting can be. One second it all seems so hard and the next you’re breezing along loving every second. It has reminded me that I should try and spend more time sitting back watching the monkeys play together happily because it’s not always the case and you just don’t know what is next. Today it’s cool, grey, a bit rainy and I have one poxy, grumpy baby and one caged preschooler keen to get up to mischief in lieu of doing anything better.

I’m clinging to memories of moments like this from last week to get through the next few poxy days:

brother and sister playing together outside

Linking up to Dear Beautiful Boy‘s See It Snap It Love It this week. Click on the button to see more moments in time.


13 responses to “A Moment in Time

  1. So sorry to hear Shine has the pox 😦 Hope she gets over it soon. I know full well what you mean, my two just got over the rotavirus, what a week!!!! But it’s all back to (pretty much) normal now and I am sleeping again, woohoo! It truly is an up and down ride this journey of parenting, but for all it’s downs, I wouldn’t change it for the world 🙂 x

    • Oh no, you poor thing dealing with two sick kiddies at the same time. Mine haven’t had a stomach bug together yet. Not looking forward to that but sure it will happen some day. Hope you can rest a bit while they’re recovering xxx

  2. So sorry Shine has come down with the pox! Hope she gets over it soon! I know exactly what you mean, my two have only just got over the rotavirus, it was a horrendous week!!! Parenting truly is such an up and down journey but for all its downs, I wouldn’t change it for the world! 🙂 x

  3. It makes all the difference when the sun’s shining doesn’t it… I love moments when everything just seems to slot into place and you feel lucky for how life is. I hope you are all pox free and feeling good again very soon. Jx

    • Rocks doesn’t it! I got it given to me as a gift when my boy was born and it’s one of those things I’m so glad to have kept for Shine to wear now too.

  4. So true, one of my favourite things ever is watching my two littles happily playing together. They’re 2 and 3 and a half and day by day seem to be doing more together, especially now the warm weather’s come and they’re mainly outside, Louisa

    • Yes min are way better at playing together when they’re outside too. So much more space for them to do their own thing means they seem happier to do things together as well. It’s lovely to watch isn’t it. Thanks for reading 🙂

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