Saturday 23 January 2016

A Better Week Came Along

After my post at the beginning of the week about how rubbish our week had been, I got some really lovely comments that made me feel so much better and some comments on how I wasn't alone. This is the great thing about blogging, when I do feel alone in this overwhelming parenting world, if I write about it that feeling disappears due to others saying 'me too' and I want to thank everyone that commented. You made a sad mummy happy.

I am pleased to report this week was so much better. Yes we had tantrums, yes we had meltdowns of the toddler & mummy type but this week shone and I enjoyed being a mummy again.

We got sleep, still interrupted, but less interrupted than the week before and the boys weren't so grumpy.

So I wanted to do a post to sum up our week and show that following a bad week a good week is just around the corner. It wasn't a week full of days out or extravagant things, we just made it a week full of laughs and fun.

Sunday saw us spend the day at my husbands parents house by the sea, and it was blissful. Full of love and laughter, exactly what we needed. The boys loved it and so did we.

Monday was a preschool day for Finley so after drop off Noah and I enjoyed lunch with our best friends. Then that evening my husband came home with loads of puzzles from a very kind lady in his office, and Finley completed a 100 piece puzzle (with help) and was so chuffed!

Tuesday is always our manic day but Noah and I enjoyed some quality time that included Tumble Tots and a gingerbread lolly in the morning. Then in the afternoon my very kind friend offered to drop Finley back from preschool, then she and her sons spent the afternoon with us playing and watching films. Noah obviously had to eat his popcorn in a box, as you do!

Wednesday was a pretty chilled one with housework and work being done while Finley was at preschool, then once home we did our review of the Fire Station Activity Set from Parragon books.

Thursday saw us have a day with our best friends exploring the woods and finishing off with hot chocolate. I love watching the boys explore, even if taking the scooters meant it took us three times as long to get anywhere.

Friday was mine and Finley's day while Noah was at preschool. We got soaked on our way home as my phone weather forecast app had got it wrong but we were still smiling while running in the rain. I then treated Finley (and myself) to a Costa after he was so good while I did a few jobs in town. We then finished the day off with our first ever family movie night and it was great. We watched Inside Out with popcorn and sweets, and both boys actually sat and watched the whole film!

Parenthood is tough and we will all have tough weeks, but there is always a good week around the corner and this week was great!

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  1. What a fabulous week, jam packed with fun! Glad you enjoyed the film, inside out it a firm favourite here. How it deals with emotions is so great for kids with autism. Enjoy your weekend Hun. You are so right about parenting. When I'm having a bad day I always think. I won't feel like this tomorrow x

  2. Sounds like you've had a wonderful week. Hot chocolate? Movie nights? Costa? Walks in the woods? Parenting bliss xx

    Thank you for hosting.

  3. What a lovely post! I always struggle to remember that a good week, or even a good day, can be just around the corner of a bad one. #justanotherlinky

  4. What a lovely post and a lovely busy week! Great reminder that there are always better days coming. Loved all your pics and loved the idea of a family movie night! X #HappyDaysLinky

  5. Aww! Lovely photos! Lots of smiley faces! So glad you had a good week x

  6. So glad you are feeling better...not sure I read you other post so will do and hope all ok! You do look like you have had some well needed family time and got out and about which is brill. Hope it continues! xx #happydays

    1. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst lovely x

  7. Sorry you had a rough week last week, but glad that this week has been a good one. It can be hard to keep going when it feels like everything is going wrong and getting miserable, but hopefully if it happens again you can look back on this and be reminded that things do get better

  8. Fantastic that this week was better for you. It's very true parenthood is difficult and really tough but so worth it

  9. Sounds like a lovely week! Glad things improved on last week! #justanotherlinky

  10. What a fun filled week. How proud does Finley look with his puzzle! 100 pieces is really impressive! Thanks for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky x

  11. I am sorry you didn't have a good start to the week but these photos certainly prove that better days are always waiting. Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

  12. Very glad to hear things improved and you had a good week! It's very true that bad days and weeks don't last forever thank goodness! Xx

  13. I love all the pictures. My littles have all been right after the other and we have had snow after snow after snow around here so needless to say it's not been very glorious in the fun department. But I am determined to get out this week and do some sledding and playing in the snow. Need to get some pics of the kids in it. I am visiting from #bestandworst.
    💌Trista, Domesticated Momster



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