Little Moments is where I reflect on all of the little things that have made me happy, thankful or inspired that week. I hope that I will also inspire you to do the same…
Do you ever just have one of those weeks?!
We just seem to have had one of those weeks where everything went pear shaped! There have actually been lots of lovely little moments too and I’ve felt generally upbeat. It’s just that one thing after another went wrong and am breathing a bit of a sigh of relief that it’s the weekend!
In the spirit of Little Moments though, I’m still writing my list this week – and also looking for the silver lining in the challenging moments!
Here are my Little Moments for the week…
I had a lovely Saturday morning hosting my lovely book club ladies. Although I’m afraid it’s a rare occasion these days when I’ve actually finished the book.. it was so fun to eat brunch together and put the world to rights!
I’ve made a start on a toy declutter. Little M and I took a huge bag of stuff to a recycled toy store and it was such a good feeling! In a small apartment, decluttering seems to be an ongoing project. But at least I’ve made a start!
The kids and I managed to lock ourselves out of our apartment on Monday! This was the first disaster of the week. To be honest I’m surprised it’s never happened before – I always have so many things to think about just trying to leave home! The Hubster was our hero though and came straight back from work to rescue us! He then worked from home for the rest of the day, so I even managed to get some shopping done!
Going with the flow
Tuesday was one of those days where LP’s routine went completely off! Do your kids have those days? We normally have a fairly predictable routine for things like naps. But on Tuesday LP feel asleep while we were out – not once, but twice! This never normally happens and of course she woke up as soon as we got home!
On the same day I accidentally ran out of diapers just as we were heading out. LP had to wear a size 5 pull up instead!! Moment handled! It was quite refreshing to be reminded that however much we plan – we still have to be able to go with the flow. Especially with children!
We met up with some friends at a new playground this week (new to us anyway!) It was so fun to go somewhere new and just be sociable. I know I’ll miss these days when Little M eventually starts school. Since he only does preschool 2 days, we have lots of days where we can pick whatever we would like to do, which is lovely. We also did a bit of baking this week – there was sugar everywhere! – but it was so fun to make some cakes and share them with friends.
I got Little M a new Lego set this week – which was a fun project to work on one afternoon. He did most of it himself – just with some help reading the instructions. It’s amazing to watch our children grow and develop isn’t it? It doesn’t seem a minute since he started building with Mega Bloks! I wonder what he’ll be building in another few years.
This week I’m feeling grateful that we usually have hot water – since our hot water tank has broken!! We’ve been without it for 2 days now. So far I’ve managed to shower at the gym, so it’s not been too bad. But I tried to fill a bath for Little M yesterday and it took forever, boiling the kettle several times! We are having a new one put in this weekend, so fingers crossed all will be sorted soon. It’s a good reminder how we usually take these things for granted. Cold showers are the worst!
This weekend, apart from the new water tank, we are mainly pottering about with jobs at home and going to the park. We’re also meeting up with some friends for Indian food, which I’m very excited about! I do miss the British Indian food!
What are you up to this weekend? Anything exciting? What little moments have you had during the week? Any challenges?