Yet another iffy week unfortunately, with the sprogs and Paul coming down with a short-lived vomiting bug, followed by general badtemperedness, all of which has combined to make this a challenging week.
Today has been happy, if not quite stress-free. A trip to Sainsburys to pick up a handful of items was interesting, as one of the items was a kitkat and I made the mistake of using the self-service tills. With Wee Girl in tow. After the third instance of ‘Item removed from bagging area’ I was starting to get the teeniest bit flustered.
I’ve been feeling bothered for a while about how few toys they seem to have. They have lots of things, but nothing they can really play with, so I picked up a Happyland castle for them to play with.
So far, Wee Girl loves it and has been playing happily, opening and closing the doors and pushing the little people through. I think it’s a little expensive for what it is, but she does seem to really like it. I also bought a Happyland playmat which converts into a storage box to give them something to push cars around on.
Reasons to be Cheerful
1. So far there hasn’t been much sign of the Winge-monster today.
2. The new series of The Great British Bake Off starts soon. Only… Is it really almost a year since that Baked Alaska went in the bin? Surely not.
3. I have just learned that Hever Castle is fairly easy for us to get to AND they have an adventure playground, making it a perfect day out. Speaking of days out, I still fully intend to have that trip to the seaside that I talked about a week or so back. So far unclement weather and illness have put the kybosh on it. Maybe next week?
4. I currently have the next few days of posts planned out. I was worried about running out of things to blog about, but I’m finding that the more I blog, the more the ideas well fills up. It’s a lot like fiction-writing in that way. Or breast-feeding.
5. This is a big one, and I do mean BIG. I have been feeling recently that Wee Girl is on her way to talking, and that in fact she’s already started saying individual words, but we’re just not aware of it because of her (suspected) verbal dyspraxia. We popped into the Early Learning Centre at the weekend and found a… well, there’s no way to put it except ‘giant pink unicorn’. It had massive eyes and she was pointing to these and going ‘Ayyy’. Or was she in fact trying to say ‘eye?’ This is very, very exciting, and bodes well for the future.
What’s making you happy today?