The Siblings Project – January 2020

We are only a fortnight into the spring term and already it feels as if Christmas was a lifetime ago. I don’t know about you but I really miss the twinkly lights, the festive food and that lack of time awareness – it didn’t matter what date, day or time it was – it was simply time enjoyed with family.

With J’s recent operation, the wet weather, and school starting back we haven’t really been out much since the new year. Most of my photos, therefore, have been taken in and around the house, I must appear to be a hermit but it’s just how things have had to be of late.…

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#LivingArrows – Happy Handwriting & Comic Creation 02/52 (2020)

Following what has felt like the most stressful fortnight of my life, the Doctor has now confirmed that our little man is finally ready to return to school. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to see him back to himself; hogging the television remote, cracking jokes and creating comics.

His school bag is now packed and we are more than ready to return to ‘the regular routine’. It’s been bizarre going out without him each day, I suppose it’s how it’ll be once he moves up to secondary school but for the time being, I feel far happier having him with me than without.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Chemical Warf-Hair & Rainy Day Play

From an outside perspective, I’m sure that our house appears to be clean, tidy and well-organised but let me assure you that this weekend has felt far from it.

Whilst getting the kids dressed and sorted for what I was hoping was to be a stress-free, smooth-running Saturday, I discovered that we had acquired unwanted visitors. From that point on it was all-out-chemical-warfare (or should I say warf-hair?) as I smothered us all in large doses of Hedrin, a greasy formula which claims to kill headlice.

Given that my hair looked as if I’d dunked it in chip fat and was to stay in that state for a further eight hours, I had no other option than to stay indoors and to crack on with the cleaning.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – A Wet & Wild Weekend 02/52 (2020)

Welcome to this week’s #MySundaySnapshot post, which is part of a blog-linky simply to share snapshots that you are more than welcome to join. Click here for further information and guidelines upon this linky should you wish to take part.

It’s been a wet and wild weekend, the weather has been miserable! As we weren’t planning on going anywhere anyhow, we’ve busied ourselves with clearing and cleaning around the house. The kids meanwhile have kept themselves entertained with play-dough, painting, chalks, train tracks and J’s latest love – The Sims!

Thankfully our little man is now well on the road to recovery, though he hasn’t really been up to going out as of yet, perhaps the offer of a Sunday lunch may just coax him into getting his coat on… I completely understand he’s uncomfortable though, he’s had such a rough time of it.…

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#LivingArrows – Princess Anna & The Pyjama King 01/52 (2020)

I feel as if we’ve been confined to our four-wall fortress for the past week, though given that J isn’t feeling entirely himself at present, there’s very little else that we could do.

I’ve spent the past four days sat with J in his room playing games, reading books, watching movies and keeping him company whilst he convalesces.

Though we usually set time limits for tech, there has been nothing of the sort for our little soldier at present. Digital distractions have made this week so much easier for our little man and at present, I’m willing to go with whatever works!…

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