#TheOrdinaryMoments – One, Two, Three, Four – I Declare NERF WAR!

My kids are far from ordinary but I felt I ought to share this ‘Nerf-War’ moment as it is part of my normal. Whilst I was busy getting dressed and ready to visit my parents (which before you ask, is completely legal and acceptable as I am providing care during the lockdown) my kids were busy taking potshots at each other.

My daughter had wisely worn her Baymax mask and had carefully placed bullets into her belt to be sure that she stood a safe but secure position in the nerf-war, whereas my son had opted for spy glasses, a nerf jacket, and his trusty nerf-watch. …

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#MySundaySnapshot – Going For It With Golf 24/52 (2020)

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Talk about a wasted effort – this past week has been completely and utterly pointless but it’s certainly taught me some life lessons, one of which is to embrace the moment and to ‘just do it’. There’s no point in hanging around wondering about the what-ifs, time waits for no man or woman for that matter. 

It’s no use staying inside and hiding from the World because your worried about what might happen, what other people may think or what could go wrong… get out and live life – So long of course, as you stay two meters apart from any passers-by and you abide by whatever rules are currently in place (not that they make any sense as our government can’t seem to make their minds up as to what we are doing).…

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#LivingArrows – Staying Smiling & Share A Thumbs Up 23/52 (2020)

So here we are, however many weeks down the line still living in lockdown. Don’t get me wrong, I’d much prefer to be safe than sorry and am quite happy to live in lockdown for as long as necessary. I for one won’t be sending either of my children back to school until I deem it safe, which given that we are now four months down the track yet still entirely clueless about Covid19 may be some time…

Despite the rather sticky and scary situation that we are all in, the kids are still smiling and for that, I give them both a thumbs up!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Paint It Like Picasso

We’ve been homeschooling the kids for almost four months now and whilst that sounds like a long time, it doesn’t really feel all that long.

The kids have been amazing – they completely understand the situation in which we are in and despite their feelings of frustration in regards to missing their friends and family, they have not once lost their mojo. 

Both J & E have been given individual literacy and numeracy based tasks each morning and then during the afternoons, we tend to come together to work as a team on topic-based, project work. This week we conducted research upon the artists Arcimboldo and Picasso – each of the children then produced their very own self-portrait in the style of their chosen artist.…

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#MySundaySnapshot – Removed From Reality 23/52 (2020)

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Things seem so far from normal right now and I’m not sure about you but I’m beginning to question the World in which we live… What kind of life, environment, and existence are we bringing our kids into?!

With the never-ending realms of news headlines, I’m so glad to be living in the countryside, where somehow things feel ever so slightly removed from reality…

Here’s a little snapshot capturing the colours from the countryside – may it bring a smile to your day.…

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