#TheOrdinaryMoments – Cut Back To Normality

With the current lockdown easing, we have started to see a glimmer of ‘normality’. Though I’m still incredibly cautious given that the Covid 19 pandemic is still far from over, this week saw the boys have their first hair cut since February and what a difference it has made!

Though Paul wasn’t keen on the idea of having his hair cut as he felt he didn’t really need a cut as he’d been styling and shaving his own hair for the past however many weeks, he too admitted just how good it felt to have his hair cut and it gave both J and Paul a sense of some sort of normality…

E and I have our hair cuts booked for the very end of July and though we will be going into the salon separately wearing masks and gloves, I’m sure it’ll be nice to get out and to do something which was once rather ordinary…

We are indeed living in a new normal, it’s not really a ‘normal’ that I’m fond of but I’m hoping that with time a vaccine will be created and we can return to living life rather than locking ourselves away.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The Switch Share

When the going gets tough, the tough get …gaming? At least that’s the excuse that I’m choosing to use for my recent online-shopping splurge!

This time last year my son had saved his pennies up and was desperate for the summer holidays to arrive so that we would finally allow him to splash out on a brand new Nintendo Switch. Since his purchase, I can honestly say that it has been one of the most well-used consoles that I have ever seen in this household. I can actually say hand on heart that the Switch has been more than worth its price tag as it is so well-loved and used.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Crafty Kids

Our little lady is so crafty and not just in the arty way. She loves nothing more than having a project to work upon, especially so if it results in creating something which she can use or display.

During the early days of lockdown, E became really interested in using Hama beads to create various shapes and animals, which we then ironed and she hung in her window. E has since made a variety of rainbows which she has given to grandparents and family as gifts and this week she made her very own rainbow coaster!

Whilst E has been a busy bee creating her rainbows and coaster, J meanwhile has created his very own animated cartoon!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Beach Battles

This looks like a fun-filled fabulous photo, right? WRONG! A picture only captures a split second, a moment in time, and whilst this split-second appears to capture two smiling, happy children, let me just fill you in on the thirty minutes prior to this photo being taken…

Last week we had a series of rather impressive thunderstorms, one of which our daughter heard the faint onset of whilst out on a walk with her Dad, brother, and our basset. It was the tiniest rumble of thunder, yet E’s rather sudden and extreme response was to quite literally force her way into her Dad’s T-shirt, all whilst screaming and crying to get home.…

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#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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