#TheOrdinaryMoments – Ignore The Panic & Embrace The Cuddles

I swear to god I wish that I could reboot 2020, so far it has been nothing but stress, tears, upset and worry. There is nothing ‘ordinary’ nor enjoyable as such about this year whatsoever, I would like to think that things can only get better but have you watched the news recently?!

Whilst we are all meant to be staying three metres apart and covering our faces with masks, it doesn’t really work that way when you’ve got kids. Whatever germs they may have I will inevitably be gifted at some point thus I may as well ignore the panic and embrace the cuddles.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – World Book Week

Whilst most kids were excitedly getting themselves costumes and caper to dress themselves up in to celebrate world book week, my kids, on the other hand, were busy ransacking my cupboards for fruit and veg to paint and decorate…

No costumes were required (nor have been required for over two years now) as the kids were instead asked to decorate a piece of fruit or veg as a character from a book.. Actually as a parent it’s quite a relief not to have the stress and cost of costume creation, my kids however thought it was all a load of radish…

Our little lady was far from impressed as she desperately wanted to dress up whereas our son didn’t seem bothered either way given that he’s Mr Mature being in year six and all.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Far From Ordinary

I’m trying my very best to keep everything ‘ordinary’ at present, yet in no way does anything feel ‘normal’ nor ordinary at all.

This girl and her furry friend (pictured below) along with her beautiful brother and my hero-husband are my ‘norm’, though they all far from ordinary and I love them all the more for being so unique.

It’s been such a difficult few weeks not just with one thing but almost everything feels as if it is rapidly falling apart. Thankfully I have Paul and the kids who are pulling me through with all their might and I really don’t know what I’d do without them.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – The House Of Art

Talk about rainy day activities, we’ve done nothing but this week… we’ve played games, read books, baked cookies, coloured pictures, built Lego models, pieced together puzzles and painted all sorts of stuff.

E has been after painting her unicorn model since she was given it back at Christmas and why not with the weather as it has been?

This little lady has such a steady hand and concentrates so deeply whilst painting. It certainly kept her quiet for a fair few hours and isn’t entirely finished yet!

E often reminds me of the Barbie doll from the backpack in Toy Story 2 as she too wants to be an artist when she is older.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Decorating The Dining Room

Whilst we’d love to rip out our entire kitchen and start from scratch, I very much doubt that we’ll be able to afford to do so for some time.

We’ve had plans drawn up, we’ve chosen utilities and I’ve got all sorts of ideas for our ‘dream kitchen’ but I’ve accepted that for now, it just ain’t going to happen… However, the walls were crying out for a lick of paint thus Paul and I went shopping earlier today and after much deliberation over which shade of grey we should go for, our son solved the issue by selecting a sage-grey-green shade of paint.…

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