This week, like most of the country, we have mostly been stuffing our faces with chocolate. Even as I write this I’ve managed to eat a whole Lindt bunny without even noticing it, bleurgh. I’m at that “just eat it so its gone” phase.
We had a lovely Easter week at my parents, with Egg hunts, ice creams and time hanging out with our littlest cousin. I love watching them all, they’re such good friends. They’re far apart, but couldn’t be closer.
We’ve spent a lot of time in playgrounds this week. I don’t know about you, but for me I find that, as a parent, things seem to get boring quite quickly. Playgrounds, farms, SOFT PLAY. Ugh, even the word. It starts off as (relatively) fun, and then it slips. I was desperate to take Amelie to the park when she was born. I can still remember pushing this 4 month old on the swing, with her little face all completely not bothered. Then I went 42 more times and playgrounds became the most boring parent place on the planet – after soft play, clearly. Soft play when down in my ratings dramatically when I made the mistake of attempting the fun house whilst heavily pregnant and getting stuck between the mangle type contraption. Actually). And now farms are slowly slipping into that once-you’ve-seen-one-goat category. I still go to these places, it’s just that my enjoyment is very often faked now. I know that I’m there for the kids, and seeing them having a ball totally makes up for it, but I think its important to accept that being a parent can be monotomous at times – and that it’s okay to feel bored. Or maybe it IS just me?
Having said that, we did go to to a lovely farm over Easter, near my parents (The Little Owl Farm, if you’re near Worcester. It’s a good’un). This place was different – they let you cuddle and feed the animals (in a very gentle, controlled way!) and it was pretty lovely.
Still love that little tongue-out concentrating face.
Fighting the urge to put a ewe pun in here, trying not to turn into my dad.
Hope you had a lovely Easter and that you’re also at that “just get it gone” phase in the chocolate cycle, just to make me feel better.