So we are here in 2016 and its looking okay so far.
I’m am still in my dressing gown, the baby is jumperoo-ing and the three girls are playing some no skill required game on their tablet.
The baby is looking pretty grim though, I don’t know where he is brewing the amounts of gunky snot that are coming out of his nostrils. Poor love keeps coughing to the point he is sick which is horrible to watch.
Anyway! This is a festive catch up. What have we been up to this last week? I’ll tell you, not a lot! We have had such a chilled out Christmas.
We took a trip to Welsh Mountain Zoo on Tuesday to get out and blow the cobwebs away. Anyone nearby may be interested to know all tickets are half price until Sunday. Entry for us all was a very reasonable £17.
We had a moment of madness yesterday and I exclaimed,’Lets give away all of the kids toys apart from the ones they got for Christmas!’. And so we did. To be fair there was minimal drama and only one instance of rekindled love for a ratty stuffed dog they hadn’t seen since 2014 (doesn’t that sound a lifetime ago?!).
While I’m on the subject of toys, since when does Lego come with instructions? I’m sure when I was a kid you bought a massive box of big bits, little bits, wheels, windows and doors and got stuck in inventing something fantastic. Now you get all the pieces you need to make a car, or a plane or a snazzy bedside table. I’m failing to see the fun in that.
Also big shout out to all the family and friends that refrained from buying my kids plastic crap disguised as a good time, we got none!
Another theme that has run throughout Christmas is the constant bickering between me and my other half. My gosh I am sick of my own sniping. In my defense I am so super tired as Jasper was born with a fear he will starve if he ever goes more than 90 minutes without a glug of milk but really. A simple ‘Is dinner nearly ready?’ and I’m glaring and hissing ‘What the hell did you just say you prick?!’.
It must be too much time spent in close quarters.
Or maybe not enough time.
Mum and Dad just aren’t as fun as Nat and Sam.
Well, Dad isn’t any way the miserable shit.
I’ve seen so many lovely meals over Christmas and it has inspired me to cook more in the coming year and branch out a bit with my recipes. I saw Fearne Cotton had grilled a lettuce for dinner last night. GRILLED A LETTUCE. I’d never think of that but I’m so going to try it.
I wheeled out the turkey butties for as long as I could and have passed off crisps and nuts as a meal more than once.
One day all I ate was four profiteroles out of the packet standing at the open door of my Mum’s fridge. One of my Christmas highlights.
As for the kids they have been their usual charming selves.
Lola is already asking for a ‘countdown to Christmas’ update every morning and they all ran into my room today thinking it was Easter. They are not ready to let go of the festivities.
In a few days they will be back at school and you know what that means, getting dressed, leaving the house, talking to people.
I’ll be out of practice which makes it worse.
For now though we are still in our festive bubble, sound of music is on in a little while and I am toying with the idea of making a pie for dinner. (Check back later to see which flavor of crisps we had)
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