Tooth intrudes on your gummy smile,
Everything you see you must explore!
Nothing stops your determination,
Trying to pull up and stand, sometimes going
My heart palpitates,
Oh you try to talk but
No, no, she could not have just said that.
The cat has fewer safe spaces now,
Hooray for naps and softplay!
This month's Sanity Saver is an activity that is FREE, healthy, forces you to engage with the outside world and readily available.
What is this miracle sanity saver? Walking! Wheeling, strolling, doddling, moseying, rolling, going from point A to point B. However you get there in whatever amount of time - it has saved mine and Peaches' sanity numerous times over.
Whether we're going around the park, to a destination or just blowing the stink off us we love getting out there. This activity particular helps me when I'm not feeling my best - it is fantastic what a smidge of exercise can do for the body. (And was the only way I would see other people during the first months of motherhood).
Now that the little crawler I push in the pram is trying to walk it can only get better!
First vacation as a family.
This month's entry is going to be a little different. Currently I am starting the post before the activity I hope to write about actually occurs. In a few weeks time my husband, child and I are embarking on our first family vacation.
After months and months of staring at the same ''four walls'' - I need this! For some reason (money) I have been obsessing (insanity) with the idea of going camping (damn you Pinterest).
So we're renting a car, renting a pod & heading up slightly North to Essex.
We did it! (Not sure how).
Peaches behaved pretty well for the long car trips (thank you baby snacks).
She slept well in her travel cot (we stuck to her usual routines as much as possible).
She loved the outdoors (we let her explore the new terrain).
We loved having a car for a change (hello independence)!
It was great cooking out for ever dinner (just the two of us).
Being mostly technology free was refreshing (reconnecting as a couple with no distractions).
The wider open spaces of the countryside was such a refreshing change of scenery (Essex is very lovely). This was the first time in months that we were able to spend more than just week-nights and weekends as a family together.
Could not have asked for more!
Future vacations have a lot to live up to.
Not an instructional blog but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help me Mom.