Teething becomes a daily pain,
Wrestling with nap times too.
Evading boundaries and
Laughing to yourself.
Filling the home with germs and
Toys to educate us.
How has it been a year?
My head cannot wrap around you,
Oh but these arms can.
Nothing else matters as
This endless love,
Has found a home in you.
October's Sanity Saver is a savoury little ocular treat! Les Grandes, Grandes Vacances is an animated series found on Netflix but originally aired for France 3. It is about a group of children in a small town in France set before, during and after World War II.
The story focuses mainly on one Parisian family, as the father sets off to join the French resistance, the mother goes to Switzerland to recover from illness and the children are sent to live with their grandparents in the country.
It is a griping story with beautiful animation showing WWII from children's eyes. My daughter may not yet be interested in television but I am excited to show this to her once she is.
Check it out (showing on UK Netflix now).
I am a little late this month...
NO! Hahaha, no! Not that kind of late, thankfully. I am late getting a post out - and I could sit here and list all of the reasons why. But instead I am going to tell you a little story. Gather round children and hear the tale of my first world problems.
Birthdays. Peaches has a big one coming up, well her first one actually. Last month it was my husband's birthday and yesterday it was mine.
Some much hype to birthdays. Every year your birthday seems to be some magical day - your day. That everyone must give you things and do what you say because it is the day you were released from the womb. There is so much build up to it - but since 'adulting' I have not really enjoyed my birthday. I enjoy the cards, well wishes and all that. That is the good part. I hate that in my head - it is supposed to be the perfect day.
As a singleton I took the day as an opportunity to do exactly what I wanted (within my monetary means). But inevitably I normally cried from loneliness at some point during the day. When I became a duo - that stopped and somehow the task was placed upon my partner. To plan, purchase, put together, bake, make and give me the best day possible. (The poor schmuck!) But again, at some point in the day I would cry because ''you just don't know me, man!''. Now as a parent, having had my first birthday with my child - - welllll. Poor husband worked his booty off just trying to make it the best yet. Unfortunately : Peaches spilled my special coffee (thankfully cold) before I could get a sip in, and as I am cleaning up the mess she pulls a folding chair down upon her chest. She screams bloody murder, I call 111 hoping to hear ''she is fine you are not a bad mother and hey, have a happy birthday'' but am instructed to get to A&E asap. I call husband at work in tears, his wonderful colleague drives him to us and we all haul butt to the hospital. (Leanne really is so wonderful she even sat with us for half an hour just to make sure we were all okay). We are there half the day (enough time for my migraine to hit record number pain factors in my adrenaline come down) and Peaches was/is fine.
The rest of my day I spent either puking or cocooned in our bed. Really not the day either of us expected - that's parenthood!
So birthdays aren't always the perfect celebratory days TV and Film tell us they should be.
It beats the alternative!
Not an instructional blog but the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - so help me Mom.