I have done a few things differently with William in comparison to how I weaned Amelia. Amelia is a great eater for the most part, but there were a few things I wished I had approached differently, and things that I have learned since she was first weaning have shaped how I am weaning Wills. Things have also changed in our lives and routines that have affected how I have chosen to wean him, like being on a slightly tighter budget than we were back then, the pressure of having to feed a family of four on a daily basis, and me joining Slimming World back in August 2015.
My heart was broken this weekend as the result of a tragic loss. My mood took a downward turn and I felt almost empty. I had a little cry, I had moments of anger, I desperately longed for the feeling to go away, for just one more moment with that which was gone. I hugged my kids to make me feel better, soaking up all of their love and allowing it to heal me.
January can be a really tough month, and as the end of the month (pay-daaaaaaaaay!) approaches I have been thinking a lot about happiness. It’s so easy to get bogged down with the shit parts of life, especially at this time of year. The high of Christmas has dissipated, the funds available in my bank have equally dissipated, the house is bare of all the sparkle that came with December (seriously, my face when the Christmas tree arrived!) and life is back to normal, monotonous days filled with washing, de-cluttering post Christmas, still trying to find homes for all the new toys that don’t involve making my house look like a pre-school on hallucinogenic drugs.
Originally I was going to title this post something generic like “Kids Crafts for Rainy Days” but I would be lying to you if I said we only ever stayed in and utilised ‘Mum’s Craft Days’ when the weather is shit. In fact, we do this quite often, especially since the arrival of Wills.