The moments when real life happens.
We all know that everybody has sucky moments but no-one posts those updates, do they?
Just in case you thought our holiday was only gorgeous beach views and cute kids, nope. We also have the normal boring things going on like laundry, plenty of time-outs and bribing kids to eat all their food by giving 1 Jelly Tot (yes, I'm breaking loose).
Guess what I did first thing after breakfast on Tuesday? I made star charts. I'd had both kids in 3 time-outs by about 9:30 and we'd had enough.
The behaviour is much better, by the way.
So here is our real life, half way through our holiday.
Yesterday was a lovely rainy day but cr@appy coastal rain (soft and wishy-washy), not gorgeous, dramatic, thunder-and-lightning rain like we get in Joburg.
The kids asked me why I like the loud rain and I said, "it's got passion!" (blank stares :))
Anyway, I'd planned to do the laundry anyway so I did.
|5 grey t-shirts in one batch of laundry; there are at least 2 at home and here's another in the pic below|
|here is the 6th grey t-shirt|
By the way, why has no-one told me of the wonder that is an LG washing machine. My word, even I could figure it out and I pressed just 1 button to start it. Quiet as a mouse and the clothes emerged practically dry.
I'm (almost) wishing for my Defy to bite the dust (actually that day could be soon - we've had ours for about 8 - 9 years already) so I can get myself one of these beauties.
I'm already planning my next load :) :)
It's the small things in life, people!
We've settled into a (mostly) nice routine.
Breakfast at "our Ballito flat" as the kids call it, down to the beach for 1.5 hours max, back at 12, shower/ bath, have lunch, put the kids down for naps and then it's MY time :)
|isn't this mirror lovely? SIL and I loved it; MIL hated it and yet.... it would fit perfectly in her house :)|
D reads for a bit and then dozes off. I've been reading with him until I finished the unputdownable book (Cuckoo - Julia Crouch - 9 out of 10) and now I need to catch up with photos so I'm reading Chasing Superwoman. Tomorrow I will start something on my Kindle.
However, yesterday I told D to go browse bookshops (he's an introvert and in-laws plus noisy kids 24/7 = frazzled D) while the kids napped.
|not sure if I bought these for them or for me but they're a delight :)|
Kendra was very upset when she woke and he wasn't here so today she told him, "and you're not allowed to go to the shops again without me". LOL
One kid inevitably wakes before the other (Kendra) and then we colour, write our name, paint our nails, paint, and so on. The other kid joins in when they wake.
We then go for a long walk along the promenade to take pics (me) and tire the kids out. When we get back, D baths them while I make supper. I have been VERRRRY good - we only ate out twice so far in the 6 days.
The kids have reached their first 25 stars though so we're due a treat again tomorrow. There's a Thai place in town which we want to go to. Other than that I have no idea.
Anybody know of any nice places that would welcome kids? Not too expensive . We've been to John Dory's already.
Tell me about the moments between your Facebook and Instagram updates.