Saturday, 24th Dec 2016

Today was Christmas Eve. Grandparents took Owen to the Christmas service (I didn't go), and he was a very good boy.

Friday, 23rd Dec 2016

Today I had a migraine and woke up late. Grandma took Owen for a walk to post a letter, and had fun playing in puddles.

Wednesday, 21st Dec 2016

Today I was grumpy about Owen's recent bad behavior, and started listening to 'Calm Parents, Happy Kids', and it did inspire me to be nicer to him.

Tuesday, 20th Dec 2016

Today we took Owen to the garden centre to see Father Christmas, and Owen threw a hissy fit. Certainly didn't deserve the 'Good Boy' certificate Father Christmas gave him.

Monday, 19th Dec 2016

Today I took Owen to the cinema to watch A Nightmare Before Christmas as he kept talking about going to the cinema. It was so boring I almost dozed off.

Sunday, 18th Dec 2016

Today we went to Witney and Owen loved the new cafe. Afterwards we went to the toy shop, and Owen really really wanted a T.rex toy and refused to leave the shop without it. However after giving him a moment, he finally did the right thing and put it back. Good boy!

Friday, 16th Dec 2016

Today was my last day of work this year. Owen slept very badly last night again, so Peter and I were exhausted and woke up late for work. We spent the evening having lots of fun with my early Xmas present from work, including Owen.

Thursday, 15th Dec 2016

Today Owen was up again and again in the night, and ended up sleeping in our bed. In the morning we were all exhausted and grumpy, and been prone to tears and outbursts all day. Owen had Christmas dinner and a visit from Father Christmas at his nursery today. In the evening he had a massive tantrum before bed.

Wednesday, 14th Dec 2016

Today I spent all evening trying to get a module patch to pass automated testing on, trying to fix the million convoluted test failures, and it turns out it was failing even without my changes. And no, Owen didn't sleep through the night again. He's broken.

Tuesday, 13th Dec 2016

Today Owen woke in the night a few times again. In the morning we took him to Woodstock for Xmas messy play, and then we went to Witney so I can get some annoying bank stuff settled at the bank, and Owen fell asleep in the car on our way there.

Monday, 12th Dec 2016

Today Owen finally slept through the night. In the day, while Peter was driving to Witney, Owen commanded in a stern voice, "Fast as you can!". And when we arrived and Peter was struggling to park the car in a tight spot, Owen commented, "Nice try".

Sunday, 11th Dec 2016

Today Owen woke in the night and came to our bed again. In the afternoon, Peter took Owen to Charlbury's village 'cinema' to watch The BFG. Owen fell asleep on the way back and then slept on me for 1.5hr on the sofa when it was nearly dinner time. In the evening we wrapped up the presents while Owen slept.

Saturday, 10th Dec 2016

Today we went to Zenah's house for our NCT group's Christmas party. Owen had a great time, and it was nice to see everyone again.

Friday, 9th Dec 2016

Today Owen appeared in front of me in the middle of the night asking to sleep in our bed. He tried for an hour and then went back to his room, so in the morning he was exhausted and when we woke him, he whispered, 'Just a little bit more...'

Thursday, 8th Dec 2016

Today I shopped and shopped and read many reviews for Peter's present and was exhausted and had a impending cold.

Wednesday, 7th Dec 2016

Today Owen was super happy when home from nursery and couldn't stop talking. In the evening we got Owen's Christmas presents ready. Very exciting though it is unfair that we had to give most of the credits to Father Christmas who got us to do his job for him.

Tuesday, 6th Dec 2016

Today we went down to the garden centre to get a small Christmas tree, but decided not to as they were more expensive than I'd expected. Owen had a great time at the soft play and choosing the trees anyway.

Monday, 5th Dec 2016

Today I took Owen to the village toddler group. In the afternoon I was cross with Peter for being unappreciative of my efforts to upkeep our house, and Owen asked me, 'What's the matter?' when I sat sulking. And later I was too angry to go to bed.