Sunday, 23rd Jun 2019

Today we stayed home mostly. In the afternoon I took the children to the shop and Harriet walked with her baby and toy buggy all the way. Owen was a tremendous help and been very thoughtful and kind with Harriet all day. It made me cry a bit, talking to Peter about what a good boy Owen was, when the children had gone to bed.

Saturday, 22nd Jun 2019

Today we took the children to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and had a wonderful time. Harriet loved the animals. We ran into Owen's best friend, Maddie while there, and he was elated.

Friday, 21st Jun 2019

Today I took 2 hrs off to attend Owen's school's summer dancing event the weather was suddenly sunny again, and in fact, too hot.

Thursday, 20th Jun 2019

Today I took Owen to get a hair cut at the local barber. Then we went to the library where they played with Maddie.

Wednesday, 19th Jun 2019

Today Peter stayed home with Harriet while I went to work. She screamed and cried when I left the house.

Tuesday, 18th Jun 2019

Today Harriet again didn't want to go to bed without crying and again woke up at 4am and not let us sleep the rest of the night. At one point she even got up (she was in my bed out of desperation) and went to Owen's room to wake him up. So we were all exhausted come time to go to work / school. My cold got worse (due to lack of sleep too) and I had to work from home. Then nursery called about Harriet being weepy, and I had to collect her early. Little Miss Trouble. On a different note, we finished watching Killing Eve season 2. Loved it!

Monday, 17th Jun 2019

Today I was still feeling poorly, but managed to drag myself to take Harriet to the toddler group for a short while and then went and collected some meds for Harriet. In the afternoon I told Owen off for being extra grumpy and mean to Harriet after eating too much cake from school. After sulking for awhile, he came back to me with a 'plan' to 'go to mummy and be happy' and 'go to Harriet and be happy'. How sweet!

Friday, 14th Jun 2019

Today I worked from home, and was coming down with a terrible cold so Peter picked up the kids instead.

Thursday, 13th Jun 2019

Today a colleague was dissing her NCT friend for being an incapable mum and not being more sociable. She was diagnosed with postnatal depression, and yet everyone still criticised her for the very symptoms of depression. I was angry with myself for not pointing this out more strongly and was sleepless over it!

Wednesday, 12th Jun 2019

Today I finally got to leave the house to go to work only to find there was no internet access and we all had to go home.

Tuesday, 11th Jun 2019

Today Owen had to be quarantined at home, so I worked from home. Did I say I loved the kids? They woke us up at 2, 4, and 6am between the two of them. 

Monday, 10th Jun 2019

Today poor Owen vomited in his bed and had to miss his school trip to the circus. He and Harriet watched telly all day until they were intolerable. Poor Peter, not a very good birthday.

Sunday, 9th Jun 2019

Today Harriet finally went to sleep without crying. In the morning, I saw her acting out the last few nights' scenes with her dolls. Then just now after her bath, she told me thoughtfully, "yesterday I took off all my clothes and I crying. I not want to sleep in my cot. Today I not cry. Today I sleep in my cot. Today I goody girl." And indeed, she didn't cry when we put her to sleep though you could see she was struggling to hold it back. Love my children.

Saturday, 8th Jun 2019

Today Harriet seemed better. So we took the children to another Common Leys Farm country fair. Loads of animal handling and feeding. I stroked a hedgehog! In the evening Owen insisted on reading to me at his bedtime as he felt sorry for me that I never got read to when I was a kid.

Friday, 7th Jun 2019

Today we woke to find Harriet covered in vomit. No nursery for her and no work for me then.

Wednesday, 5th Jun 2019

Today I managed to persuade Owen to stay home. In the evening Harriet was extra naughty and didn't want to sleep. So she took off all her clothes and attempted to climb out of her cot! We ignored her, so in the morning we found her huddled in a corner, cold and naked.