Today I was super late pick up Owen from school as I spent a long time trying to parallel park before giving up and parked somewhere else.
Today I thought I would skip toddler group to see if Harriet would nap then, but she still didn't nap, but was throwing tantrums to get me to take her out. So we went to the library and she fell asleep in my arms when I breastfed her in the library. I spent the evening honing my linocut tools.
Today we went for a walk in the cold. Harriet still refused to nap. In the evening I looked for air tickets to Singapore.
Today we went to Witney to get supplies and to cut the boys' hair. Harriet didn't nap. In the evening I did some lino cutting till late.
Today poor Owen tripped on the way to school and bashed his face. I worked from home and was frustrated about the work I had to do. Glad it's the weekend.
Today I had to work on updates for some legacy Drupal sites and was rather grumpy about it. In the afternoon Owen had his second tennis lesson in freezing conditions! In the evening we watched Black Mirror Bandersnatch for unnecessarily long as I just had to try out all the possible endings.
Today despite sleeping super early last night, I still woke up tired and grumpy. Owen cried in the morning again because he thought it was the weekend and wanted to play and was disappointed he had to go to school. I came home rather grumpy from bad day at work, and so was Owen, from bad day at school. Harriet got bitten on the cheek by another child at nursery, so she also had a bad day, though she seemed way more cheerful than us two.
Today I went to bed right after putting the children to bed (around 9pm)! In the morning, when we woke Owen up for school, he was super tired and cried because he didn't want to wake up. We were all tired somehow.
Today Harriet woke very early and then wouldn't nap. She had a massive tantrum on the way home from toddler group because she wanted to go the library. After lunch I finally gave in and took her out to the library. When out, she was super friendly to everyone, apparently desperate to socialise. Poor her, such an extrovert born to unsociable parents. We finally finished watching Killing Eve in the evening, hopefully once we finish everything we wanted to watch on telly, we will be more productive.
Today the children were quite engrossed in magic sand in the morning. We stayed home all day trying to get Harriet to nap, and she was rather poorly and didn't want to sleep though she was clearly exhausted. Same in the evening.
Today Daisy came and took Owen swimming. He was super happy. Harriet seemed poorly and had been waking in the night.
Today I had a nice quiet day working from home.
Today Owen had a tennis lesson, and loved it. In the evening we started watching Killing Eve. Uh oh. Too much telly and too much crisps but I seem addicted.
Today I was supposed to give Owen all my attention after school to help him with reading etc, but he was too tired to study, and so we only played a little and he wanted to be left alone. In the evening we finally finished all episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. So now I might be able to start drawing again.
Today was my first day of work this year. It was nice to see everyone again. It was a lovely sunny day too. And when I picked up the children after school, they were so happy, it made me happy too.
Today I had a migraine from forgetting caffeine yesterday, and so couldn't take Harriet to toddler group or to do something more interesting. When I went to get Owen from school, he had a tantrum about the teachers (and me) not letting him eat the sweets from his classmate's birthday while at school. Though afterwards we had a big talk about sugars and sweeties and he seemed to understand. I just wish people would stop giving out bags of sweets in school.
Today we went to Witney to get supplies and then I spent 3hrs making a massive dinner to freeze for the week. I felt better after having a little snooze in the morning. So thankful for our lovely children. They were especially endearing at bedtime, such happy little things. I'll try my best to savour every bit of it.
Today we went to Banbury Hill Farm for a walk. Harriet didn't have a walk and was a handful.
Today I especially arranged for Harriet to be at nursery so I could take Owen out on a bus trip to Oxford. It was a beautiful sunny day too and we had a great time. As a result of so much happiness, he had been a super good boy, and was extra nice to Harriet in the evening, so she was happy too. It was a perfect day.
Today Owen finally came home! Harriet was overexcited about that and about seeing Daisy, so she was very hyper and noisy, driving Owen to tears! Suddenly I was very busy and flustered again.