This week, after trying to get back some sense of normality and routine, we decided to have a really quiet weekend and just hibernate. I know a combination of the cold weather, central heating and running around after a feisty toddler seem to have really taken it out of Mr F and I. We both feel so exhausted and we have enjoyed nothing more than sitting and watching Little One enjoy all his new toys, especially his play kitchen. He has become so independent and seems quite happy to toddle around, giving us cups of tea and pieces of toast from his little kitchen and sit and read books.
One of our ordinary moments on this wet and very windy weekend has been hibernating in a big fleecy blanket on the sofa. When we are all exhausted and he's had enough of cooking in his kitchen, there's nothing we have enjoyed more than curling up in the huge soft blanket for a cuddle in front of the TV. When we have a whole weekend, we often put pressure on ourselves to go out and do something exciting together as a three.
But actually we are coming to realise we don't need to be out all the time, and sometimes it's these moments at home which we actually cherish the most. Moments which can sometimes go unnoticed in the muddle of our day to day lives, such as having a cuddle in a blanket, having your toddler make you a cup of pretend tea and bring it to you with the biggest beaming smile, or your toddler walking over to you to sit on your lap and read a story. Days out can be amazing and hugely enjoyable but often it's these moments at home which are sometimes the sweetest.