Nothing to report

I hadn’t planned on writing anything this week as, to be perfectly honest, it’s been a bit of a pants week. We’ve not been anywhere new to report back on. All plans we made seemed to be cancelled at the last minute. We’ve had a few parcels, deliveries and work people to stay in for. And I seem to have spent my whole week refereeing, shouting at, and separating the kids. I felt like this wasn’t something people would want to read about, but actually, surely this is something all parents want to read about. Not every week goes to plan and not every moment of parenthood is a breeze. You don’t have to enjoy every second you spend stuck at home with your little darlings (#blessed) and if you have a day (or week) where the television is on nearly every waking hour, that’s ok!

We’d all like to think that we live a virtually screen free life, and continually provide our children with nurturing, enriching and educational experiences, but let’s be realistic. The majority of the time, that’s not the case.

Looking back at my week’s photos, you’d think we’d not done too badly in terms of activities. However, apart from a few jigsaws, playing with cars and trains, and colouring in yet another cardboard box, it’s really just consisted of a lot of telly.

Charlotte is knackered and very ready for next week’s half term. Benjamin is knackered, snotty and very argumentative. I’m knackered and could do with locking myself in a room alone for 24 hours. As that isn’t going to happen any time soon, I figure a bit (or lot) of television isn’t going to hurt. Sometimes you just have to do what you can to get through the week!