Yes it’s these two monkeys again. I am sure you are all aware of my crazy first week back in the UK full of colds, jetlag, and Mommy crying lots of frustrated tears and possibly a glass of wine or two after bedtime since Mr P is in the states. It’s been a tough week both physically and mentally. I am not sure if it’s just because I also have a cold and jetlag so my patience is lacking or if the mere fact that the children aren’t being daily entertained by the millions of family and friends we were surrounded by or the pool outside grandma’s house isn’t here. Either way, I am struggle to find things to keep them happy for more than a second and it always seems like one is crying, snotting, coughing, and whining on me. I have shouted far more than I ever wanted to this week. Why can’t they get I am not a climbing frame? lol But we had a break through this afternoon after a morning of tears and tantrums. I cut the grass while they were sleeping and pulled out their slide. Out came the sun and when they woke up so did their smiles. Thank goodness.
This month has been a whirlwind for us already and it’s only the 10th. Missy Moo had her very first day at nursery (post coming soon) and Buba moved up to two days a week. Thank you for turning 3 years old and get two free days now. I won’t even start on nursery costs, they scare me. One of the reason I actually can’t go back to work fulltime. I can’t afford it. I really didn’t know what to do with my very first weekday, childfree day! I should have had a massage but instead I did laundry, house cleaning and far too many errands. Boring.
Even though they are driving me up the wall lately, I do have to appreciate the love they still have for each other. Buba has come to my rescue so many times this week when Missy Moo has been screaming her head off with her cold. It’s her first proper cold too and she isn’t happy about not being able to breath. Buba is always quick to rush a stuffed animal to her to cuddle and calm her down. He brushes her hair aside and says, “it’s ok baby, I am here.” He is so protective of her and it’s so sweet to watch when they are being gentle and sweet to each other.
My favorite sibling moments this month have to be our new morning routine. I wake up Buba first and take him downstairs and then I run up to wake Missy Moo up and as we come down the stairs she shouts his name out loud, and he jumps out and says, “baby!” and she practically jumps out of my arms reaching for him for a morning hug. Something that just happened and everyday since has happened. It melts my heart. Those are the moments that make the bad days all worth it. We got Buba the boogie board for Missy Moo’s stroller. He was more than ecstatic even though he doesn’t look it here with the sun in his eyes. We tested it out on our way to the park today and both were so excited to be riding together. Bye, bye heavy, bulky double stroller. I feel like a brick has been taken off me. It is so easy to push. (not a review) just saying. I wish I had one sooner. They were singing along together. Missy Moo kept looking up to see her brother above her and Buba kept brushing the top of her head saying, “I am here baby.” I absolutely love that he calls her baby and it’s made us start calling her it as well!
They are truly perfect normal siblings they love deep and fight hard, just the way it should be! 😉 Together as a team no matter what comes their way!
*apologies with everything that’s going on I had to use my iphone for the photos not my slr. Sorry they are blurry!