The past few days the weather seemed to reflect my (our?) mood perfectly, it’s such a crazy thing, it’s like we control the weather. We argue and it starts to rain, we yell, we shout, and there’s thunder. We calm down and make up and the sun comes out. I assume it’s the other way around, of course, but wouldn’t it be neat to control the weather?
I think I’d choose rain more often than anything else, I really like us all together and cozy. I can’t wait to go for a walk in the pouring rain,jump over puddles, (or into them) and come home to hot chocolate and stories by the fire.
I love the freedom summer brings, but it’s nothing compared to that strong family feeling you get in autumn and winter.
There has been a lot of writing from Emily recently, we don’t push her, and I enjoy seeing her learn something all by herself, just like that.
I never had any trouble in school when it came to reading and writing, but I know many who did, so I am of course incredibly proud of my sweet girl. She’s writing lots of letters these days, mostly to her friend Lena and to Aunt Sarah. She’s copying books, too, which I think is great, I can’t wait to have our own Emi-made version of “Brown Bear”!
We’ve also been doing some structured learning, by her request,of course. Her favourite is matching words to pictures.
When we have found a new home we will need to get a dog, Boo loves the puppy so very much, it is so gorgeous and funny to see them play together, (click!), they play chase, it’s the sweetest thing. And the puppy, she is so good, she really doesn’t mind that Boo sometimes falls and lands on her.
Children and animals grow up so very loved in this family, i love that.
You can really see how good it is, how absolutely brilliantly confident our children are because they know they are loved, and how much fun we have each day. I always hoped for exactly this, I always hoped I could be friends with my children, because I know some parents aren’t.
I get that,sometimes. I think on some days we could all do with a break, parenting is intense, if you actually do it. There is so much we can learn from our children, we just need to remember to listen.
I need to learn that still. I need to remember again and again that I am not always right simply because I am the grown up.
It’s so much fun how “even” tiny Arthur is already his very own person, it’s a great adventure,getting to know him and finding out about him.
He likes it quiet, and he likes songs, but he doesn’t like looking at books or toys just yet.
He loves stories more than anything, though he will fall asleep during most.
I sometimes wonder what it will be like when they are a little bit older , will it be easier? We will certainly get more sleep, but will we have as much fun? It’s really hard to imagine, especially because we don’t even know where we will be in a month or two, but still I can’t wait to find out.
Our local shop now finally stocks gluten free flour, so Emily and me will spend today baking some strawberry & vanilla swirl cookies, if they are any good I’ll show you tomorrow!
Have a lovely,fantastic and beautiful day!