You’re always asking for trouble when you don’t even think about packing until the morning you’re heading away. To be fair, we were only staying for one night so there was very little we needed, I think us mums like to pack for EVERY eventuality though!
Storm Brian was in full force as we were leaving so we all packed waterproof coats. I didn’t fancy us having to trail around Tayto Park in plastic ponchos!
So, E and I have both turned into busy little bees! I’m back to work full time and he’s started big school.
Thankfully, we’re both really enjoying our new routines and I thought I’d fill you in on all the things that have changed!
… agree that Calippos are by far the best treat for the beach because there are no drips! (They may end up with a just been tangoed orange face though).
…wear a hat on the beach to cover up sandy hair (that’s a result of them being buried by their offspring) rather than to protect them from the sun
… wear sunglasses on the beach to cover up dark circles rather than to shield their eyes. Isn’t it great how kids on holidays go to bed late but still get up early!
When I wrote about E starting pre-school in September last year, I said that I was sure that the year would go by in a blink of an eye; turns out I was right.
While I was initially apprehensive about the new change he settled in super quickly and I’m just hoping that is exactly how it goes when he starts school.
Our holiday to Portugal was amazing and I’m suffering a serious case of the post-holiday blues. However instead of moping around I thought I’d tell you what we got up to and share some pics of our week of bliss!
…have a child that has recently discovered his love for ice cubes – trouble is he wants them in everything – and that means none left for my weekend G&T!
…never remember how long sun lotion lasts and how long ago you opened the bottles
…put so much pressure on yourself to make the most of the sunshine you’re rushing around too much to actually enjoy it!
We were due to set off for our weekend in Tralee first thing on Good Friday. As we were going to be away for Easter we decided that ‘Easter Bunny’ would come 2 days early. Unfortunately, the ‘bunny’ was a bit too enthusiastic about hiding the eggs and I, I mean bunny, 😉 fell flat on her back on the wet concrete! That meant the journey was put back a few hours so we didn’t set off until after lunch.
…not stick to any of the plans they had for the Easter break? We will squeeze arts and crafts, baking and educational activities into every day – erm we made some krispie cakes last Wednesday…
…counting down the days until they can have a coffee in peace again (while also thinking the house is going to be so empty without them)
When I told E that I’d booked him an appointment at the dentist his first question was ‘Will it be like on Peppa Pig?’ This was his only reference point and I tried frantically to remember whether Peppa and George’s trip had gone well. After a quick search on youtube I was relieved that it had.
Coincidently they also discussed brushing your teeth in pre-school, just a few days before his visit. After asking about it on our way home he told me that if he didn’t keep brushing he would end up with vampire teeth!
…find the minute they put their kid’s (only) special green outfit on they spilt something down it. Thank goodness for baby wipes.
…realise that their child’s St Patrick’s Day t-shirt will actually be hidden under ten layers of clothing.