Monday, 13 December 2010

Three days left – we can do this!

Mieka playing with the dog's bed this afternoon, and Benji, the new addition to our family
The holidays are three days away. We can smell it already!

I had my “shopping day” today. Once a year we get an extra shopping day, instead of our normal afternoon off a month. It is a huge bonus, and we plan long before the time on how to spend it.

We had some rainy weather the past couple of days which has been a huge relief. How I wished this morning that we did not make any plans... But the teen had me booked for a manicure at eight o’clock - a Christmas present from her. Guess what? We were on our way, and the friend (whom she wanted to support) cancelled on us! We could have spent a bit lot longer in bed!

We went to the shops and tried to do some Christmas shopping. It is very difficult with a busy toddler. It is not getting easier. No, she is getting busier, and we have to keep a constant watch! I have a renewed respect for ALL mothers who get their shopping done with toddlers in tow.

We could show some shopping bags at the end of our shopping excursion. Which I am very proud off! It feels like an accomplishment of sorts! (Huge smile!)

I also had an afternoon nap on this Monday afternoon with the toddler. It was one of the best afternoons in a very long time! Sleep is not overrated here! No, it is more precious than gold! And I could spend some time with the toddler. She is extremely cute nowadays. I think this is the cutest time in a child’s life!

When do you think are they their cutest?

Only Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday that lay ahead. Thursday is a public holiday here this week! Then HOLIDAYS and time with the family and toddler!

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3 comments:

  1. I hear you on the shopping with a busy toddler.
    Poor AJ had to stay in the buggy for a while whilst I was Christmas shopping on Friday.
    Not sure if I handled it differently when I was younger with toddlers or if I am just not as alert and fast with AJ in my 40's, but just could not cope with him running in a busy shopping centre and balancing an overloaded buggy.

    I am thinking AJ is cutest at just over 3. He has a mind of his own and is not afraid to use it! lol

    carol

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  2. Every person I know will tell me "They are so cute......until they turn 11!" So, I'm not looking forward to that.

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  3. There is only one thing worse than shopping at this time of the year and that is taking a baby with you:-) You have a lot of guts.

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