Things I Have Trodden On This Week

27.05.15

Parenthood changes your life so much more than you can ever prepare for.

I’ve covered how things like car journeys, keeping secrets and meal times change as well as the things I wish I’d known before I fell pregnant.

Before I go to bed, I like to go into the kid’s rooms and check on them and give them a kiss.

Sounds lovely doesn’t it?!

WRONG! It is a scary assault course invariably ending with me stumbling over something in the dark or stubbing my toe and trying not to swear out loud.

Things I have trodden on this week | toys on the floor | snowingindoors.com

Today I just wanted to share with you, some of the things I have found on the bottom of my foot or kicked across the room in the dark this week.

  • Duplo birthday cake the size of a small family car
  • multiple toy cars
  • pen lid
  • Captain America
  • a Cheerio
  • soft toys galore
  • dirty undies and socks
  • clean clothes
  • a Playmobil baby bottle which was surprisingly pointy
  • a rock (thanks Ez!)
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • an Elsa plastic hair band
  • a stick

You’d think that I’d either invest in a pair of slippers, a small torch, make the little monsters tidy up before bedtime or simply stop taking my life into my own hands and going in every night!

What have you trodden on this week?!

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Posted in category: Parenting

Bring on the Half Term Holiday

26.05.15

We were all so ready for the half term holiday, so we spent the first weekend of it having fun!

First order of the day was temporary tattoos for all 3 of us. Yes, even I was asked to wear the pirate tattoo that the kids didn’t like, ‘lucky’ me!

Then it was art, sensory play, bubbles in the garden, a road trip with their Dad while I relaxed in a quiet house and tidying round in the garden.

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Even though it was a quiet, uneventful weekend, it was perfect; the sort of days that refill your internal wells of patience and happiness.

What did you do this weekend?
Are you on half term now?
If so, have you got any plans?

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Posted in category: Point & Shoot, The Kiddos

Point + Shoot – 26.05.2015

26.05.15

Thank you to everyone who joined in with Point + Shoot last week.

My post this week is about how we spent the first weekend of the half term holiday :)

Our winning post from last week comes from Stephanie over at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.

Don’t forget, our joint favourite photo / post from the week will win 12 Instagram prints from our lovely sponsor, printed.com, even more reason to play along.

You don’t have to play every week, just drop by when you have something to share. You don’t need a fancy DSLR either, a phone camera works just as well.

As for the photos, they can be absolutely anything. If you saw it, or did it, at the weekend, then photograph it and link up.

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Posted in category: Point & Shoot

Body Dysmorphic Disorder And Weight Gain

25.05.15

I’ve not really felt connected to the blog this past couple of weeks, I’m not enjoying writing or taking photos and despite the confidence my pink hair has brought, I can still feel an increase in my anxiety.

I’ve been frantically packing each day full of activities for the kids so I don’t have to just sit and ‘be with’ what I’m feeling.

I’ve spotted this quite early on in the spiral. I’ve not started cancelling activities or stepped back from writing, even if what I am writing currently is shockingly low quality!

It has only just become clear to me, that my feeling this way is predominantly down to my weight. I’ve piled on the pounds and as a person with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, it is seriously screwing me up.

I was 7 stone when I met Jon, and looking back at photos of me I looked really ill. Let’s face it, I was ill, I lived on crisps and veggie mince, my periods had stopped, my hips were bruised from pinging them off door frames and I was cold and tired the whole time; but I was convinced I was massively overweight.

Now I really am fat and I hate Jon looking at me because I’m sure he’ll going to be disgusted by what he sees (even though he reassures me this isn’t the case).

I wear the same clothes all the time because they best hid my flabby tummy and part of the reason for dying my hair pink was to distract other people from the areas of my body I hate the most.

Body Dismorphic Disorder and Weight Gain | pink hair | snowingindoors.com

I need to make some big changes and get down to a healthy weight. I live on carbs and use cola or fizzy drinks to give me enough energy to get through the day.

It’s not going to be a fun ride, and thanks to the BDD, I understand that I probably still won’t be happy with the way I look when I do get to a healthy weight, but it needs doing, wish me luck!

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Posted in category: Anxiety & Depression

A Sunday Photo – 24.05.2015

24.05.15

Posted in category: Annie