Today I decided I don't like school holidays. We stayed home and I got annoyed with Harriet for not napping and with Owen for being clingy (he couldn't be by himself for even just one minute). We gave Harriet some cherries to eat and she loved it.
Today we took the children out to Blenheim Palace.
Today I have completely recovered from my illness finally! I also upgraded our broadband and got a great deal for it. We fed Harriet avocado and banana for the first time, and she seemed to like it. Think she'll be quite an epicurean. It felt like just yesterday when she was a wriggly red newborn baby.
Today I feel much better and we even ventured to Witney to collect Peter's new glasses.
Today I discovered Ibuprofen for children. Harriet didn't seem to hate them as much as she does Calpol. In the afternoon I had an online chat with my sister.
Today I had a breakthrough as I discovered/remembered that Ibuprofen works much better for my sore throat than Paracetamol and I finally found reprieve from the pain.
Today I was still ill and so much pain. Might be flu or tonsillitis. And now migraine as well. Harriet was miserable too. We watched the finale of Top of the Lake Series 1, and the baby in the show was so cute, reminding me of Harriet.
Today Harriet and I were still poorly and suffering, Peter had to do most of the child care.
Today I was ill with fever, chills, and sore throat. It seems Harriet too, as she's been waking up all night.
Today Harriet was still bad about naps and I listened to/read David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet on Audible/Kindle during the long hours of breastfeeding.
Today I had a bit of a breather at home when Owen went to nursery, though baby Harriet was being fussy and would only nap in my arms.
Today it felt like we've had the longest weekend ever (what with the summer holidays) and I could not wait for Owen to go back to nursery so we could have a break. Again I wondered how other parents do it. But probably their 5 months old baby doesn't wake up every 2 hourly in the night and their preschooler doesn't need constant attention.
Today we took the children to the playground and visited the newly opened village cafe for lunch.
Today I was impressed by the quality of David Mitchell's writing in The Bone Clocks, and felt a stir to write myself. We stayed home all day as it was rainy and cold and we were exhausted from childcare.
Today the night wakings and children tantrums were so bad, I lost my will to live for the day. We decided not to go to Charlbury's Riverside Festival (also it was rainy) and went to Witney to get grocery instead.
Today we were exhausted again as both children had been waking us (and each other) up multiple times in the night and I only got out of bed after midday.
Today we left grandparents' house for our own. Travel was hell as baby Harriet cried and Owen shouted at her to stop, and me shouting at him to stop shouting. Poor Peter. In the evening, we comforted ourselves by watching the new season of Game of Thrones.
Today Owen was ill and feverish, and spent most of the day napping on the sofa.
Today grandparents took Owen to Godstone Farm and even let him ride in the convertible with the top off.
Today it was rainy so we stayed home at grandparents' all day and Owen had loads of grandparents attention all day and was very happy.