Today was my day off to do some urban sketching at the museums in Oxford, but I got stuck with childcare as Harriet was ill and couldn't go to nursery.
Today Harriet got sent home for having a temperature again. I did an amazing parallel parking outside her nursery, though it did take me some 15mins to do it.
Today I did some therapeutic colouring with Owen after school.
Today I took Owen down to Jaffe & Neale again for some mother & son bookshop cafe time. In the evening, someone bought a sketchbook from my Etsy shop! Unfortunately I didn't have this one ready made and had listed it by accident, so had to spend the whole evening making it.
Today I took Harriet to Little Wild Things, and it was pirates theme. It was sunny but still very cold.
Today Owen woke us up too early again. Why does he wake so early on weekends and so late on weekdays when he has to go to school?? We stayed home and it was super cold, even hailing.
Today we went to Jaffe & Neale at Chipping Norton so Owen could claim his world book day book.
Today I was very very tired somehow.
Today I managed to take the boys to school and go to work even though I was up until 4am vomiting. Amazing! We went to the library after school where Harriet had a great time playing with Cleo and Owen found fellow fans of Beast Quest books in Jude and Mozes.
Today I went out to a Torchbox social while Owen spent the afternoon with his best friend Eddie. He had such a great time there. I only had 3 drinks, but vomited all night until 4am! Banana was the antidote, I discovered.
Today I had a quiet afternoon home with Owen.
Today was Harriet's 2 year check with the health visitor. Owen was quite good until Harriet's bath time where he had a bit of an attention seeking fake cry. In the evening I went to life drawing. Finally the stars collided with the group meeting at Charlbury instead of Spelsbury, and Harriet falling asleep extra early due to skipped nap. So I had no excuse. I did enjoy it!
Today I was cross with Owen for waking us early and also just a built up of day to day resentments. Perhaps I was a bit harsh. Surprisingly he was quite contrite and didn't retort. I'll try and be nicer to him tomorrow.
Today we had lunch at Banbury Hill Farm with Daisy, Lou and grandparents to celebrate Harriet's birthday.
Today the kids were in childcare till evening.
Today was Harriet's birthday! Can't believe it's been 2 years since that cutie rushed out of me. We went to the community centre but Owen refused to have tennis lessons. So we bought a cake and went home instead.
Today Owen insisted on going to indoor soft play with his friends even though it was a lovely sunny day and I wanted to spend some quality time with him to repair our relationship. Oh well. He seemed to have fun in the end.
Today Owen refused to go to martial arts and had been crying and fussy. Harriet too. What's wrong with these kids??
Today I took Harriet to Little Wild Things for the first time by myself! She was unsure at first but seemed to like it at the end.
Today we were so lazy and stayed home all day. Peter got to mow the lawn.