It’s almost been a week since my little Phoebe turned 2 and it’s been a wonderful week finally seeing the Peppa Pig Party come to life rather than having to organise it all and not having to run around town getting sweaty and stressed out looking for bloody birthday bags has been joyous. So, this week I’ve been at home, playing catch up or at least attempting to get everything back to normal (hiding the cake) after the high of the party, swapping Phoebe’s toys around with all the lovely new ones, dealing with the aftermath of party mess plus the laundry which I seemed to just ignore last week..oops. My blog was also feeling a bit neglected with all the party plans taking over, I had no time to link up let alone write new posts, so this week I’ve made it my focus to just get back in the blogging saddle and get writing, it’s felt good.
Everyday me and Phoebe have taken full advantage of the sunny weather by playing in the garden, all day. For her birthday, she received a gorgeous big summer house, with lots of lovely little features, plus another kitchen/cooker to go inside, It’s gone down so well meaning we can spend more time at home and I can relax (almost) when the Phoebe is playing outside as I know she has something to focus on rather than trying to eat leaves and berries, she still does this but not as much. With the weather being so nice I’ve managed to get my washing on the line a few times this week, Phoebe did however rub her “lollol” – mini milk ice cream into my jumper one day but I didn’t care, she was enjoying herself and is still a bit too young to totally understand. Water has played a huge part of this weeks play, with buckets of the stuff being poured or tipped all over herself and anything (me) that’s in the way, thankfully with the sun shining it was all good fun.
There have been a few times this week were Phoebe has tested the boundaries, ending up with some epic tantrums (separate post coming) but I’ve kept my cool by coming down to her level, repeating the same sentence and staying firm on my decision. It’s been tough but she has to learn. The little bull inside her can’t help but be stubborn and strong willed, so I’m trying to teach her to slow down, focus on one task and not to get some frustrated, which is easier said than done.
Overall its been a week of garden fun, sunshine, tantrums and washing so my word of the week has to be….
How would you sum up your week in just one word? Let me know below and join in the fun oh and any tips on dealing with a 2 year bossy boots would be much appreciated.
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