This month has been so bizarre! I thought I would be here talking about days out, home projects, and family history as per normal but instead I’m going to be writing about how the Coronavirus has been affecting our family this month.
Happy New Year! We love starting the new year with a family walk. We decided to leave the older kids home in the warm while we took Max and Sam to a nearby village, Oxspring. Ben wanted to walk from the park to the top of the hill. It wasn’t far and the views were beautiful but it was extremely cold.
I will never have another 1 year old again. Ever. Even though that seems sad to me, I also think it’s liberating to be moving on from him scribbling on the walls, throwing things down the toilet, and tipping hot chocolate powder all over the kitchen floor. To be approaching that age when there will be no more nappies, pushchairs, or daytime nap schedules.
Over the last 14 years of being parents we have used different strategies of buying Christmas presents. As you can imagine, having 5 children makes Christmas a busy and expensive time of year. We usually follow the rule “something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read”. This year even that seemed like we were buying our children too much.