I was going to try and make a joke about the weekend going by so quickly, but it’s just SOOOOO not even funny that I won’t. Instead let us take a moment of silence to mourn the freedom of the weekend.
Right, now that we’ve taken care of that, let’s catch up shall we?
Watching: Although I am heavily into Parks and Recreation now, Seth isn’t really. So I watch it on the side when I have a few extra moments. I can’t tell you how much I love those characters. Ron Swanson is easily my fav and I think that’s because he reminds me so much of Seth haha. Sounds ridiculous, but there is a definite similarity.
Then we were looking for something new to watch together and stumbled onto Black Mirror and oh my gosh you guys! It’s freaking intense! Each episode is different and the focus is on not so distant future discoveries of technology and how they affect these people. It’s really, really interesting and thought provoking! We’re about 1/3 of the way through season 2 and each episode has been great so far. Have you watched it? What did you think?
Adapting to: Living life again. That mid sound ridiculous, but I haven’t had coffee in over two weeks, then I finally got some almond milk and had my first cup yesterday morning. Look, it’s still not milk. But it’s also much better than coffee with no milk, so I’ll take it.
And then I forgot to bring any with me to work today, so I’ll just go quietly cry in a corner.
First cup of coffee in more than two weeks. Finally got some almond milk. Still not the barista blend but it’ll do pic.twitter.com/Rtjh97IIlZ
— Cindy Alfino (@CindyAlfino) October 30, 2016
Realising: That I take my village totally for granted.
No, that’s not quite right. I know how much they do for us and how much I appreciate them, but now that Seth’s parents are in Australia for 3 weeks, I’ve realised just how much they really help us. How many things just happen because we have an awesome routine which, I have no doubt, is about to wobble out of control. But it’s not the end of the World having to do it all on my own. Actually, that’s not even true, my Mom has taken off a few days to try and help out as well as spend time with the kids, so it really won’t be that bad. However, this has still been a great reminder to really be aware of how blessed we are and how much more I should show appreciation for it.
Managing: To stay on track with my eating plan. I have a whole post in my head about the downward spiral I was on this weekend, but suffice to say that I am feeling mostly optimistic again. Here’s hoping that I can keep it up this week.
One of the worst parts is eating substandard imitations of unhealthy things. Like healthy brownies or a chocolate bar that actually just tastes like coconut oil and sadness. To try and remedy this huge issue in my life, I’m going to be making Nikki’s date balls this afternoon. I think that little healthy kick of chocolate once or twice a day may just what I need to pick me up.
Excited About: The fact that I’m easing up on just saying No. Which, if you know me at all, you know I would never just say NO and walk away from my kids right? So that post is totally tongue set firmly in cheek. You know that I give them reasons or potentially a different time of the day when it will be more suitable. Like, “No, you can’t eat Nik Naks for breakfast because Mommy might actually maul you and shove every last little one right into her face hole.”. You know, things like that.
Anyway, I’ve tried to be more positive. When Knox wants to play, I say yes. When they want a banana for breakfast, I say yes. When they want to wear some hideously mismatched outfits, I close my eyes and say yes. Look, it’s not been a revolution, but it has been helpful for all of us. Plus we had a “YES” day yesterday which I’ll have to do a whole post about eventually. It was fun.
Update: although Riya passed out before 8.30, Knox and Kyla were up talking till 9.30. BUT despite the fact that they’re going to be exhausted tomorrow, I just checked in on them and seeing all three of them snuggled up together might actually be the cutest thing I have ever seen. ???
Feeling Thankful For: My kids.
I know I spend a fair amount of time on this space complaining about how hard parenting is, but guys. My kids are freaking adorable. And I love them. More than anything in this whole entire universe.
Interspersed with all of these really hard parenting moments, you know the ones – where you end up crashing on the couch at 7.30pm because it’s been a rough day. Those days, even those days, have these special moments woven into them. Cuddles on the couch, kisses
Just this morning as I kissed Knox goodbye he said, “Mom, you know your kisses are like that hot thing that you wear by the water. Uh, that hot thing. That you put on your face when you swim. You know dat?” Uh, do you mean sunscreen? “YES! Dat’s it, your kisses are like sunscreen!”