Weekly Blog: Stressful sleeps & chocolate treats… 5/4/15

Me and my uber big mouth. If you’re a regular to these posts you’ll know a couple of weeks ago that I mentioned how awesome EJ had been at napping recently. I SHOULD HAVE KEPT MY MOUTH SHUT. When will I ever learn that a Mother should never tempt fate?! We had horrendous winds through the night last Monday and it caused him to have a really bad night. They hadn’t died down by Tuesday morning and I think he associated his bed with feeling frightened because did he want to go in there on Tuesday? Did he bollocks. He did eventually nod off but then along came another gust of wind, it sent something flying outside and woke him up causing him to be upset again. He was absolutely shattered and so I gave up and put him in the car. Something I haven’t had to do for a very long time. Due to work and days out he didn’t have any reason to have a nap in there again until today. I have to admit I was dreading it. And I was right to. Funny how I always seem to know… anyway. We had a bit of a battle but he eventually gave in as tiredness overcame him but it took a good half an hour. He used to love going for a nap with “Teddy”. I do hope it’s not all ruined. Have any of you Mummy’s ever experienced this? If so what happened? I’m hoping they have a positive ending…..?!

The middle of the week was a bit quiet as I worked a couple of days again so EJ went to his grandparents and then we arrived at the Easter weekend which has totally messed with my head. Friday I was convinced was Saturday, Saturday I was convinced was Sunday and I have no idea where I think I’ll be by the time this blog goes live. Not working my regular days doesn’t help either. There’s a lot to be said for a routine. Listen to me sounding like my Mum.

I had a child free day on Friday. Everyone knows I love my bubba to bits (even when he doesn’t want to co-operate!) but every Mumma needs a break now and again. His Dad took him out for the day, swimming (which he’s still loving) and then a bit of shopping. I spent the time with the McBusted album on repeat whilst having a massive clothes clear out. I’ve felt stuck in a rut for ages with my stuff because I was never sure what I had or where it was but now I do and it feels liberating. Two bin bags have gone to the British Red Cross and that feels good too. Now I’ve room to buy more…. (Joke!!) It did EJ and his Dad good to spend some time together. Rob works long hours so only usually gets about half an hour in the morning and an hour at night at the most spent with the little fella so it was nice to know they were making the most of the holiday. It did me good too. I got to have some ‘me time’ and I genuinely think it helps me cope with the more stressful toddler times a bit more easily. Well I coped just now didn’t I?!

I blogged recently about trying to diet and lose weight and I’m still no further forward. When this shitty British weather picks up I need to start training for the Race For Life which I know will help, but in the mean time I do want to shift a few pounds and try and tone up a bit. My Sister has told me about Davina’s “7 Minute Fit” DVD which she is impressed with so I’ve been toying with that idea but I never seem to stick to workout DVDs. Then I stumbled across a tweet from Giovanna Fletcher about Sleek Technique. I looked into it and it’s an online site where there is no sign up fee. You can pay as you go or pay a monthly subscription to do classes. But these classes are done by professional ballet dancers and they help you create a ‘ballerina body’. Bit of a joke for the likes of old huge hips here but I figured it may help me get rid of the wobble and replace it with a bit more sturdier stuff. Anyhow. I registered and you get a free fifteen minutes of which I’ve just done. I LOVED IT. My legs felt incredible after. Sturdy and strong. Not weak and feeble like they usually do. They offer a ten days for £10 package so I think I’m going to give it a whirl. I’ll let you know how I get on.

Yesterday we took EJ to a new play area that’s opened up the road from us. It’s called Jungle Fever and it’s like a miniature town especially for toddlers. He loved it and even won a chocolate treat from the miniature Easter Egg hunt. I was very proud. It’s a great little place and much better than ‘soft play’. I hate soft play. With a passion. It’s great to have it on the doorstep too. When you don’t live in a town and don’t want to go far you’re quite restricted, so this is perfect.

Today is Easter Day and we have a three year old’s birthday party to go to then tonight I’m off out with my Sis for a night of music. I’m looking forward to it. Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy the chocolate.

Much love 




  1. 8th April 2015 / 9:39 pm

    Loved this post 🙂 I went through something similar with sleep with my now 2 year old – he was waking up in the night getting out of his toddler bed and going to the gate at his door and yelling for me while crying. It was terrible for a little.bit and I would eventually get him settled back in bed. His pedi attributed it to just a bad dream or separation , but he too didn’t want to nap in his room for a bit. It did subside though so hang in there 🙂 and yes I am a routine junky ! Lol I need my routines and schedule. I too need to diet and work out but finding the energy lately has been harder than I thought. It sucks ! I’ll be honest, I take a hot shower at night with at glass of red wine ( yea, in the shower) and I do squats. In the shower lol that’s my work out. I figure if my booty looks ok I’ll feel better to start at least haha. I definitely hear ya on needing alone time even if it is just to fold laundry in silence! I wish my hubby would take the kids out together for even an hour , but he is too intimidated to be out with both – can ya believe it ? We have a 2 year old and a 10 month old and he’s scared to be alone with them lol anyway. Loved this post! Hope you’ll check mine out 🙂

    • 8th April 2015 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post. It’s nice to know we’re not alone in the toddler traumas! We’re all very similar in some ways. I’ll definitely be checking your blog out. Good luck with those squats and have a glass of wine for me too! 🙂

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