5 Tips to Keep Kids Busy While Getting Things Done

Tips to Keep Kids Busy While Getting Things Done

To keep kids busy while getting things done theoretically would be ideal, but it is often hard or not at all always possible.

The moment, when your toddler walks with you into the toilet and after asking to close the door, she calmly closes it, leaving herself inside… Makes you forget why you in the toilet in the first place. ūüôā

Being a mum itself is a 24/7 job. It is never-ending routine. Man will never understand this. 

Waking up – sometimes even earlier, than you would normally wake up for your daytime job, changing nappies, making breakfast. Cleaning up, doing laundry, making lunch. Putting kids to beds for the afternoon nap and tidying up again. Then you MIGHT have a little break while kids are asleep, but this is NOT always the case, as you will probably use that time for paying bills, making important calls or writing a blog, as I do!

Kids then wake up, so you change their nappies again (you have probably done that for about 5 times anyway before they went to sleep), making a little snack for them, then get on with preparing dinner, while fulfilling your babies demands: want a cartoon, want a yogurt, want to wear this dress (which is actually a sleeping dress) and not another one, don’t want to do my hair, etc…

Finally, it’s dinner time, which is just as eventful. I normally end up feeding Harry with one hand, Daniella with another (she soon gets bored of feeding herself and asks MUMMY to do it), while my own food is getting cold in front of me. Edward does try to help, but our princess often refuses to get fed by anyone else than mummy…

Reminder for myself: ask Santa for the third hand over next Christmas!

Where did I finish then. Ok, so after the dinner I am lucky enough to clean up he kitchen, always with help from my wonderful Edward- I honestly don’t know how would I cope without him. After dinner, it’s Eastenders time (ha ha). This had become a family religion. ūüėÄ I would normally watch it while editing my blog post or catching up with¬†other undone stuff online. And soon it’s time to get kids ready for bed (I am not even mentioning nappy changing in between no more). Once kids are ‘happily ever after’, I will finally in silence (sight) catch up with my leftover online work and at about 11pm – 12am I am off to bed.

However, it’s not the end even then. I don’t know if I can¬†call my sleep ‘SLEEP’. It is somewhat a ‘standby mode’. In case Daniella¬†calls from another room to fix her duvet or that she had a bad dream, in case Harry wakes up for nursing or dog starts throwing it’s bowl across the floor, as she has run out of the water. And then in no time the morning comes, and all starts all over again… I am not gonna go into the horror stories when children are ill or teething… Man will never understand this anyway… Continue reading 5 Tips to Keep Kids Busy While Getting Things Done

Planning Valentine’s Day with Kids

Maybe I shouldn’t say ‘planning Valentine’s day’, as this year we don’t really plan. Not Valentine’s day at least. Don’t worry, I didn’t give up on my relationship with Edward, no no no, not at all, but I just came to realize, that Valentine’s Day is so over materialized. There is not much romance left in it no more. Everything you do on Valentine’s Day is so overpriced. ¬†You overpay and you hardly get any quality, comfort, not even a romantic atmosphere for it.Planning Valentine's Day with Kids

Last year’s Valentine’s day is a good example. I was pregnant with Harry. We bought cinema tickets for 50 Shades of Gray movie and booked our local Italian restaurant for romantic dinner after. The restaurant seemed to have lovely Valentine’s Day menu, I already knew what I was gonna get – scallops for the starter, seafood pasta for main. I wasn’t that fussed about the desert. It was scallops that made my mind up to go to exactly that restaurant. It was proper craving for seafood time!

The movie was ok, considering, that it was a while, since we last been to the cinema. Therefore, we quite enjoyed it. However, booking the restaurant was a mistake. It was crowded, more tables set up than usual to obviously make more business on such a busy day. I remember, we had to wait for about 40 minutes for someone to take our order. And to my huge disappointment,¬†they had run out of the scallops! Continue reading Planning Valentine’s Day with Kids

Just Another Post About my Beautiful Children

I am back after the whole week off blogging. It’s been a bit busy lately, my apologies. ūüôā

I was just thinking today about how fast time goes and how much my children changed during past couple of months. So here I decided to share my thoughts…Just Another Post About my Beautiful ChildrenOur youngest – Harry- is still teething, but he is not too bad recently. Harry’s top two teeth are not quite there yet, but they are so near! I can literally see them poking out at any time! Baby himself is now much more settled and calmer – I didn’t even give him medicines for the past few days.

Harry has now mastered rolling over! As soon as I put him on his back, in no time he rolls over onto his tummy and then back again! He realises he can do it and his face is priceless – full of pride and happiness when he does that. So what’s next – crawling??? Ahhh, cannot wait!!!

Daniella, my cheeky little girl, is doing well. She recently grew so much – I sometimes secretly watch her play with dollies or Peppa Pig family and I am often wondering – when did that transition happen. Last I remember, she was¬†not very keen on playing individually. But now, she builds the whole house for her dollies, there is mummy, daddy and few (never one) children involved. Some words, that Daniella uses as well – I don’t even know where she learned them from! Even I don’t use some of those.. Something like ‘cash register’ or ‘stethoscope’.

I recently noticed that Daniella is getting very much attached to Edward (her dad). Not very long ago she was 100% mummy’s girl. If you follow my blog, you will probably remember me, while I was still pregnant, worrying about Daniella’s reaction towards her¬†baby brother, I thought she was gonna be jealous. But she really wasn’t. She is an amazing,¬†loving sister and a wonderful daughter. Our little girl every day really looks forward to Edward come back from work and play with her. Yesterday, just after dinner, Daniella offered her dad to play a game: ‘daddy, I will be a¬†baby and you can be a PRINCESS (!)’, she said. ūüėÄ It was lovely watching them together. Later Daniella was snuggled up on Edward’s lap, watching Eastenders (yeh, she loves watching Eastenders). So mummy’s little girl is now becoming daddy’s little girl. ūüôā Continue reading Just Another Post About my Beautiful Children

5 Things that I am Obsessed with

 Things that I am Obsessed withTV program- Come Dine With Me

Love it, love it, love it! I am not gonna lie, I watch it every day! Come Dine With Me- couples, Come Dine With Me- Christmas, abroad, celebrities…. EVERYTHING! It came to the point, that Edward makes that dramatic SIGHT, if I switch another¬†TV program¬†to Come Dine With Me. Kind of ‘NOT AGAIN’. Yes, I admit, I am obsessed!¬†I think it is one of the best TV programs ever (my turn for a happy¬†sight now). ūüôā

Cleaning wipes

Yes, that’s what I mean. Cleaning wipes. I know, it’s kind of silly, but I can’t help it! I love cleaning wipes and I buy ridiculous amounts – for the floor, for the surface, for windows, for the microwave! I love them scented, so it leaves the sense of freshness in the house. I am aware, that¬†the cleaning spray does very similar job, but it’s just so much easier with wipes.

Seafood

And my mouth starts watering from the thought of it! Seafood is the best! Every time we eat out, I look for the seafood in a menu Рcalamari, prawns, mussels, lobster is definitely something I am obsessed with! If we go for holiday any time soon, I know where I want to go Рsomewhere, where there is a lot of SEAFOOD!

Chorizo sausage

Another ‘must have’ in the¬†fridge. It’s not the healthiest option ever, but it’s totally delicious! I eat chorizo on it’s own. I just slice it and here it goes! Once I start, there is no end for it. I already¬†tried a lot of¬†different brands of chorizos. My favourite so far is the one from Sainsbury’s¬†store (but I don’t remember the exact maker, sorry) YUMMY!!!! A¬†strange¬†thing about my chorizo obsession is, that I could not even look at it when I was pregnant – it was physically making me sick. But I am certainly back into my old (unhealthy) habits again! Continue reading 5 Things that I am Obsessed with

Christmas Plans

Christmas Plans

You might be already¬†fed up with my Christmas posts by now. Sorry if you are, but that’s how we live these days – it’s all about Christmas!¬†Shopping, preparing, planning, decorating, etc… Getting busier as we get closer!

This Christmas we will have Edward’s family visiting- mum, dad and brother. They are coming from London and will be staying for a¬†few days. We are all very excited, Edwards parents will be visiting for the first time since we reallocated. We hope they will enjoy it here. Lola and Lolo¬†are missing their grandchildren and children are missing them.¬†Daniella in particular. She¬†keeps on asking me pretty much every two hours, if Lola and Lolo¬†are coming today. ūüėÄ

Luka wont be with us during¬†Christmas this year. She went to London on Saturday to see her dad and they will be flying to Lithuania tomorrow to enjoy celebrations with her¬†Lithuanian¬†grandparents.¬†Luka was looking forward to this holiday for so long. She was hoping to see snow in Lithuania, but, to be honest, I don’t think it will happen – it’s far too warm this year!

Edward and I done one part of our Christmas shopping last weekend.  We got pretty much all the presents, that we needed to get (not for each other yet!!!), also some more Christmas decorations for the house along with Christmas crackers. In terms of food we bought nice cuts of beef and gammon for roasting Рit will be served for Christmas dinner and some vegetables. We are still due for proper grocery shopping tomorrow or on Wednesday. Continue reading Christmas Plans