Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Close to Perfect
Last weekend, we had the kind of weekend that I had dreamed of having when we were in the trenches of IF.
Friday started with Boo2, my Mum and I going to JBB's first school sports and he won a ribbon for coming first in his running race - yay. It was the cutest day, he couldn't wait to tell everyone what his favourite part of the day was, riding the bus - ha ha, cracks me up. Boo2 just wanted to run himself, he kept on repeating 'I run, Mummy?', 'When I race, Mummy?' He always wants to be doing what JBB is doing. When we got there, JBB went and sat with his friends and Boo2 went and sat next to him. Gorgeous.
On Saturday morning, I was up with the boys at the crack of dawn - cos, well that's what time they get up, every, single, day. We had our breakfast and talked about what we were going to do over the weekend and then I headed off to bootcamp. I have been on a bit of a fitness kick, trying to keep up with these two little live wires so have been doing bootcamp 4 mornings a week for the past 4 weeks - foof, I am exhausted!!
When I got back, we took the boys to swimming lessons. One thing about Boo2 is, he is a big smiler - for his whole swimming lesson, there is always a big, big smile plastered across his face, it always makes me smile. JourneyMan goes in the pool with Boo2 and I site between both classes and watch both boys. JBB was assessed to see if he was ready to go up to the next level but he wasn't quite. I was actually quite relieved by that - he has had quite a change with starting school so going up to a more challenging swimming class was unecessary at this point, I felt.
After the swimming lessons, we were going to go straight to the Caravan and Camping show but two things happened, I forgot my Fitbit (and I was on a 6 day streak for 10K of steps each day) and Boo2 spewed up his cheese and vegemite sandwich. So we ducked home for a change of clothes for Boo2 and to make sure he was okay (unfortunately, he is a bit of a spewer, if he puts too much in his mouth he spews, too much milk, he spews, and then of course there are his allergies). The Caravan and Camping show was fun - JBB kept saying 'this is the best day ever' which always feels very nice. They had a great time inspecting tents and caravans. Our main aim was to get inspired for our Easter trip which definitely worked and it was just a fun day altogether.
On Sunday, we have been going to the Thousand Steps which is a memorial walk not too far from our house (a memorial to the Australia soldiers who suffered on the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea in the Second World War). It is a tough but reasonable short trail - it takes about 40mins to go up and back and there is a lovely playground at the bottom that the boys love having a play at while JourneyMan and I take turns going up the trail.
After the thousand steps, we took the boys home so Boo2 could have his afternoon sleep and I took the chance to do a bit of cooking to prepare for the week. Once Boo2 woke up, we went to the park down the road, it was the most beautiful day an end of summer day that was just amazing. We played football altogether in the park and then the boys had some fun in the playground.
I know that this sounds like a pretty pedestrian, unexciting weekend but to me, it was bliss - beautiful, smiling faces, laughing and jokes, just being together and enjoying our time. One of the things that our journey through IF taught me was that you have to take the happiness where you can get it and honestly, the happiness over the weekend was palpable. I am one lucky, lucky person.