Things I’m Loving

Today, I’m a bit sad.

Actually, I’m a lot sad.

I’ve just said good bye to yet another very good friend who is moving back to England. We met when Tiny was four months old, and her son was six months old. They both have the same name, and her son has always been referred to as “Big —-“, while mine has been “Little —-” – even the other kids call them that. I’m going to miss her, but I know that she’s making the right move – back to families, and to start her dream job. It’s bittersweet.

And Tall leaves for his 8-day work trip to Mexico on Sunday. I was feeling really fine about it, but Pickle has decided that bedtime is over-rated, and Tiny has been a bit naughty the last couple of days. I know we’ll be fine, and I know I’ll cope, but I’m going to miss having an adult to talk to once the babies are asleep…and someone to take the pressure off when it’s witching hour!

Anyway…despite the little air of gloom hanging around this week, there are some very bright patches, like:

~ the arrival of a friend’s first baby, a bonny 10lb 2oz not-so-little boy

~ the arrival of another first baby, another boy, up in Auckland

~ the news that another very good friend – who is one of the best mamas I know – is pregnant again 🙂

~ days that have been 20degC-plus, reminding me that summer isn’t too far away

~ new jandals (and the sudden realisation that I now have five pairs…is that too many? I don’t think so…Tall was a bit surprised…)

Jandally goodness

~ big brothers who encourage baby brothers to lift their heads for tummy time, and who offer such lovely words of praise like, “Good job! You’re doing so well!” (someone’s a bit of a parrot!)

“Good job!”

Linking up with the fabulous Meghan for


6 thoughts on “Things I’m Loving

  1. Aw, it’s never fun saying goodbye to people we love…especially when it’s to the other side of the world. Thank goodness for great technology these days though hey! Also.hope that the 8 days passes really quickly and with your sanity and humour intact.

    p.s. I will hold you up as an example that I can definitely justify another pair of jandals – I only have 2 pairs at the moment 🙂 xx

  2. I bet Tall is home now, or at least not far off… whew! You are AMAZING, I so couldn’t do it with them alone for that long yet! I am counting down the hours until Luke gets home by lunch every day, some days more than others though *grin*!

    Hope it went well…

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