I’m not even going to look at what my February goals were because the whole month was a bit of a write off.
It had good bits, of course, there’s something good in every day, but overall I struggled with my mental health and just, well, everything really. Not helped by the weather which, as I type, finally seems to be giving us a break but it feels like it has been a long time coming!
So, I’m just calling making it to March in one piece a win and moving on from there.
We started March the way we have done for the last 9 years – with a birthday!
Arthur had a very Minecraft filled day and we ALL had a sugar high from eating those icing cake decorations at lunch time.
For the rest of March, I am having only a couple of goals, to try and pick myself up from the February hole.
Firstly, I’d like to sort out the Smalls’ wardrobes because they’re both growing like weeds and half their clothes are too small so a clear out is much needed!
And secondly, I’m going to try and figure out some simple habits and/or routines for me and the kids to help us relax, destress, and just generally feel a bit less frazzled. We are all running short fuses at the moment and need to remember how to breathe.
We have our doggy friend Poppy to stay for the first week of the month so we should at least all be getting our fresh-air fix with all the walkies!
I’d also like to complete Arthur’s Egyptian homework of building a pyramid model on time and without us completely falling out over it/throwing it out of a window… oh how I hate crafty homeworks.
Oh, and I want to make it to Level 3 of the DuoLingo German course – that is one thing I did manage in February. I kept up with my daily lessons and can now dazzle you with some more gems:
Ich kenne diese Kühe nicht.
Wir schwimmen, da wir Fische sind.
Meine Frau mag den Teppich nicht.
Das Dach ist aus Zucker gemacht.
Ihn Mann trägt keine Röcke.
Have fun Google translating those – they made me laugh when I was learning them!