I was asked by Britmums to share my joyous moments with my family. Oreo is celebrating The Great Oreo Quest promotion on packs now, which means anyone can pick up a pack and have a chance to win awesome prizes, including a once-in-a-lifetime trip to California and the Googleplex.
So, now as a parent living in a world where social media dominates our attitudes and influences, I thought the pressure was on. However, if you look close enough and watch your children you don’t have to look far to see the joy in the ordinary stuff.
It can be really hard with underestimating the ordinary stuff, I am one of the people who has been guilty of this. But taking a moment to relax and just be lead by what your child wants can be pleasantly enjoyable.
So, I give you my take on what is a wonderful and joyful experience that is simply coming home after school for my son and once changed having that time to play. My son struggles a bit with school because he wants to run around like a loony only problem is now that he is in year one he has to do school work, boo!
Therefore the time he has after school where he can do as he pleases is the best, especially as he has his sidekick with me to do so (his brother).
He spends three hours playing with his new additions of Fungus and Mungus, stretching them, giving them roles and having pretended play.
He was super happy to talk to mummy uninterrupted and share the joy of his favourite toy. He loves telling me stories and getting into the roles so this is his happy moment.
He doesn’t want a lot out of life and as a parent, I could learn a thing or two. Although, I will tell you he did join getting some Oreo Cookies to add to the mix of happiness.
Cheers for reading X
This post is an entry for BritMums #OreoCookieQuest, sponsored by Oreo.
Today I am writing about things that have being go well for me at the moment. It is good to take some time out and reflect on the positives as we all can get in a bit of a pattern and forgot about the good stuff that we have achieved.
Firstly, this may seem trivial but for me it is really important as most of my life I have struggled with insomnia and getting to sleep due to anxiety. Recently, I have been getting some good night sleep, which has made a huge difference to my mental health. It really does help with making you feel more better especially thinking more logically and getting less emotional about certain things in my life.
I suppose the next point kinda connects to the last positive in that I have been staying calmer more especially when sometimes I may blow up or struggle to deal with change. I really struggle with change especially when it is unexpected but I have learnt to a little walk away and use distraction techniques.
I have re-developed my love for colouring as a way to not only relax for me but also doing it with my eldest also helps me too. Not to mention the fact that doing an activity together has helped our bond and created some calm down which had a ripple effect on the rest of the day. I have found it is a great way to connect to my son as it something just for us on a Sunday so makes it special for him.
The final positive achievement I have done recently is adding more exercise to help tone my body up and make me feel less ugh. I find regular exercise helps give me a bit more energy and again has helped as a way to get rid of some of the daily frustrations I am faced with.
Cheers for reading X
Sometimes when I am down and all I can see is dread I hold on to my happy times. They are just memories of good times but though are non-materialistic they cost more in worth then any costly good I have.
Sometimes wherever you look you see sadness and heartache, you can watch the news 24/7 and feel pants. It can be hard to see the light when it so overcast with darkness.
Then random things happy, out of the blue without any warning that take your breathe away. Simple things such as taking a moment to talk to you when others see you as autistic. They see you as an individual and respect what you say. They don’t talk at you or speak in a patronising tone, it is the acceptance and thoughtfulness that can make you smile.
It is the gesture of when your husband allows you to have sleep in when you are so desperately tired after an emotional night that drains you from all your energy.
It’s when a stranger spots you dropped your bus pass (your so busy with your screaming child) and hands it back means so much but such a small act of kindness.
Seeing all the good heroes that just do it, just because they are a good human makes this world much more bearable and happy to be here.
Sometimes I am knackered,
But then I look at you
Drifting off to sleep,
Knowing you are happy
The doubts of motherhood
Knowing that I might be
Doing this crucial job
OK and then for moment
I applaude my role
And that deep down
I’m doing OK.