The weeks have suddenly grown longer with Talitha. Part of that is due to my energy levels. I’m feeling uncreative and unmotivated most days and if I haven’t taken the time to loosely plan the next day, we’re doomed to mutual grumpiness. I think it must also be that time of the year, though, when Christmas has come and been so winter seems unforgivingly endless.
I look out at a grey, wet morning and would rather stay in bed, reading a book or playing on the internet. My toddler sweeps back the curtains and proclaims it farm day. Yes. We will go to the farm and see “am-ah-mals”. But not cows. Lawrence Weston Community Farm does not have cows.
I never regret overriding my laziness to get out and explore with her, particularly at the moment when her recent nightmare has transformed the house into a world of tiresomely scary things. The distraction of the outdoors is welcome. So welcome.
It’s also been an opportunity to try my new wellies, sent to me by Joules. In fact, they made a trip to the farm practically luxurious. Of course, they do the job. They’re certainly up to coping with all the mud we were met with. They’re also bright and cheerful and the most comfortable wellies I have ever worn. I may just start wearing them every day, regardless of where we’re going.
I know I’ve had about two-and-a-half-years with Talitha but is it weird to say I still feel like I’m only just getting into my stride with this mama thing? Do you ever get to the point where you feel like: “Yes, I know what I’m doing now”? It’s all about to change again too!
As gloomy as I do sometimes get about winter, I can’t imagine raising a child in the tropical one I grew up in. I love that we can follow a chilly day outside with a pyjama snuggle. I love these girls’ pyjamas from Joules. The colours are fresh and the prints stylish. For Talitha, the horses on the bottoms are the business. They’re so soft I just want to keep hugging her and hugging her. For now, she mostly lets me.
Throw in a few bunnies, books and cuddles and I start thinking I may have got it wrong. This may well be my favourite time of year.
Joules sent me the pair of wellies and the pyjama top and bottoms featured in this post. As always, my opinions are my own.