The small achievements are big achievements

Today we’ve had a series of small achievements. This morning small person and I went out early for run 2 of week 2 of Couch to 5k. Small person ran for all six of the 90 second runs. Today they started their run on the happy face and finished on the even more happy face….

Wonky

My boundaries have been quite wonky for a long while now. Whilst having time off I’ve realised how little time I was carving out for myself and my life balance boundaries need to be stronger. I’ve also noticed that my boundaries with small person are wonky too. I don’t mean their boundaries that keep them…

A guide to cleaning up wee

My friend Mrs Crumpet and I were talking with a very good friend of ours about blog posts we should write and a guide for cleaning up wee was very near the top. There’s been a lot of wee today, in many rooms of the house so here goes … You can’t beat having a…

Burial (and I don’t mean the dubstep producer)

This morning on the walk back from a trip out with Nana small person found a bird that had shinned down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. Small person insisted on going another way so that they didn’t have to go past it. The moment that they got into the house they announced that…

But I haven’t eaten tea

Tonight small person has been for a hair trim to tame the wildness. They didn’t need the booster seat anymore because of how much they have grown and we managed pretty well. Afterwards we went for a picnic in the sunshine and small person had a lovely time. On our way home small person ate…

Getting back on the horse

Today has been a better day. Small person and I went for our third run and completed week one of our Couch to 5k. Small person managed to go to school on their transport. Then I went with Nana for her first run. So, yes that does mean I ran twice today. Tonight we went…

Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

That’s my favourite quote from the film ‘In the Loop’. Today has definitely not been easy peasy lemon squeezy. There’s been much more difficult, difficult, lemon difficult happening. Small person did not want to go to school today. This really kicked in when we got to school. Two and a quarter hours later, during which…

Homesick

It’s been a bit of a big day here. Big feelings and big reactions. Small person and I went for run number two this morning early before their therapy time. At therapy we talked with the therapist about running and how running can connect us with our bodies and help us to get stuff out…

The Mrs Doyle approach

Tonight small person has been using what I call the ‘Mrs Doyle approach’. If you remember Mrs Doyle was always encouraging the Fathers to have a cup of tea using two phrases “go on, go on, go on, go, on” and “ah, you will, you will, you will, you will”. Small person doesn’t use those…

All our runs

First of all, I must reassure you that this post has nothing to do with having an upset stomach. Small person has decided that they want to live for the next two thousand years. We have agreed that in order to do that we need to be really healthy. That logic helped me convince small…

A night off

So far I’m having a night off. I don’t mean I’m out or anything so outrageous as that, before you fall down in shock. Small person has chosen to go to sleep in their own bed. They are now asleep and however long they stay there for will be a lovely reinforcer of the idea…

Ace

A C E are really important letters within my vernacular. I regularly say that people or things are ace – as an adjective for being brilliant. It’s one of my favourite positive words. For me and my small person A.C.E’s are very important. The research around Adverse Childhood Experiences is so important for developing trauma…