May has been the first full month that I’ve been at home on my own with two children under two. And… we’re all still alive and kicking! There have been moments when I thought we wouldn’t get through a day. Moments when I didn’t want the day to end because I was enjoying our family so much. Mundane moments which seemed super special because of the people around me and all the moments in between.
The girls and I have spent a lot of time at home, getting into a routine. We’ve been enjoying the sunshine in the garden and in the park, visiting family and getting back into the swing of going to playgroups and activities. We’re slowly finding our new normal and I love it.
I think anyone who has young children would be lying if they said there weren’t tough moments, but one smile from my two little girls makes all the work and exhaustion worth it a hundred times over.
Our Me and Mine photos this month are in the garden. It’s looking really lovely, although there is lots of work still to do out there. Lottie and Frankie both seem to love being outside – they take after their mummy there, so long lazy afternoons in the sunshine are the order of the day at the moment, with Frankie napping in her basket or kicking around on her playmat, while Lottie explores, laughs, and generally toddles.
Mr M and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary in May. I can’t believe how quickly those years have gone but being in Italy, slim and toned in a big white dress with nobody to look after except myself feels like a different lifetime at the same time. I wouldn’t change things now for a second, but what a difference four years makes.