Friday, 3 May 2019

Early May Update

As usual this is a really busy time of year. Seeds to sow, plants to put out and veg to maintain and grow.


I love this time of year, so much to remember to do but it really sets the pace for the rest of the year, hopefully ours will be full of goodies.

The kids have been a great help with all this. Not helping all the time but really entertaining themselves and letting me get on with things.

They play so well together as a three and make sure they're all involved. The whole Easter break they just really got on with it. With mammoth amounts of playing "mums and dads" or their new favourite "play dough bake off". So cute to hear my youngest should "TWO MINUTES LEFT" and the girls rush to try and finish their creation before we judge it.  It's provided us much amusement and so much better than TV watching or Ipads or the like.

They've also spent so much time outside as well. They have a few favourite areas where they like to play, the Wendy house and the swings being the main ones, but it's great for them to have so much space to play, they're very lucky in that way.

They are full of constant surprises as well.

Sowing seeds

I was sowing some squash the other night and my boy came out to give me a hand. I'd put a load of seeds in this little hands and he'd put one in each little pot. Great thought and care was given to each one. Half way through he stopped at one seed he was examining and looked at it even harder, turning it over in his hand. "This one's empty Dad" He said handing it to me. "No good".

Not even sure how he knew it would be no good, and to be honest it didn't look that different to the others, but he was right, the seed was flat and empty.

The same evening I was building our latest project (blog post to follow). The kids were playing or helping around me depending on what they felt like.

I was in the workshop when my eldest came trotting in to see if she could help and ask what I was doing. I explained that I needed to take some screws out and remove a bit from the item outside.

She took the drill and went off. She came back a few minutes later with the bits I wanted. She'd slipped the drill into reverse and taken the screws out without being shown or told. Such a practical girl.

It was around this moment the the boy sat on a patio chair, leaned backward and slipped head first into a huge patch of nettles. He didn't cry but was covered and the whole evening he kept rubbing his arms! I felt so guilty!

That morning we'd also walked to school and my youngest daughter could remember a plant out of the hedge row that was edible - Jack of the hedge. She ended up picking a bunch of it and taking it to show her teacher. I love that my interests rub off on them so much!

Guess what we're building? Although if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you'll know already! 
When I thought about writing this post I didn't want it to come off sounding boastful about the kids. They are little sods at time and I know this, but the blog has always supposed to be a way of remembering little snippets of life and these were a few I just wanted written down, so I'm sorry if this post seems self indulgent.

The night after My boy was sick six times, involving three changes of our sheets, six changes of clothes for him, six changes of clothes for me and about four dirty towels! But never mind!

18 comments:

  1. Your kids sound lovely. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of how they are growing up to have respect for the world in which we live.

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    1. They frequently make me proud and I love the people they are becoming. So full of interest and wonder. I'm a truly lucky man to be their father.

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  2. You need to remember these little golden moments, they grow up so quickly! Be proud, your doing a great job with them.

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    1. It's these little mkpmwnts I'm so worried about forgetting.

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  3. Children's brains are amazing - they absorb everything that is going on around them, even before they can talk.

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    1. They truly are a wonder. Sometimes I'm just completely taken back why what they say or remember.

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  4. Your kids have the greatest gift of all, they are thinkers and doers.

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    1. They really are. They always want to make something or play an elaborate game. I'm glad we had them quite close together like this as it's a joy to watch them play and be with each other.

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  5. Yes, you should be rightly proud; all credit to you. My boys can be a couple of so and so's at times, too, but I love telling friends and family that they have, and responsibly use, their own axes for chopping wood and helping out around the place. That is something which has rubbed off on them from my husband. Good on you, Kev.

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    1. It's lovely isn't it. When they can truly help they know they're being useful and that's something they love as well. I'm sure your boys love doing proper work.

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  6. The best years are now Kev. Wait unti they're teenagers and rebellious and answering you back. Mine have no interest in the garden.

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    1. I had a few bad years as a teen but still helped on the farm the whole time so I'm going to remain optimistic! Fingers crossed. I do love the age they're at now but it's going so fast.

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  7. you aren't being self indulgent. your kids are learning such important things that will help them through their lives. your son noticing the bad seed shows how kids observe things at a young age. you are building a chicken tractor!

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    1. It's not for chickens but you're close!
      It's amazing what they notice that sometimes I miss. I love them for the detail they still see.

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  8. "little sods at times". Living injn the US I'm not exactly sure what that means but as a parent I can sure guess :)
    Was trying to think of a clever reply to the last post but having watched the 80's movie "Mr Mom" all I can think about is coupon poker and "you can't feed a baby chilli!"

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    1. I've not seen that film! The worst was when I talked to my eldest yesterday she couldn't even remember me stressing up and going into school like that. Looks like I'll have to do it again now!
      As for the little sods comment I'm sure you're right with what you think it is! I can't beeline you guys don't use that phrase.

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  9. افضل خدمات التنظيف بالدمام تجدونها مع شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء شركة المثالية للتنظيف المتفوقة والمتقدمة دائما لانجتزتها وخبرتها الكبيرة التي قدمتها لعملائها بالجودة والمواصفات القياسية بالاسعار المناسبة والجودة العالية بخصومات تصل الي 50% مع الضمان للجودة

    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالدمام

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