The Ordinary Moments

Life at the moment is hectic. We seem to be constantly working on the house in preparation for when the baby is here and summer brings a myriad of school events and friend’s birthdays and parties which makes it feel like we are dashing from one thing to another and never getting to really enjoy the little things.

Once a week after school I take Bean to her swimming lessons. It’s not my favourite part of the day to be honest – we go straight from school and it is getting more difficult navigating the boiling swimming pool with two children and a heavy bump. This week there was a bad accident closing the road to the swimming pool so we had to drive the long way around and by the time we got there we were late and Jelly Baby was asleep.

Normally this would stress me out but I took the chance to appreciate this moment for what it was – I could sit there and watch Bean swim in peace without having to entertain a little one. I took the chance to update my diary with some important dates and actually had 20 minutes to myself for once.

Jelly Baby looked so peaceful sleeping in the pushchair – a double we had to buy as she still likes to do things like fall asleep at inopportune moments and I think I will need it when the baby comes. I know moments like this will come to an end soon enough though – she will be the one in lessons and the new baby will be snoozing in the pram. So I took the chance to enjoy this ordinary moment for what it was, my soon not to be littlest sleeping soundly – an ordinary moment in time whichย she will soon grow out of. So I enjoyed it while I can.

the ordinary moments

I’m linking this post up with Katie at Mummy Daddy Me…




  1. May 25, 2014 / 8:46 am

    Oh how important it is to stop and just appreciate. I’m certain it’s the secret to a happier life! Stopping by from #OrdinaryMoments

  2. May 25, 2014 / 8:54 am

    It’s so tough to get quiet moments of our own so glad you had a small window to have your own time! #ordinarymoments

  3. May 25, 2014 / 10:16 am

    Lovely post – there is something cute about a zonked out little one ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  4. May 25, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    ahhh bless her so cute and bless you you really sound like you have your hands full. I remember all too well that hot swimming pool sides with my huge bump and trying to hold my toddler for swimming lessons jumping on my bump it’s not the easiest. Glad you made the most of a mini moment to yourself. Good luck with the house and baby too! #ordinarymoments

  5. Mummy Hearts You
    May 25, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    So cute! X #ordinarymoments

  6. mummydaddyme
    May 25, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Oh bless her, mine are pretty bad at crashing out in their buggies unfortunately, but they both still nap in the afternoon for a couple of hours so I know I am lucky in that respects! Swimming lessons are a funny old thing aren’t they? We have been doing them at the weekends but there is no space this term so we are going to do them on a Wednesday afternoon. I know it’s going to be a bit stressful with traffic/tiredness/needing dinner but it is good for them at the same time! x

  7. cariemay
    May 25, 2014 / 6:40 pm

    Aww bless – she looks so very peaceful, and I’m glad you had the chance to catch a couple of minutes to yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. May 26, 2014 / 9:45 am

    Aww so beautiful ! mine sometimes sleep in the buggy and i am not ready to let buggy naps go ๐Ÿ™‚ xx
    Stopping by from the ordinary moments xx

  9. May 26, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    Aaahhh so cute. They grow up so quickly so it’s lovely to record these little moments x

  10. May 28, 2014 / 9:30 am

    It is hard to beat the sight of a snoozing little one. Precious shot! #ordinarymoments

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