Last Friday, I knew that my Country Kids post would be a few hours late due to Children In Need. I didn’t however, expect it to be a whole WEEK late.
Once Children in Need ended and we carried all the sleeping kids upstairs, Izzy started being sick. I’d hoped that it was caused by the popcorn, sweeties, dancing and jumping up and down excitedly to all the wonderful entertainment that Children in Need once again bought to our screens.
As my own stomach began to turn while I cleared the vomit up (sorry!), I realised with a heavy heart that this was not the case.
I always teach my children to share and they are particularly generous with bugs and colds, so one by one we were all taken over by this Winter Sickness Flu (all except Caitlyn!).
So all weekend and a few days into the week, we have been confined to the house, too weak to leave our beds or sofa. I couldn’t even find the energy to blog.
We had to let down so many people and missed: Gymnastics, Swimming, Cubs Hockey Match, Collecting money for Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gym, Brownies, birthday parties and a family day out of any kind.
This confinement made me appreciate our usually busy, outdoors lifestyle and also the fact that I choose to record it here on the blog, rather than take it for granted.
Here are a few pictures from a short visit to the park before we became poorly:
They were only taken at our local park and we only popped there for an hour after school, but they remind me how amazing it is to be out in the fresh air, to admire the blue sky, to run around with my girls (Danny was playing with his friends the skate park side), to scooter them round the roundabout until I’m so out of breath and dizzy that I need to sit down again, to try to balance across the rope walk until I collapse with laughter and resort to crawling along again, to climb, hop and jump and swing.
So now we have returned the the land of the living again, but I’m not on the ball yet…I’ve been forgetting spare hats and gloves (it is officially *FREEZING* temperature on times at the moment) and water bottles and all the things that are usually second nature for me to pack…but I’m getting there!
I’m looking forward to reading (and writing) lots of frosty, snowy #CountryKids posts soon! I hope everyone else is staying well and enjoying Winter adventures!