Birthdays, Illnesses and Weirdness

We’ve had a really full on week with 3 family birthdays in a row, lots of long work days and kiddie illness that’s lasted most of the week. Z has had some viral thing that’s lasted on and off for days and days and its been exhausting for the poor boy. He’s asked to go to school but was told to stay off for some good rest so the usual juggling turned into a bit of a crazy week. Thankfully he’s now mostly ok and will be back to school on Monday but we are having the slowest weekend ever and the rubbish weather is making sure that we take it easy. Viruses in kids can be so frustrating. There’s not anything you can do for them except let them take their course but it means missing school if they’re too poorly and then feeling guilty because you can’t make them better faster and they are building up days off. I stupidly even sent him in one day with some calpol and I’m pretty sure I made him worse by trying to be “good”. So of course I just felt very guilty that evening when he was knocked out on the sofa from being so ill and tired. Its a massive relief he’s almost back to normal though and I’m hoping the better weather means better health all round from now on.

The birthdays at the start of the week were good though, as its meant a fair bit of cake for us all. I forget each year that we have so many in a row and we always look surprised that they’re all in one week. Z took this at one of the birthdays this week and there is a more serious and composed version of this photo that I was going to use but it just wouldn’t upload for some reason so then I went for this. His expression when taking it was funnier than my face is here. He has taken to rolling his eyes at his mum and dad when needed and will look all serious and condescending, like he’s hit the teen years already, which makes us both pull faces (or shout “bum!” at him even more). I think he secretly fears we might do this in public to him but he does sometimes forget to be cool and will giggle at us. I believe we are turning into *those* parents.



  1. Fiona Cambouropoulos March 19, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I’m afraid it is in the job description, you have to be “those parents” in your kids eyes! sorry to hear you have been hit by illness but I’m glad it didn’t affect the birthday fun

  2. Debbie March 19, 2017 / 6:10 am

    Hi Tas, netter weather can’t be too far off for you and with that hopefully less illness. The worst part of winter must be the bugs that go round… Three birthdays in one week, I bet you are exhausted! I have three in six weeks and my head spins!

    I bet Z would secretly much rather have ‘those’ parents than boring ones and his photography is coming along nicely.

    Debbie recently posted…Daisies, Daisies…My Profile

  3. Sarah MumofThree World March 19, 2017 / 6:33 am

    Poor Z! It’s miserable when viruses hang around for so long. I’m glad he’s starting to feel better now.
    Love this photo and love the fact that you are already being embarrassing parents even more!
    Sarah MumofThree World recently posted…Silent Sunday 19.3.17My Profile

  4. jenny paulin March 19, 2017 / 8:18 am

    we have had illnesses in our house this week too. I hope Z is much better now. I am loving all the cakes due to birthdays – yum! loving the photo – so natural and I also love that you are ready being embarrassing parents lol x
    jenny paulin recently posted…Project 365, 2016. Week 11My Profile

  5. darren coleshill March 19, 2017 / 8:40 am

    That sounds like a busy week with all the birthdays, I hope everyone is feeling better now

    Thank you for linking up

  6. Elaine Livingstone March 19, 2017 / 9:16 am

    Illness and birthday are not a good combination. Hope they were good ones regardless.
    he he he at turning into “those parents”.
    Elaine Livingstone recently posted…Project 365 week 11.My Profile

  7. Anne March 19, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Great photo! I hope Z is feeling better now. I feel sorry for him having such embarrassing parents hehehe.
    Anne recently posted…My Sunday Photo – 19th MarchMy Profile

  8. The Reading Residence March 19, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    Ha ha, we all turn into ‘those’ parents at some point to our kids! My girl’s been off school for over a week with a viral infection, and it is hard as you just have to wait it out. Glad Z’s on the up, my daughter is at last now, too x
    The Reading Residence recently posted…Word of the Week 17/3/17My Profile

  9. Jo March 19, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon. Happy birthday everyone xxx

  10. Emma T March 19, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Lol. I’m sure I’ll be one of THOSE parents too.

    Illness has been ridiculous this year compared to last – when you expect them to all get ill in reception. Last year N had 0,5 days off, this year he’s had 4 already!
    Emma T recently posted…How long does it take to learn to swimMy Profile

  11. Emma Raphael March 20, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    That is such a great photo. Hope all the germs are gone in the house, there are so many bugs doing the rounds right now! #sundayphoto
    Emma Raphael recently posted…Sunday Photo – Beach LightMy Profile

  12. Susan Mann March 25, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Hope you are all better soon lovely. Such a tough time of the year with so many bugs. Come on sunshine. Hope the birthdays went well. Lots of love xx

  13. Erica Price March 25, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Love that Z’s already the sensible one in the family. Poor Z he has been under the weather lately.
    Erica Price recently posted…2017: Week 11My Profile

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge