This week has been a weird one; we started potty training Lucas on Monday and even though it has gone really well and he has done so much better than we expected it has been so intense. We’ve all got a bit fed up of being stuck indoors when we want to be out enjoying summer, Lucas is getting annoyed at us for constantly pestering him and by the end of Wednesday I went to bed exhausted and feeling like I was getting it all wrong. The next day I knew we had to get out the house, we just couldn’t spend another day cooped up with us all on edge. Luckily for us this was a day Lucas had a bit of a breakthrough! We went to my in laws for the day and I packed three spare pairs of trousers and six pairs of underpants all the while feeling fearful of their lovely fluffy beige carpets! Turns out I needn’t of worried as Lucas was accident-free all day and it was quite nice to see him fully dressed for a change!
My in-laws house is the same house that my husband grew up in and they have kept so many items from his childhood. I just love that Lucas can go round there and play with toys that his Daddy had and they always seem to have much more character for being so loved all those years ago. Every now again they pop up into the loft to see what new treasure they can find and as Lucas had been so good we decided to find something for a treat. Daddy went up and investigated (that’s his word, he was up there for nearly and hour playing) and came down with his hands full of his old cars and dinosaurs. Lucas’ little face lit up; I love how something so simple can bring pure joy. He spent ages ‘investigating’ them too and Daddy sat and told him what they all were and showed him how the bonnets flipped up. As we came to leave he packed them up into a bag to bring home and pottered off with it to the car. At home they were the first things in the house and he lay on the floor to line them all up and then drive them round the dinosaurs. It felt like after all the madness of the last few days we all returned to normality for a moment, there was a bit of peace, big smiles and happy playing.