Um well I'm just going to leave this here. Happened on our walk home from school today and I just had to post. Oslo requested I take his photo and BAM! This fierce af pose appeared out of nowhere. Louie pretending like he doesn't know him because a good amount of people were walking past laughing, but Oslo stayed strong. Nothing will break this seasoned model!
He's got a smile like no other, he's jolly and greets everyone with such infectious joy. My very own mini version of Santa, minus the belly which he lost since he started walking, or shall I say running.
This little cheese ball and I had a lovely evening watching Christmas carols in Cannes with some friends. After James and I had a big talk this morning about how we are going to consciously deal with his tantrums and focus more on making him feel special, I thought this mama only time was just the ticket. It was so nice to see him full of joy and totally in his element. After all your incredible support and empathy from my post yesterday, it really helped me to feel less alone in the 3 year old struggle. It seems all 3 year olds are equal parts tough and sweet, and equal parts terrible and lovely. We're all on the same roller-coaster here and hopefully we will going down a fun hill of wonder and magic just in time for Christmas. I'm really hoping I'm not going to be on a loopty loop bit!
Today I wasn't my best self. I felt like I was walking through a fog of emotions and anger. I don't know what was up, but whatever I was feeling got triggered even more by toddler tantrums. Oslo and Louie were playing a game of tantrum tennis all day (I'm coining that term!) and I couldn't handle it. I hate myself when I don't know how to deal with the frustrations that can sometimes come up as a parent. After a little cry and talk with James about how I was feeling, I really physically felt the fog lift. We ended the day walking along the beach to a park and I sat on a bench and reflected on how amazing my life is, and that it's okay to have an off day. I know it doesn't make me a bad mum or wife, it just means I'm sometimes a hormonal woman who needs a minute or even an hour to catch her breath. I often wonder how us women balance it all and don't have break downs on the reg. We are incredible and we really do it all, and that's not taking anything away from our partners, if you do have one. So yeah it's hard sometimes and I know all mamas can feel this way, and I just wanted to say you're not alone I'm right there with you xxx
A whole lot of this is going on as our poor babe has been taken down by chickenpox. Much like @sallyfazeli said in her last post, it may be a very busy time of year with work, Christmas and our move, but when our babies need us we will stop it all to take care of them.... and it's a good excuse to watch Christmas movies. Copy that Sally! ❤️
Winter in the South of France is one of my favourite parts about living here. Snow on the alps, blue skies and hot sunshine on my face. I need to capture this beauty more often, it helps me appreciate my life here that much more. What's your favourite part about Winter where you live?
He may be independent, he may be strong willed, he may want to go to the toilet solo, he may ask me to leave him alone multiple times a day, and he may be what he likes to call a big boy but when he's not feeling well all that fades and he needs me. He asks for me, he wants me close and available for endless cuddles. Now I'm not saying I enjoy it when he's ill or am in complete heaven knowing all he wants is me, definitely not saying that 🙄😏. I will say that when this does happen I do soak up every single second. The to do list can wait, I've got a 3 year old who isn't too cool for me and needs me for a few hours!
Good morning! I haven't posted a photo from my window in a very long time, but this morning as I was walking up the stairs into my dressing room this gorgeous sunrise caught my eye and I had to capture it. In just a few days this stunning seaside view will no longer be what I see from my window. I'm not sad about it, just taking the time now to appreciate how privileged we have been in this home. I wanted to post one last view from my window so it's in my grid and you can enjoy it as well. La vie en rose! 🌅🇨🇵🌹❤️
If only Louie loved cuddles as much as Oslo 🤗❤️ In little less than a week these two will be sharing a room👯♂️ and so many questions are going through my head. Will they sleep? Will they wake each other up? Will it be easy peasy and just work for them? Will they love it and bring them closer? Who knows at this point, but I'm eager to find out. Well only eager if it works out to be a good thing, otherwise I'd rather not know🙈😅