Reflections on Sunday

  • This has been a very long weekend. While it was a very lovely one, I’m really tired. Entertaining my little boy is almost a full-time job. And while I know it’s good for him to learn to play alone, he has a very short attention span. And a sixth sense when it comes to knowing when I plan to do some cooking or work in the house.


  • Luckily, my sister has the same ‘problem’. Her son is only two months older than mine, and she called me Wednesday if it was OK to come over for the afternoon (it’s a 90 minutes drive, so she was absolutely nuts but it as well worth it). The boys had loads of fun, and we had good talks.
  • There were loads of shopping trips. When it comes to food, I was doing OK, but in the toy store I took a splurge. I needed a sandpit and I came home with two games, a plastic soccer ball and a magic tablecloth like thing where he can write on with a water-filled pen. The water evaporates and after a few minutes he can start right over. (I didn’t forget the sandpit though). Oh well. At least all of it stimulates creative play.


  • Little Boy also got a late Easter present from his godfather. A nice hammer toy (the kid loves to bang on things) and a long sleeved washable eat-and-paint apron. I think that last one will become a very cherished item here at home!



  • While my extra-long weekend was mostly about little boy (aren’t all days like that in a way, the moment one becomes a parent?), I did manage to squeeze in some reading. I’m enjoying a Man betrayed, the second one in the Book of Words series by J.V. Jones. I love reading fantasy and completely getting settled in a new world. I try to read a novel for every fantasy book, but when it comes to relaxing completely, I’ll choose the latter.


  • I enjoy blogging a lot. Reading blogs, commenting, discovering interesting topics. I just have to make sure it doesn’t become a chore. It’s in my nature to go wild on new things and then don’t keep up with it. As this isn’t my first blog at all, I’m aware of this. No pressure anymore. If I can’t find inspiration or don’t feel like blogging for nine days in a row, that’s fine. (Now please, dear me, take note!)


  • I particularly like Heathers’ blog hop every Thursday. It’s a very young tradition but I’m so grateful she started it. I have a lot of fun with it, visiting all those blogs, and discovering kind commenters. The concept is as simple as genius: sharing pictures taken in or kitchen during the week. A lot of food, of course , but also snippets of life. I love it. You will too.



  • And thinking there must be a huge fire going on, only to discover it’s the reflection of a gorgeous sunset in the window of a neighbor, makes me realize how much I love this place. It’s not perfect. Not at all. But I love it and sometimes a little love is all you need to make it perfect.

Author: Elvira

Woman, wife, mother. Trying to slow down and take the time to listen.

One thought on “Reflections on Sunday”

  1. Having cousins come over to play is one of the best ways to not only keep the kids entertained, but to wear them out. 🙂 I imagine Little Boy will get better at entertaining himself soon enough, giving you enough time and space to catch your breath and maybe take care of some things around the house.

    Thanks for posting links to those blogs — I always enjoy having new ones to check out.

    And this: It’s not perfect. Not at all. But I love it and sometimes a little love is all you need to make it perfect. is the best thing I’ve read all day. 🙂

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