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a new normal

Well it seems the kids and I are finally over the flu. Thanks goodness!! This has literally been the worst one we’ve had. Though unfortunately now poor Chris is sick… but at least we took turns being sick, so now i can look after him as he did for me :)

Anyway… it was so nice to get back to normal today. Back to our usual activities and excursions – the kids have been so cooped up for the last two weeks, it was so nice to see them running around having fun at the local petting farm.

And as i was standing watching them, hugging goat kids and generally being cute – i started thinking how nice it was everything was back to normal – and it struck me that now we have a new normal. That’s different to our life and routine before. And i really like it. I love that this is normal.

I’ve been making a really big effort to do lots of fun activities and excursions with them in the last few months- before this time ends, and they start going to school, and their little lives get busy. Sometimes I feel well and truly exhausted after a day at the zoo or chasing after them at a new park… and then working that night… but it’s so worth it. I feel like we’re building such important memories right now. What a special time.

And honestly, I’m so happy we are able to give our kids the same childhood we had. Outside literally all the time, running around, exploring nature, near family. I love that they finish each day incredibly dirty and in desperate need of a bath. We’re surrounded by so many places to explore and things to do. It’s good. It’s just so good. I’m really grateful for this good life.

And a new normal.

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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11 years ago

My kids LOVE that cuddly animal farm! They could spend the entire day there (and have). Only place I know of where you can watch your toddler hand feed an albino peacock!
Its always nice seeking out some oranges or local farm produce on the way back home too.

Glad to hear everyone is doing well :)

11 years ago

Yes! You are living in such a great area to raise children. :) Love this post. Busy mama!


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