I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas can be a wonderful time of year but it’s not all like the movies is it? My three have had at least three tantrums each already, I’ve had a very cross/rude neighbour ‘pop over’ and shout at me in front of the boys (Freddie was very distressed. Merry Christmas neighbour 🙂), we haven’t prepped everything for Christmas dinner and we haven’t even got to Christmas morning yet 😬. I have had a glass of bubbles though so happy days.
If the holiday season gets stressful, your child doesn’t cope well or you are missing a loved one, sometimes it isn’t always so merry. If this is the case, I hope you are able surround yourself with kind and understanding friends and family. Try to take a few moments throughout the day to shut your eyes and breath a little (I find a locked bathroom often does the trick), be present in the moments which are special and happy so you can focus on them when things get tricky. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself or your children to ‘perform’, go easy on yourselves.
I just wanted to share a couple of pics of Freddie on his new bike. He isn’t able to ride a regular bike so we needed a specialist bike to enable him to have the freedom every child craves and the ability to join in family outings with Bella and Jago. It’s been about six months in the making from researching, fitting appointment, finding a funder to help us achieve what we so desperately wanted for our boy.
Theraplay Bikes http://www.theraplay.co.uk have been absolutely fantastic and produced a made to measure bike just for Freddie. He even picked the colour himself. At well over £1,500 we are ever grateful to the Snowball Charity for funding this amazing piece of (freedom) equipment for Freddie.