{The Ordinary Moments 14} #9 ‘Meh’




I don’t know if ‘Meh’ is actually a word as classified by the English Dictionary, but that is definitely the kind of week I have had this week.  Not bad, not particularly good.  Just meh.  So so.  Mediocre.

Yesterday I panicked thinking that I hadn’t taken a single photo on my big camera this week, and hardly any on my iPhone either.  This is quite unusual for me as if I haven’t taken many on my DSLR I normally at least I have taken lots on my phone, but it just hasn’t happened this past week.  We went out to the most gorgeous little tea room yesterday and I took my camera, before realising that I had forgotten the memory card.  Total fail.  I was cross with myself, before actually stepping back and thinking that I shouldn’t force these things.

The reality is I haven’t felt like taking photos this week.  It’s been a really hectic one, we are in the midst of having our living room redecorated and as such it’s been a bit stressful with two small people needing entertaining while ceilings are replastered, electricians are rewiring and walls are painted.  Our entire house has been turned upside down and although it will be more than worth it in the end, it’s been a long week.

To top it all it’s been another one full of germs.  Mads has had a poorly week, I have never felt her so hot as she was at the start, and she just hasn’t been herself.  All she wanted to do was snuggle on the sofa and watch TV, but unfortunately because of the decorating that just wasn’t possible.  Mr E came down with it towards the end of the week, and had to have a day off work which rarely happens and as I am typing this I am also feeling pretty out of sorts.   Our TV and broadband also stopped working at the start of the week, which wasn’t ideal when you work from home and have a poorly girl who just wants to relax.

But between the hecticness and the bugs, we have had some nice times.  It hasn’t been tough, just not one of our best weeks.  Just ‘meh’.

The above photo was literally one of the only photos I took this week.  It’s an iPhone jobby again, but I love it all the same.  I find that while obviously I prefer the photos I take with my big camera, you can easily capture much more emotion and rawness using a camera that isn’t quite so in your face.

After bathtime and story time, we cuddle.  That’s just what we do.  All four of us snuggled up in our bed having a cuddle.  LL is getting so much more interactive nowadays and will now cuddle into you and say ‘Ahhh’.  She loves bare skin and will often pull down my top so that she can lay next to the warmth of my skin.  It’s very sweet.

Mads loves to cuddle her sister.  And we love to cuddle them both.

So that’s what we do. And even when you have had a ‘meh’ day, wrapping your arms round these two little ladies before they go off to the land of nod makes everything feel instantly better.



  • What a lovely post. Sorry you have had a hard week, it sounds really stressful. But it’s amazing how much better the world can feel after some cuddles isn’t it. x

  • Aww cuddles fo have the magical power to make things better don’t they? Lovely photo :) sounds like you have had a really hectic week, hope things are better than ‘meh’ next week! :) Xx

  • Carie says:

    Oh i do hope you all feel better soon – no one wants to be feeling grotty without the lounge sofa to veg out on! It’s funny how picture taking comes and goes in waves too – although my iPhone pictures depend largely on whether there’s any space left on the wretched thing – I never thought how much I’d use it as a camera when I first got it!

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      I know, I use mine more as a camera than anything else. Twitter coming in a close second. I rarely actually make calls on the thing! x

  • Anna-Marie says:

    I have not used my big camera in ages! I feel I neglect it so much!! It just so handy having one you can easily pull out of your pocket!

    Lovely photo xx

  • Lauren says:

    Sorry you’ve had such a ‘meh’ week (it definitely should be in the dictionary if it isn’t already).
    I hope everyone is feeling better again soon.
    I really like that photo, LL and Mads look so snuggled up and like they are giggling at each other. Adorable x

  • Sounds like it’s been a stressful week! We ‘re starting the process of redecorating our living room and dining room soon and although I’m looking forward to them being done (finally!) I’m not looking forward to the chaos!
    All that aside it’s such a lovely snuggley photo – love their whispy curls.
    Hope you are all feeling better soon and that the coming week is a better one for you all.

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Thanks Morgana, yes definitely feeling a lot better thank you. And I am jealous of their curls, I spend ages making mine look like that. 😉

  • Jenny says:

    What a gorgeous sweet picture. Cuddles are the best. I am so so sorry to hear how sick Mads has been and that Mr E now has it too. It’s never easy watching our little ones be sick or our partners have man flu that’s hard work too! hahahaha At least you have been getting extra snuggles and loves, those are the best. Can’t beat those iphone moments so handy to capture these sweet moment when we can’t run and get the big camera out. Love your ordinary moments. Off to link up. (did I also see its your bday coming up? any plans?) 😉

  • Ahh lovely photo. Sorry to hear you’ve all been ill, roll on the Spring when all these horrible bugs will go away xx

  • So cute.Sickness seems to take what little energy you have left and stamp on it. Throw redecorating in to the mix and you’re lucky to have come away with a ‘meh’ week rather than a truly awful one. Hope the family is feeling a bit perkier now x

  • Amy says:

    Look at their little noses touching, you are such a close family. Sorry to hear you little one’s been poorly. They get so hot don’t they? They sort of smell ill if you know what I mean?! It’s like our Mum senses kick in, bless her. You will feel amazing when all the decorating has been done! Hope you all feel better. Amy xx

  • Its a nightmare when your house is upside down due to improvements but add poorly people must have been 100 times worse. Hope all is much better now :) x

  • Ritz says:

    I know what you mean by hectic moments, and forgetting the camera. I am so soar from birth , and looking after the toddler and a newborn that even though I want to take beautiful pictures of my kids I just don’t have the energy to do anything. Hope all is better now at your end :) xx

  • Miliwife1 says:

    Cuddles are the best and make even the most horrible weeks feel a little bit better. It’s amazing the restorative power of a good old cuddle isn’t it! This a lovely post and I hope next week is a bit less ‘meh’ for you all…… xx

  • Lisa H says:

    Aww lovely photo! I know the feeling of ‘meh’ well – always here if u need to vent xxx

  • Sounds like a busy week, it’s bad enough redecorating with just yourself nevermind with little ones. Hope Mads is doing better and still a gorgeous photo xx

  • Emily says:

    So sorry to hear about your ‘meh’ week, mine was pretty craptastic too (another favourite none dictionary word). Here’s hoping to a better week next week. Hugs xxx

  • mirari says:

    sorry for this bad week of yours, but it’s magic how our children can change it all :)

  • I totally get what you mean by a ‘meh’ week, we have the here too.

    We’ve also been struck with illness here too as my little man has caught chicken pox, so lots of couch cuddles here.

    Hope you’re all feeling better soon xx

  • But just think of your gorgeous paper! You will never be meh again once your lounge is back together! Love the snuggles xxx

  • Sounds like a really hectic week. Think of the outcome though 😉 Recently had new flooring and it was so stressful but love it now it’s done! Lovely picture, cuddles make everything better xx

  • That’s an absolutely gorgeous photo, and very representative of parenthood – it’s not always fantastic fun and fireworks, it’s not always photo-shoot perfect. But it’s bloomin beautiful all the same.
    Hope you all feel better soon x

  • Cuddles are definitely the best part of the day!

  • Nothing better than a cuddle with the kids, and I agree with you about the iPhone. Some of my best shots have come from there!

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      It’s so natural the photos that you take with the iPhone I think. I love my big camera but I adore the intimacy I get with an iPhone. x

  • Carin says:

    Sorry you’ve had a “meh” week, but cuddles always make things better, and it’s so nice you got to capture one of those precious cuddles. Hope Mads feels better soon, and your living room turns out okay, and you find your way again. Love the picture!

  • Sorry it’s been meh and stressful. I’m sure next week and once it’s all over it will have been worth it! xxx

  • Ahhhhh i love the snuggles before bed that is just such a lovely little moment, must be so special for you all!! Definitely nothing like snuggles to make a ‘meh’ day better!!!
    I hope you have not come down with the sickness, you guys could do with some sick free time! xx

  • Cuddle make everything better, don’t they. I can sympathise with the poorly child point, it’s horrible Hope the germs have gone now xx

  • I only really get cuddles at bed times these days. At school I’m pushed away so I don’t ’embarrass’ them in front of friends. I miss the snuggles! x

  • Sarah says:

    Sorry you’ve all been feeling ill – I hope you’re on the mend now. And that is such a lovely photo – I love your girls’ curls!

  • jenny paulin says:

    Katie I have no idea if Meh is a real word but I used it myself this morning to describe how I was feeling to a friend! It just sums it up very well I think!!
    Cuddles are so lovely and always make you feel less ‘meh’ about things I think. I am sorry you have had a #meh’ time of it , things can only get better:0
    Gorgeous photo – so much love and affection in that image.
    PS My pic is an old one so I completely understand if it does not really fit in with the linky but it was an ordinary moment at the time. xx

  • It might only be one iphone pic but still gorgeous and precious! I love that you mentioned about not pushing and forcing things (in regards to taking pics) that they just happen – sometimes we feel under pressure to produce images/posts etc but when things are relaxed and chilled it all happens so naturally xxx Ax

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Since Christmas I have definitely been trying not to force stuff, if I don’t post for a week because I don’t have photos then so be it! x

  • Katie, your photos are always beautiful and always have meaning behind them no matter what camera you use to take them on. I’m sorry you and your little ladies have been feeling so ‘meh’ lately, hope you’re all feeling better now! xxx

    • Mummy Daddy Me says:

      Ah thanks Vikki, that’s a lovely thing to say. We aren’t 100% yet but are definitely on the mend. Thank you. x

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