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{The Ordinary Moments 14} #9 'Meh'

on Sunday, 02 March 2014.

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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.

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Comments (65)

  • Kiran at Mummy Says

    Kiran at Mummy Says

    02 March 2014 at 06:46 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:52 |
      Definitely, thanks Kiran. x
  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    02 March 2014 at 07:07 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:52 |
      Thanks Caroline. x
  • Carie

    Carie

    02 March 2014 at 07:09 |
    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

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:52 |
      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

    Anna-Marie

    02 March 2014 at 07:49 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:52 |
      It is so handy isn't it? I must admit I use my iPhone so much more at the moment too. x
  • Lauren

    Lauren

    02 March 2014 at 08:31 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:51 |
      Thanks Lauren, I love the photo. x
  • Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    Morgana @ butwhymummywhy

    02 March 2014 at 08:39 |
    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

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:51 |
      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

    Jenny

    02 March 2014 at 08:48 |
    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?) ;)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      Thanks for your lovely comment Jenny. x
  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    02 March 2014 at 08:53 |
    Ahh lovely photo. Sorry to hear you've all been ill, roll on the Spring when all these horrible bugs will go away xx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      I am counting down the days till Spring thats for sure! x
  • 3yearsandhome

    3yearsandhome

    02 March 2014 at 09:01 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      Thanks lovely. x
  • Amy

    Amy

    02 March 2014 at 09:17 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      Thanks Amy, I do love that photo. x
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      Thanks Amy, I do love that photo. x
  • Lucinda Turner

    Lucinda Turner

    02 March 2014 at 09:37 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:50 |
      Thanks Lucinda, we are getting there slowly but surely. x
  • Ritz

    Ritz

    02 March 2014 at 11:18 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:49 |
      Thanks Ritz we are nearly better now, just not 100% x
  • Miliwife1

    Miliwife1

    02 March 2014 at 11:55 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:49 |
      Cuddle's definitely have healing powers I think, especially when they come from little people. x
  • Lisa H

    Lisa H

    02 March 2014 at 12:00 |
    Aww lovely photo! I know the feeling of 'meh' well - always here if u need to vent xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:48 |
      Thanks lovely, I may hold you to that one day. x
  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    Hayley @hayleyfromhome

    02 March 2014 at 12:31 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:48 |
      Thanks Hayley. x
  • Emily

    Emily

    02 March 2014 at 13:50 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:48 |
      Hope yours has been better this week Emily. x
  • mirari

    mirari

    02 March 2014 at 15:52 |
    sorry for this bad week of yours, but it's magic how our children can change it all :)
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:47 |
      Definitely mirari. x
  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    Not A Frumpy Mum

    02 March 2014 at 16:26 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:47 |
      Hope you are all feeling better there now too. x
  • capture by Lucy

    capture by Lucy

    02 March 2014 at 17:38 |
    But just think of your gorgeous paper! You will never be meh again once your lounge is back together! Love the snuggles xxx
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:47 |
      Yes my paper is definitely worth it. ;)
  • tea cake and my boy

    tea cake and my boy

    02 March 2014 at 19:53 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:47 |
      Yes once it's all done you wonder what you were worried about! x
  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    02 March 2014 at 20:37 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:47 |
      Definitely, I couldn't agree more with how you have put this Eline. x
  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    02 March 2014 at 22:25 |
    Cuddles are definitely the best part of the day!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:46 |
      Most definitely! x
  • Actually Mummy...

    Actually Mummy...

    02 March 2014 at 22:29 |
    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

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:46 |
      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

    Carin

    02 March 2014 at 23:32 |
    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!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:46 |
      Cuddles definitely do make things better, thanks Carin. x
  • PottyMouthedMummy

    PottyMouthedMummy

    03 March 2014 at 01:10 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:45 |
      It definitely has been a lot better this week, thank you! x
  • seychellesmama

    seychellesmama

    03 March 2014 at 04:16 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:45 |
      Definitely, snuggles do make everything seem a million times better. x
  • YouBabyMeMummy

    YouBabyMeMummy

    03 March 2014 at 09:31 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:45 |
      It's not nice at all, thank you, we aren't 100% yet but are definitely on the mend. x
  • Emma TheMiniMesAndMe

    Emma TheMiniMesAndMe

    03 March 2014 at 10:01 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:44 |
      Oh no I know I will hate it when that day happens! x
  • Sarah

    Sarah

    04 March 2014 at 20:30 |
    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!
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:44 |
      Thanks Sarah, yes I am very jealous of their curls! x
  • jenny paulin

    jenny paulin

    05 March 2014 at 14:14 |
    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
    • Mummy Daddy Me

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:44 |
      Thank you Jenny, and I definitely think Meh should be a word. x
  • Little Miss Alba

    Little Miss Alba

    05 March 2014 at 16:13 |
    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

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:44 |
      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
  • Vikki Holness

    Vikki Holness

    07 March 2014 at 23:12 |
    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

      Mummy Daddy Me

      10 March 2014 at 19:43 |
      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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