Monday, 28 October 2013

Observing My Own Life...Welcome To The Ball Park

Having recently been very ill with Pneumonia, I was forced to become an observer of my own life.
Being a Mom of six kids usually means I am so busy that I miss a lot of the goings-on that I really should witness. There's always so much to do and I must confess that I don't always stop to enjoy the everyday experiences. I'd love to have the pleasure to sit and watch or play more than I do. It's clearly something that I have to work on - this slowing down.
Pneumonia really took care of that. In an unlikely way, it has actually been a bit of a gift this illness. Believe me when I say it was truly horrid to experience it. It's been taking people off the planet since the dawn of time and having felt the weight of such a serious illness now, I can see why. I don't recall any illness making me so sick ever.
I spent 2 weeks barely able to walk. I have downed 4 rounds of antibiotics. Had one of two scheduled chest X-rays, blood tests and the threat of a 5 day stint in hospital failing improvement...

Week three was where my revelation occurred. I was able to relocate to the sofa from my bed. And so began the experience of watching my life: my family of little ones.
I hadn't realised how much ball games were featuring in my home. I am frequently yelling over the noise at one child in particular - Ruben. He is constantly bouncing balls on the floorboards: Boom! Boom! Boom! He's currently a seven year old aspiring basketballer and clearly in the throes of an obsession.
It seems his passion has spread to the others. Even baby is getting into the whole ball excitement thing.

'Keepings off'

Even baby is in on the action

Don't you just adore Celeste's maniacal expression!
All photos taken on my iPhone 4s from the sofa!
What do your kids get up to in your house?
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  1. Sending lots of get better soon vibes your way. My 3yo loves jumping and dancing at the moment, and is begging to start doing ballet like her older cousin. She'll probably start next year!

  2. Sorry to hear you haven't been well sweets, but I love that you got to see more of your kids! My kids are just getting in to balls, and my hubby sets them challenges outside with all sorts of equipment! Get well soon x

  3. Sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well but loved you were able to put a positive spin on in. Sending lots of healing fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way, hope it is not too long before you return to full health

  4. Wow you were so sick, must have been so hard with those little ones needing their mama. Glad to see you are on the mend. My boy just makes a mess everywhere he goes. x

  5. Pneumonia, no way! That's way, way too high a price to pay for a little couch time. I hope you're all better now. x


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