A Wobbly Tooth, Hidden Hearts and a Big Move…#LittleLoves

Jess McGlynnSeptember 25, 2015

Another week under our belts and here’s something to cheer you up this Friday: it’s only 4 weeks until half term!  The novelty of being at school has certainly begun to wear off for Eli and we’ve had a few tears shed over it not being the weekend but yet another day at school.  I might start a ‘Countdown to Half Term’ chart with him next week; anything to help the mornings run a little smoother!


I stumbled across this blog post from Make A Long Story Short and it really resonated with me.  I’ve had numerous conversations with friends in the playground since the school term started about what has taken over our children; more recently after Meg’s teacher pulled me aside one afternoon and said how well she thought Meg had settled in and how mature she was etc, approximately 5 minutes before she had a major meltdown in the car over Eli looking at her funny *sigh*  But I love the blog post and it is so true that we are the place our children feel safest and we should feel honoured, even if it sometimes make us want to rock slowly in a corner!! 


I saw this mash up video on Facebook earlier in the week; usually I give these a miss as it often feels like a repetition of stuff we’ve seen before especially when it comes to Uptown Funk but I was intrigued by the concept of some of the most famous dance scenes from films being included so I gave it a whirl…let me know what you think.


I picked up some really cute pieces for the kids this week in the F&F sale.  Sometimes I wish I was a little bit smaller so I could squeeze into some of the girl’s stuff I buy for Meg; and how awesome are the superhero trousers?  I had to prise these away from Eli so I could wash them after he’d worn them 4 days in a row.


The constant background sound of Meg flicking her first wobbly tooth.  This is BIG news in our house as she is the last person in her class to have a wobbly tooth and her best friend lost a tooth this week so Meg has been feeling a little bit hard done to.  I have been fielding questions about when it will be her turn to have a loose tooth for weeks so to hear her excited squeals when she realised she finally had one was a sweet relief.


One of my greatest memories from being at school are the days when my mum wasn’t at work and we’d come home to the smell of freshly baked cakes. They were my favourite days and I wanted to give Meg and Eli the same memories so I tried my hand at making some hidden heart cupcakes this week.  Unfortunately they didn’t quite work as the hearts rose too much and ended up sticking out of the top of the cakes and I had to cover them up with chocolate but they tasted pretty good.  Nobody seemed to notice the random chocolate blob in the centre either!

And Lastly…

Some more big family news this week is that we are going to be moving house.  Despite thinking that we were going to be able to rent this house long term, the owners have decided to sell so we are having to move.  Houses don’t come up for rent very often in the village so it’s a relief that we have found not only one which is big enough but also better.  Hopefully this one is for keeps, at least until we are ready to buy our own.



  • Caroline

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Yay for wobbly teeth. Thomas was so late getting any teeth at all that I know when the time comes he will almost certainly be the last one to lose a tooth, so I can imagine it being a big milestone! I love those superhero trousers too. Glad you've found a good house and hope all goes smoothly with the move

  • Louise Fairweather

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Big man's wobbly teeth last for weeks! Hope the move goes well x

  • Not A Frumpy Mum

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Exciting news about the house, I hop the move goes smoothly for you. What a lovely idea with the cakes, I wouldn't mind a chocolate bit in the middle either.
    Loved watching the Uptown Funk video, I always wonder who puts those things together, it must take hours and hours (if not days and weeks) xx

  • Suzanne Whitton

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    A lovely little post Jess. And excitement all round – a wobbly tooth AND a new house! X

  • claire

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Those cakes look delicious. Great news that the new house will be better than your current one. It will make the stress of moving more managable.

  • Kerry

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Good luck with the house move, exciting times. Charlie has had a wobbly front tooth for about 3 weeks now, she looks a little like Nanny Mcphee with it sticking out. I will be as relieved as you when it finally pops out!! xxx #LittleLoves

  • But why mummy why?

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    Exciting news about the move, and what good timing with another house coming up!
    I really must do more baking for the girls, like you those memories of coming home to freshly baked goodies are such lovely ones.
    Have a great weekend (and fingers crossed it involves a visit from the tooth fairy!) xx

  • Louisa

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    I'm glad you've found a new house that you love. I hope the move goes smoothly.
    Wobbly teeth are so exciting, especially your first. She will probably explode when the tooth fairy visits 🙂

  • Louisa

    September 28, 2015 at 09:47

    It's great that you have found a better house in a place you want to live. I hope the move goes smoothly.
    Yay for wobbly teeth! How exciting will the first visit from the tooth fairy be? She must be so pleased! xx

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