Oh man, can I get one up top for April?!!! How many public holidays did you have? It’s like I barely even had to work. Righteous. I’ve absolutely loved this month. It’s felt like an extended holiday having so many days off to spend with those I love. I don’t even know where to start for the April Love List. I just had so much love for everything!
Wearing: Cotton On Kids
We let my son choose his own clothes to an extent, but lately it’s all been about the accessories for him. He’s particularly got a love for cute necklaces and bracelets and he will frequently layer four teething necklaces on top of each other and stack on about five of those rubber charity bracelets. This is actually quite understated by his standards.
Surviving: Sleep Deprivation
This one was hard to be grateful for but I am still grateful. I’m grateful I live in a country where my son could have such a test to help figure out what’s happening with his little brain. I’m also grateful that after months of lead up, Bear got through the sleep deprivation like an absolute champ. The liberal application of ice cream, Happy Meals and Disney movies probably helped significantly. His sleep patterns went back to normal after about a week. No word on when his parents will start sleeping again.
Making: Easter Crafts
We were all about the crafts this Easter! In addition to some salt dough ornaments to decorate our Easter twig, we made an edible Easter terrarium and some super cute shaving cream painted gift tags to go with them. Pinterest mum, here I come!
Pondering: Party Bags
Seriously people, let’s make adult party bags a thing! I wanna go home from a BBQ with a brownie or one of those tiny airplane bottles that make me feel like a giant. I promise to give you something cool if you come to my house too.
This is Bear’s first real Easter. I mean he’s been here for the last two, but the whole concept was just beyond him until this one. It’s been such a beautiful thing to watch just how into it he’s gotten. He loved hunting for eggs with his cousins and he was so excited to leave an apple and his basket out for the Easter Bilby. Watching his face Easter morning when he realised the apple had been replaced by a basket of things was just truly magical. I think I almost believe in the Easter Bilby again myself!
Teaching ANZAC Day
ANZAC Day is one of the most important days on the calendar to me. It’s a deeply rooted part of the Australian psyche to honour those who are lost, so it’s definitely something I want Bear to grow up knowing about. I’ve been reading him ANZAC picture books to begin his learning, and I can’t wait until he’s old enough to attend his first Dawn Service.
Reading: The Good Girl Stripped Bare
This book. This book right here. I love books, and I’ve read a lot of feminist tomes for both uni and fun, but I’ve never before read one that had me nodding and thinking yes yes yes on every page. The Good Girl Stripped Bare resonated with me on every level. Tracy Spicer’s brutally honest memoir and discussion of modern womanhood is an absolute must read for every man, woman and child. This is a book we should be loaning each other, passing around and just generally making everybody sees. Please please go buy it so we can talk about it for hours and hours.
Drinking: Easter Bunny Shakes
If there’s anything better than a chocolate Easter rabbit, it’s drinking a milkshake out of one. Our local Coffee Club had these going way after Easter which meant we could extend the choco-fest for about a week afterwards. Bliss.
What did you get up to this month? Tell me what’s making your April Love List in the comments 🙂