makealongstoryshort I wanted to write a witty caption for this one, but all I can think of is OMGOSH NOOOO STOP GROWING #isthathelicoptergettingsmalleror #boys 9h

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makealongstoryshort Can I just keep my birthday bunting up forever, y/n. #tendayslater #birthdaykitchen 18h

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makealongstoryshort New phone wallpaper. 'Nuff said. 2d

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makealongstoryshort I would just like you to know that if you put Henry in a bottle and labelled it 'essence of Henry', this photo would be on the label. #boys 2d

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makealongstoryshort Another two days of solo parenting! where I bought Mockingjay Pt 1 during the food shop! where I've had to full-body-wrestle screaming Teddy seven times and it's only 3pm! where we got chased out of our favourite park by a freak hailstorm! which had given way to sunshine by the time we got home! On balance, not bad. 2d
  •   kaml1912 We've been in Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds and Halifax today and all seem to be alternating between beautiful sunshine and freak hail and back again @makealongstoryshort 2d
  •   makealongstoryshort @kaml1912 what IS that about?! I couldn't believe it when I saw ice on the ground, having been sunbathing a second before! You sound like you're having a busy day. Hope you're still feeling well. 2d

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makealongstoryshort Never seen blossom like this before! Like triumphant Spring trumpets. #flowers #spring 3d

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makealongstoryshort Be still my heart. THIS CHILD. #toddler #thealmosttwos #bearwatch 4d

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makealongstoryshort He gets a better deal when my running route finishes near the park. 4d

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makealongstoryshort Sometimes your afternoons are so entirely perfect you have to pinch yourself. #webuiltaneeyorehouse #forestspam #greatoutdoors 4d

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makealongstoryshort Daddy's the one that thinks of the fun stuff. #forestspam #greatoutdoors @mrjeffcoat 4d

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makealongstoryshort Fulfilled a life dream for this one today. 'Do you think Winnie der Pooh will come see it and be pleased?' #greatoutdoors #forestspam #VSCOcam 4d

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makealongstoryshort Happy to be thirty. Happy to be blowing out candles with these crazies. Happy to have reached Friday intact. #happythirty 6d

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makealongstoryshort Who's got a fabulous mother? *raises hand* 6d

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makealongstoryshort Pretty sure these tulips have it in them to get even bigger before they die off. GO GO GOOOO. #flowers 7d

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makealongstoryshort Just to let you know. I took this photo of my shiny new mixer and son who wanted to sit next to it to read. Just after, he let the sink in the downstairs loo overflow for five solid minutes, and ruined the carpet.
Instagram isn't the whole picture, loves. Don't forget it. #VSCOcam #arrrrgh #motherhood
1w

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makealongstoryshort I so rarely get proper one-on-one time with this boy that I'm trying to do better with what we do have. A slow second breakfast and a pile of reading books is making us both happy this morning. #toddler 1w
  •   usingspoons Oh! He's losing some of that round-faced babyness and becoming a proper little boy! Exciting and sad at the same time. My little girl is just at the very start of that process (10 months) 1w
  •   makealongstoryshort @usingspoons I know! And it's so lovely watching them develop their personalities...but on the other hand their growing independence does tend to make things harder :-) 1w

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makealongstoryshort Oh, this is going to be fun. #toddler 1w

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makealongstoryshort I'm a bit late this year, but: every year for Mother's Day I write a letter to my boys, and we take a photo. I have this vague idea of putting them all together in a book for when they're eighteen. But I think this one sounds a bit...complainy? So maybe I'll leave it out On the blog! #makealongstoryshortblog #mothersday #motherhood 1w
  •   tamingtwins I am late but.... You're back!! Hurrah! 1w
  •   heatherteuscher Loved it! It is so sweet and so real! My mom said she stopped writing in her journal when I was about three bc she was worried it sounded too negative, now we both wish she hadn't bc it is probably so similar to what I feel most days now. They will love having this and as always I love your way with words. Happy late Mother's Day (or early from my point of view ) 1w
  •   makealongstoryshort @tamingtwins yay, and I'm so happy about it! Thought I was going mad not writing things down. X 1w
  •   makealongstoryshort @heatherteuscher oh, thank you! I hope they'll like reading them over in future. And you're right, I would LOVE a day-to-day breakdown of my mum's life with kids. If only blogs existed then, eh? Hope you are all well x 1w

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makealongstoryshort Not a great picture, but: this little scenario just made me want to cry a bit with happiness. And if you're going to record anything on Terrible Tuesdays, it should be that. #books #readthis 1w

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makealongstoryshort #Sherlock art: one of the best things #happythirty brought me yesterday! Now to put it somewhere I can see it every ten minutes... 1w

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