Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Father's Day 2019

Hello everyone! I am so sorry about the lack of posts but I've been dealing with sick little kiddywinks the past few days and have fallen behind on quite a few things. I am aware I owe you a post for Friday as well as this one that was supposed to come out yesterday. I promise I'll get it done but for now, Father's Day!

As I said above, we've had some unwell children these past few days but thankfully, we managed to get a break from it on Sunday. Vala had been poorly with a temperature and no energy on Tuesday and Flynn has come down with something similar from yesterday but Sunday we got a day where everyone was healthy. We started the day off with breakfast in bed for daddy as well as presents. I made him a huge breakfast with the help of Vala. We made him bacon, eggs, beans, toast, a cuppa tea and Vala's addition of buttermilk pancakes. From the kids he got a giant 850g bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate and a framed drawing off a daddy fox holding hands with two little foxes saying "Our fingers may be small but we can still wrap daddy around them." He also got a present from his mum (not traditional, I know) which included a lot more chocolate, some deodorant and a new polo shirt. He wore that out to our family activity which was bowling!

We'd never taken the kids bowling before and they both had so much fun. Flynn was a little apprehensive at first and wasn't too keen on rolling the ball down the ramp but after a few times of watching daddy push it, he started joining in. He even managed to get a spare! Given the fact his was just pushing the ball down a ramp into the lane, he ended up with quite a good score. Even Vala did really well for her first ever go. She even got a strike! She and I were the only two that got strikes and spares, whereas Jordan and Flynn got only spares. Still, everyone played quite well. Vala absolutely loved it and was a little too eager and impatient. She wanted to take every turn. At the end, we told Vala she'd won to avoid her stropping but in reality the final scores went: Daddy - 96, Mummy - 93, Flynn - 93 and Vala - 88. Yes, somehow, Flynn managed to score exactly the same as me. we drew for second place. Both he and Vala were doing so well that Jordan thought he was actually going to lose to his kids and his competitiveness started to come out. He got serious towards the end and pulled ahead on about his eighth turn. We may have told Vala she won but Jordan came out all smug knowing he was the true champ. Everyone was happy though so that's what mattered. After bowling, we enjoyed a bit of air hockey and a few arcade games as we had plenty of time to kill between our game ending and our dinner table being ready.

I felt really disappointed with my restaurant choice as it's not a particularly special place and honestly, it's a place we eat at as a family quite a lot; Frankie and Benny's. We weren't eating at the same venue we usually go to but it was still the same food and same looking venue. The only reason I booked us a table there is because of the location of the bowling lanes. It's quite a way out from us and alongside it is 4 places to eat: Frankie and Benny's, Chiquito's, Five Guys and Nandos. I had to choose somewhere that the kids would eat the food which literally only left the option of Frankie and Benny's. Vala is so fussy and won't eat burgers (no Five Guys), chicken (bye Nando's) or Mexican (adios Chiquito's). Jordan didn't mind having dinner at another Frankie and Benny's though, he was just happy we were all there as a family. I was glad he was happy but I honestly wasn't enjoying the restaurant. It was so much busier than our local place which meant we were waiting over an hour for dinner to arrive. Vala got impatient and started complaining and poor Flynn was falling asleep at the table. By the time our food did arrive, our poor bubba was too tired to eat it and nearly fell asleep in it at one point. We had to skip dessert which Vala was sad about but it wasn't fair on Flynn to stay any longer. It would've taken too long to order the dessert and for it to come out etc so we knew it was time to call it a night. We got home, put the kids to bed and then Jordan and I snuggled up on the sofa to watch a movie. That's when something scary happened...

...I had a brush with death. For you see, whilst we were watching the movie, I choked on nothing. I wasn't eating, I wasn't drinking, I wasn't chewing or even talking but suddenly, I felt like something had just dropped down the wrong pipe, coughed violently and then my windpipe closed. I couldn't breathe for about 30 seconds. Jordan was terrified and seconds away from calling 999 but I stayed as calm as I could despite starving my body oxygen. I knew there was nothing blocking my airways and that if I relaxed as best as I could, my windpipe would open up again. Thankfully, by writing out the is post, you know that it did open back up and that I'm still alive. Apparently my face started to go purple and I had tears streaming down my cheeks but once my windpipe opened up again, I brushed the whole incident off with a series of jokes. Jordan didn't find them at all funny but for me, I felt all I could do was laugh rather than be scared. I came to the conclusion that a tiny bit of saliva but have just dropped down my throat as I was inhale and that's what went down my windpipe, causing me to cough violently. Only I could choke on absolutely nothing haha. One upside from the ordeal is it got Jordan and I talking about the wedding again. I know it still won't happen any time soon but at least it got us talking about it. Silver linings, I guess.

So yeah, that was Father's Day in our household. Got a break from sick kids, had a relaxing morning, a fun afternoon, an ok dinner and a scary brush with death to end the evening with. The day had everything! Can't say I don't provide a rollercoaster good time haha. Watching me choking aside, Jordan had a really great day and that's all that mattered. I'm really happy he got to have such a wonderful Father's Day.

Until next time,
Alli xo
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