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Never underestimate

The importance of spending time with your significant other.

This morning we took Ellie to her grandparents and she spent the day with them. By the looks of the photos my mother-in-law sent she had a great time (as we knew she would) however the pang of guilt I feel when I leave her for a few hours kills me. She gets very clingy, refuses to wave goodbye (little madam!) and then keeps putting her arms up to be picked up.

After feeling like terrible parents we ran away and tried to decide on what we were going to do with our “baby free” time. A huge part of me wanted to come home, start cleaning and tidying up ready for Ellie to come home and mess up again. We had a few jobs to do in Town so went straight there to get them done. Mainly bits needed for Ellie’s birthday party on Saturday. (How is my child 1 already?!?!)

As we are both avid Pokemon fans we went for a little walk around the town park to hatch some eggs, catch some more ghost pokemon and try and get some candy to evolve my Flaffy 😛 Whilst walking we decided to look at our local Cineworld and see whether there was anything we wanted to watch. I’ve been quite disappointed with films lately, when I am able to stay awake, so wasn’t really holding out much hope of finding something we both actually wanted to watch.

That was until we came across the new Marvel Thor film, Thor: Ragnarok. We both love Marvel/DC/anything geeky and superheroes are one of our favourites and seeing as we missed out at watching Wonder Woman we treated ourselves to an afternoon sitting on a comfy chair watching Chris Hemsworth play with his hammer. First of all, I stayed awake for the entire film! Okay so we watched it at 12:15 this afternoon but when you are as tired as I am time really doesn’t matter. I found it hilarious in places, moments where you probably shouldn’t laugh but you couldn’t help it. I loved that the villian was Hela, the Goddess of Death & a woman! Marvel villains are rarely women so this was a welcome change however this villain was less Marvel and more Disney Cruella de Vile style villainy, unlike some DC films, Marvel seem to shy away from truly evil villains and opt for the more cartoon-like characters which I suppose given that these films are based on comics then it’s not too far from the original basis. I must add, being a HUGE Disney fan that this type of villain didn’t bother me at all and I enjoyed the simplisticness to it. As much as I love the Superhero films, they do all seem to adhere to the same plot. Good vs Evil, good always wins blah blah blah. It would be nice to see a completely original plotline where you can’t predict that the hero will always win and the villain will be locked away forever.

As a whole I did really enjoy this Marvel Studios film, even with it’s predictability, as I am a fan of this Genre and of Chris Hemsworth 😛 I would recommend seeing it for anyone who has enjoyed the previous Marvel films or anyone who wants to have a bit of a laugh.

It felt strange going out without Ellie and doing something just for us but spending time with Hubby with no worries, not having to share our food and my fitbit actually counting all of my steps for the day was much needed and whatever you would decide to do I would recommend that quality time more than anything ❤


Wife & Mum of 2; Jason born and died 29/03/15 and Ellie born 01/11/16. Hoping to break the silence around baby loss and the journey of parenting a rainbow baby one blog post at a time.

One thought on “Never underestimate

  1. “part of me wanted to come home, start cleaning and tidying up ready for Ellie to come home and mess up again” – lol, spoken like a true mommy!
    I have always had mommy guilt when leaving one of my kids anywhere (even at home with daddy!) but it’s unwarranted – they have a great time and I get baby/kid-free time which is also great. 🙂

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