The dreaded lurgy

All last week I was flirting with a cold. I think it was Tuesday I started to feel quite bunged up. I took some tablets, sucked on my lemon juice water (via a straw) and just cracked on. By Thursday, Stanley was starting to come down with it. He woke up covered in dried snot. And by Saturday, Rafe had also come down with it.

My flirting with the cold has turned into a full on Man flu situation. With my nose and throat causing drama. Stanley has had some restless nights and unfortunately Rafe is such a light sleeper that if Stanley cries, he wakes the baby.

Needless to say, I’m exhausted. Rafe isn’t doing too badly for a 10 week old baby. His nose isn’t running but I can hear the mucus. And he is still drinking fine despite having a cough aswell.

We had a pyjama day on Saturday and while Stanley napped we finished

watching Stranger Things.

Last year the hubby and I watched the entire series over 2 days. Once we started watching we couldn’t stop. This year it has taken the best part of a week.

In all honesty, I don’t think the second series was as good as the first, it was still very good just not as good. There was a good amount of 80s nostalgia like Season 1. The Ghostbusters reference was on point, especially when Mike and Lucas are arguing over who should be Winston. I most enjoyed the fact that Mikey from the Goonies was cast as Joyces’ boyfriend. Casting the main character from one of the most iconic films from the 80s was a very clever way to throw it back to the 80s with a subtle little nod.

In season one we didn’t really get to see much of Will, eventhough the plot revolved around his disappearance. I was pleasantly surprised to see his acting in this season and he did not disappoint.

I made the mistake of checking IMDB before we started watching and as a result in my head I thought there were 10 episodes. So when all the shit started going down in episode 9, I enjoyed it, but I was still hanging on to the notion that it wasn’t the end. As a result I didn’t fully enjoy the finale. I think I am going to have to watch the final episode again so that I can take it all in and enjoy it like it deserves.

I don’t want to give anything away to those of you who haven’t watched it so I wont go into too much detail. It is definitely worth a watch and I am very much looking forward to see what happens next. It has been renewed for another 2 seasons so not only will we get to see how the story ends, we will also get to watch these bright young stars grow up and develop as actors.

Both times we have watched Stranger Things I have been on maternity leave. As I don’t plan on having any more babies I can guarantee that I will not be maternity leave for season 3. Sad sad times ☹️☹️☹️

#strangersthings #parenting #motherhood #manflu #coldseason #mothering #parenthood

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