11.4.18

Me and him dates


The transition between being an only child and a big brother was one that went remarkably smoothly. I was warned that him being our sole focus for so long (4 years when Mabli came along) he would struggle with sharing or be resentful but I actually found it to be the complete opposite. Wilf was old enough to understand and feel responsible for his tiny baby sister. Despite there being a few times I felt like I didn't have enough hands or enough time to give them both everything they needed (mum guilt always!) he always took it in his stride and was nothing but happy with his new role.

I've spoken a couple of times about how I try to make solo time for each child now I am a mum of two. Something that's a lot easier with Mabli when Wilf is at school but something that I think it so important to do with Wilf too. We started having 'mummy/wilfie dates' around a year ago and it's become one of my favourite parts of the week. After school on our date day he gets to chose (within reason!) what we get up to and his answer is usually something like going for a hot chocolate at our local supermarkets cafe ha! The best things in life are the little things right?

We're working with Fat Face in this post, one of my favourite brands for so many reasons. Their ethical standards are brilliant and their clothes are so easy to wear and perfect for everyday mum life. I love the colour palettes they chose for their lines and this mac I was gifted from them last year is one the items of clothes I get asked about the most (see more pics here).

It was drizzling a little when we took these photos with my friend Lauren so as you can see Wilf was a big fan of the mac too!


Fat Face also do the most brilliant line of childrenswear (starting from two) and I asked Wilf to pick out the items he wanted to wear for the shoot. I love the ones he's gone for.


The hoody is so soft and comfy and a brilliant fit for him, not too baggy or too tight. I find that Wilf is pretty happy to wear what I chose for him but he is quite particular over comfort so he won't wear a top that he feels is too scratchy for instance (some of my favourite woolly jumpers are now a no-go!). He's worn this top so much since it arrived and it's perfect for this weather we are having at the moment too.


I chose some new dungarees (you might have noticed I have another pair by Fat Face too, they are really the best fit) and paired them with these boots. Wilf chose this 'Creatures of the Deep' T-shirt and they also have some great dino t-shirts too in partnership with the Natural History museum.

We went for cake at the veggie cafe in Clifton called East Village which I'd def recommend (if you are veggie or not) they serve cake slices bigger then your head though so go with an appetite is my only advice.

Thanks so much to Fat Face for working with us again on this post, have you spotted any pieces from the new in range you have your eye on?

In partnership with Fat Face.



15 comments:

Micaela Levachyov said...

It is so lovely that you are dedicated to giving each of your children time with you, I think this will create really special memories.

Nelly Elliott said...

I love the idea of having little date days, I only have one kid but recently went back to work full time so we lost our weekdays together, so I think we might to do more mummy/Zoe days together, as I really miss it.

Also did not know fatface did kidswear! Off to check that out.

Dear Mummy Blog said...

We’ve been swooning over the collaboration FatFace are doing with the Natural History museum too and love your dungarees! My mummy is on the hunt for some new ones! It’s just me and her and daddy so my mummy just needs to squeeze in dates with daddy! ;)

Hayley Warren said...

It sounds like you and Wilf have the greatest relationship! I love his coat.

Angela Ricardo said...

The hoody looks oh so lovely and it sure does seem comfy! I love the vivid color and someday I cant wait to do this styling for my son.

Rhian Westbury said...

Looks like you two have loads of fun together and it's really nice that you spend solo time with him x

Becky Jarratt said...

We had a year when my children were in different schools, and they had different training days. I got to spend time with them individually. My daughter loves FatFace, so that has given me an idea of where to shop next time we have some time on our own!

The London Mum said...

What a brilliant post, and I'm absolutely loving all the items you both picked out. I need to get myself those dungarees for sure!

Kara Guppy said...

I love fatface clothing and I have been stalking their website for some lovely hoodies for Eliza. He looks very pleased with his choice

Emily Leary, A Mummy Too said...

I love the fact that you have special days just with Wilf! He has good taste in clothes, the hoodie and the tee shirt are lovely and your dungarees look fab. Great photos too!

Melanie Williams said...

Aw looks like you both had a lovely time bonding. We love fat face stuff x

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy said...

I think it’s so important to make time for each of your kids so they all know how important they are. I love fat face too. My favourite place to get clothes.

Melanies Fab Finds said...

Having time together like that is great. It's really important for children to send one on one time with parents. Love the t shirt my son would love one of those.

Bethany Sibley said...

Fat face are fantastic, they clothes last for so long and are so durable.
Your photos are so cute aswell.

Yeah Lifestyle said...

I love Fat Face, their designs are so current and so practical to wear too. Love the blue hoddy top your son is wearing. Great photos too.

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