It was hubby’s birthday yesterday hence my blogging absence.
Without blowing my own trumpet too much I think I am wonder woman (OK maybe that is blowing one’s trumpet) but I managed to successfully juggle children, dogs, work, shopping for hubby’s birthday dinner, feeding the horses (not my own am not that privileged!), supervising daughter’s cake baking and getting everyone to bed virtually on time so that we could have some time as a couple with a candlelit dinner for 2 (albeit in the playroom come dining room). Then tidying up for another house viewing the following evening.
OK I admit there were also a few hiccups: late for work, lost control of dogs and they went into a room at work that they shouldn’t have and disturbed the big boss (then my manager had to drag my dog out of the room on her back with her feet in the air because she had defaulted to the complete submission pose). I then left work a little late and drove my husband’s ageing pick-up a little too aggressively in order to make it to the school bus stop in time. I may have broken the speed limit in our village but I was impressed that I pulled up behind the bus just as it pulled away after having decanted all the pupils onto the pavement.
My daughter is being wonder girl too, successfully navigating her way through school, homework, keeping her room tidy for house viewings, making a birthday card and cake for her dad, practising guitar, practising violin, helping me get baby brother into the car every morning, doing her reading book, working on her butterfly style in her swimming lessons with a very hard taskmaster and being the only girl in football club (well apart from one other girl but apparently she is ‘not really a girl more like a boy’). “she was the one that broke her leg doing the monkey bars Mum”……and she’s only in Year 2 – I am impressed.
Hubby too is impressive, managing a business, putting in hard labour then getting up at the crack of dawn to drive 2 hours to spend all day at college learning the science of trees. In fact the only one who has got it relatively easy at the moment is baby boy, although I’m sure if he could talk more, he would tell me what a busy day he had at nursery while I was at work.
In summary, we all seem to be living our lives in fast forward at the moment and each day can seem like a hurdle to be overcome rather than an experience to relish. Thank god we have got the boat to retreat to, although daughter’s theatre school and a friend’s party mean we can’t go out this weekend….and next weekend I am doing the charity event for the Bhopal Medical Appeal plus daughter has got another friend’s party and…
As my fridge magnet says, ‘Its been lovely but I need to scream now!’…
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