Skater Mum

I am in the business of pleasing people. I take a lot fro. helping a lot and I find it difficult to say ‘no’. This goes to the extent where I am rushing around like a blue-arsed fly to make sure I can help out as much as possible. As a result, I am more stressed than ever before. But this isnt slowing me down.

But now my hubby is struggling with his earnings and it looks like I may have to make a few changes to my own work/life situation to balance out financial pressures. Sometimes I feel like losing the oars and just seeing where I’m drifting.

While this all sorts itself out, I like to have a bit of fun and pretend to be someone I am not, for example a ‘cool’ mother.

My daughter wants to learn how to ride a skateboard and was excited to try it out on our living room floor earlier. I thought ‘how hard can it be’ and just jumped on, then did the most spectacular back-flip (to be kind my daughter said I looked like a ballerina) and landed with my arse on the floor and my foot in the door (and pounding).

As a kid I never went near a skateboard so why I thought I would be a natural I have no idea.

I sense a midlife crisis coming on….

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Timeless commodity

Once again I am in the position where i am deliberating over whether to apply for full-time, hike to work, pay for childcare, dogcare, housecare and everything else care because you just arent around. After all that is paid for, how much are you left with? Was it worth it?

Personally I would rather go without and just stick to enough money to pay for food, shelter and the odd treat throughout the year. Really, anything else is just crap.

Dont get me wrong, I’d love a horse and a bit of land…maybe learn how to ski but that will never happen as what little time I am left with, after working all hours, I will want to spend with family.

Time is our most precious commodity, the trick is how to ‘spend’ it wisely.

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