Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Change is good..

Last week Hubby was away in Italy taking his school children on a ski trip. He does this every year and he absolutely loves it. It is essentially a free ski holiday for him as the children are with instructors for most of the day. As I said he loves it and I love that he loves it but truthfully it always really sucks for me. Actually I think this week is always cursed. Everything a that can go wrong does go wrong. Remember my war with the domestic appliances? Well this year the heating wasn't working correctly again (the snow is just too much for it) and Lucas had a tummy bug. This brought with it constant poop (like more than anyone has ever seen in their life ever) and very little sleep. I will say again single parents deserve an award or something. Seriously can someone get on that? It is so so hard when you can't turn to the person laying next to you and say can you help me I'm just so tired. Or bounce off your irrational worries, like shall I call the doctor or am I freaking over nothing?...

Do I want Tim to stop going on his beloved ski trip? No I do not. He loves it, just like Rugby every frigging Saturday, it makes him happy. I have never been away from the boys that long before but I know that if I wanted to he would say yes in a heartbeat. If I want to take an art class. Sure no problem. It's give and take. Plus when he is away I find out what I am made off as a mummy. Halfway through the week while the house is falling down I think this is just too hard for one person to handle. Then suddenly it's the end of the week and there I am holding up that house with my own bare hands! No problem. 

And for once I didn't burn or destroy any food. 

That's progress right there...

Plus it snowed and I'm Snow's no.1 fan...
I totally love this wall clock my mum gave me for the garden.

So we got through the week by playing in that snow as much as possible...
Well they played and I took pictures...
Yay purple Wellies!
I made a snowman, don't get excited it doesn't even reach my knee... 
In my defence It was really really cold!

We made more mess than I thought humanly possible.

I cleared it up...

And we made it again. And by 'we' I mean 'them'!
We played from the minute we woke up (at 6am without fail!) to the minute we fell asleep. Seriously where do they get their energy from?
I cooked!

No really I did!
Actually I really enjoyed it and have resolved to do more despite the cooking genius that is my husband being in charge of the kitchen.

And just in case we hadn't made quite enough mess we did some 'making' with glue and all sorts of stuff...
These served as superhero masks, diving and masquerade masks all in one. Now why hasn't that been invented before?
We made cards for Nana who had the Flu...
We made new friends...
And we made gifts for Daddy. I'm sure he will find many uses for them...
Mostly we waited for Daddy to return...

We literally counted the sleeps until...
One day there he was...
YAAAAAAY!
We had missed him so much!
He also brought gifts...
yum...
And new felt tips for the boys which can I just say, the carpet and soft cushions are particularly grateful for...
Change, even difficult change, wakes you up and gets you moving. It shows you what you are made of.

Change is good...

I feel ready to conquer the world.

Well after I pick up all the frigging Lego again...

8 comments:

  1. I wish I got to take my students on a ski trip to Italy! So glad you and the boys did well whilst he was away! Love the chalkboard in the kitchen - so want one of those!

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    1. I painted it myself, I love it. I'm thinking of painting the bottom part so the boys can draw on it when ever they like!

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  2. Lovely photos. Especially that one of cuddles on Daddy's return home. Kind of brought a tear to my eye.

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  3. Love your snow pics, that clock is GREAT!

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  4. What a lovely set of photos I enjoyed looking through them and very heart-warming :-)

    Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by :-)

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