Now I love my kids, all 4 of them, love them stacks! But hey, after hanging out with them for nearly every day since December 20th – last year, I am ready for them to head back to school, and you know what I think they were too. We have had a great break, which we all needed.
We camped on a river at Christmas for 5 nights, followed by another 5 nights down the beach. We had a couple of lazy weeks at home before heading back down the beach for another swim in the ocean and before you know it the holidays are at an end. I have had a real break too, no blogging, a little sewing and a bit of work snuck in here and there but thats about it and I feel fully refreshed for the year ahead.
I am busy today filling out our ‘family planner calender’ bought here. With 4 kids, a hubby who travels a bit with work and all our extra curriculum activities we all need to see what is happening each day. Lucky there is enough spots for us all, there isn’t enough room across the top of each month of the calender for more than 6 people so lucky we have stopped at 4 kids!
So hopefully the planner will assist us in keeping a better routine at least Monday to Friday anyhow. I am all for a bit of flexibility here or there depending on how I/we are feeling day to day but at the end of the day, we need some planning to actually achieve things a lot of the time, well I do anyhow.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead after the whirlwind of the past couple of years. We have really settled into our own home now and where we live. Life with 4 kids is busy but in a funny way we are all a lot more settled, Leo has certainly brought us lots of smiles and a whole lot more love again to our lives, mushy mushy but its true.
So this year I plan to
- once and for all ‘blog more’
- sew lots and lots more
- knit a little more
- save more money so we can finish our house and continue to go on lots more holidays and adventures together, oh and buy fabric
- And remain a very calm and collected mother of 4! Yeah right!
- And most importantly, lots more great fun times
There’s a lot more things floating around in my head but that’s a good start since my day minus 3 kids is already nearly over. Would it be so bad to ring and put them in after school care on their first day back for no reason other than I could extend my day of peace and quiet??
Maybe not today, they would not be impressed but it is tempting..
Bye for now