Busy little bees over here. I've been saying to friends I have no idea how i'll cope when it comes to organising school next year - getting up early EVERY day, and organising lunches and co-ordinating timeslots etc. FAIL.
We're already full up to here, and that's just with Auskick, kinder, swimming lessons, birthdays and regular playdates etc...
When did my life get so busy ?
Still, I didn't say we're not having fun - and it's a lot easier to type that seeing I was able to both vacuum and mop yesterday when AB took *both* the kids out for me. The state of the house was getting me down. Dangerbaby is such a grub, and it just seemed to me whenever i'd be making a bed somewhere, someone else would be painting the couch with yoghurt. Or you know, any one of a multitude of sins ( like smashing a new lens, but we won't go into that ).
So yeah, we've been doing stuff, getting involved, not staying at home so much.
Eating the magnificent toasted sandwiches at a local playcentre instead of hosting kids in our houses seems to have become a lifesaver for my local mum's group. We detox our sins ( yelling, smacking, threatening, dying, crying ) while the kids knock themselves out on play equipment.
Everybody goes home happy. Heaven.
I've got a car now too, so winter won't be so drab this year.
I even managed to overcome some of my big phobias this morning - involving large shopping centres ( ugh! ), parking (!) in unfamiliar territory ( !! ), on a Saturday ( !!! ) with small kids.
I usually avoid large centres - waiting until AB has an errand to run, and then going with him instead. And I won't go into the city at all unless someone else is driving.
I can do it, mind you .. but if I can get out of it, I will.
I'm still taking pics, but it's hard to find the time, so i've been pretty quiet on the self-promotion. I've been getting enough work just from the stuff i've already done.
It's hard to ask mum or AB to babysit when they've been working all week, and you know, when they're home, I want to be spending time with them also... but on the other hand, I don't want to knock back opportunities, because taking pics of other people is SO not like taking pics of your own. It's harder, way harder .. but ultimately very satisfying when/if you get it right.
Perhaps next year when the boy is at school and I can get occasional care for just the one ?
In the meantime, i'll continue to be an Auskick mum.
I'm enjoying it more than I ever imagined - I even went to a proper game the other day ( I did take a book, but surprised myself by watching the game ).
Seems footy's actually not too bad.
Who woulda thunk ?
and farque, is it 4pm already ?