Time for a chat. Have you made your cup of tea/coffee/gin......?
So, wowsers, time sure flies when you are knee deep in mothering 4 VERY active boys!! I cant quite believe that we are in April already!!! A third of the way through 2014. How does that happen?!!! (please forgive my love of exclamation marks.... clearly I have an issue... !!!!!!!!!!)
How are you? I'm good, thanks. Always chasing my proverbial tail.... but good.
I'm dipping my toe into so much lately. I am head on into work, keeping up to date with the boys commitments and studies. Getting them to and from sports, trying to remember special canteen days and excursions..... (not always succeeding..) And now we are one week into the school holidays. Oh and a huge shout out to Mother Nature, thanks for the week long rain. Well played.... *sigh
Speaking of kids, we have entered a new phase, well two in fact in the life of my little Ollie.
1) Its pants off. All day and sometimes throughout the night. Its impossible to keep his pants on! Mostly, this is fine, but sometimes, as you can imagine, he neeeeeeeeds pants. ie. a nappy. Get the gist?! In a moment of motherly sharing, I Instagramed our new phase. Clearly I didn't get the memo that this was far too hideous a subject for Instagram and so I was warned, picture deleted and acquired a short ban. My bad. Oh well, roll on the never ending pics of T&A then.....
2) Mum, Muuuum, Muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...... Its our new game. (please imagine me NOT smiling as I share this...) So it goes a little something like this....
Me: Nope. Not playing.
And so on, and so on, and so onnnnnnnn.....
Fun yes?... No.
When I'm not consumed by boys, boys, boys, my head is all book, book, book! I have had meetings, I have had emails, I have had knock backs (must admit, not fun, want to beg... will begging help?), I have had interest (still do, just waiting
crazily patiently). I am hopeful and know that one way or another, this book WILL be published. Obviously it would be nice to have someone do all the work for me but in the end, if its up to me (and lets all remember that 50 shades was self published.....) I promise to make it happen. Just might take a little longer. I will keep you all up to date. (of course if anyone reading this knows someone who knows someone etc, feel free to hook me up!)
I am LOVING the response to my 'Habit of Happiness' project and hope those who are playing along are loving it too. Remember, life is not perfect and it never will be but the trick is to see beyond the flaws and celebrate the good times. In the end, its those moments that matter most. If you think you would like to join in, we would ALL love to have you! Go here for all of the details. xxx
Well, lovelies, I have enjoyed this little catch up. Hopefully it bought you 10 minutes of peace. Winning!
Have a lovely Easter all and to those mums on school holidays, remember..
BREATHE.... & COUNT TO TEN.
(and if that doesn't help, its always 4pm somewhere in the world...)
Now a little message to the beautiful ladies who I have come to know via this bizarre old land of www. You might notice over time that due to having some nudity and child pornography splattered on my Instagram account (yep, apparently), I have decided to create a new, private account that will become a photo album of sorts of my life as a mum. A more intimate sharing of my life. SBTB will remain however as a source of inspiration and encouragement (as much for myself as for you). As I know many of you have been a huge support to me over the years and you are as normal as I am... (whats normal anyway..?) and if you are not afraid of the odd toddler bot bot, please feel free to follow. It will be boring, I warn you but my most favourite job in the world is mothering and as I enjoy what others in my 'field of work' proudly share, as do I. Its just that this way I will be able to say no to the fishin', shootin', drinkin' bad ass that requests to follow a boring old mum of four. Go figure.
Find me at leigh_vdh .
If you find squishy baby bots offensive, please don't bother. You are wasting my time and yours.