So far this week, things here seem to be pretty good. While last week was an emotional roller coaster that had me in tears more than once, this week there is far less drama and while things are chaotic as always, they somehow seem more manageable.
This could be because we have had workmen in and out and up into the roof all week and so I have left a lot of the house work go. This means I've had more time to play. Yay!
It could also be because I got some awful, awful news a few days ago and now I am much more aware of what I have and how lucky I am. When I am patient and happy, it makes such a difference to their behaviour. Why can't I always remember this?
It also could be winter. Although this icy weather depresses me, it is also our quiet time here on the farm. Less farm jobs to do, means a hot chocolate in a cafe after school, or a game of Monopoly before bed. For all my whinging, I think winter's calmness is so important for our family life after the crazy vegie season.
It could also be that we were due for a few happy, relaxed days. It was our turn.
It also could be just because.
Yeah and about Pepper's scratched up nose.
Yesterday I took an exhausted child who had not had her nap, due to all the workmen in and out of our house, to the super market at peak hour. She was obviously tired but I thought she was coping really well until she answered the checkout girl in her loudest voice that her name was F***er!! I quickly ushered her out of there, only to have her trip over some man's feet and land on her nose. OUCH!
Hmmm maybe I wont be getting that Mother of the year award after all.
Today she is getting so sick of me wanting to kiss that little pussy cat nose all the time.
But I guess those ups and downs are what parenting is all about really isn't it. I guess it keeps it interesting.
I guess that means I have to call up my friend and make a time to give it to her. The only problem is that after taking a pic of me wearing it, I don't want to take it off.
Have fun out there. XX