Things I know Friday – er, Saturday (9/10th December Edition)

Linking up with Shae over at Yay for Home!

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Aah, so it is the middle of Advent and time for a Things I Know session.  I am guessing that this might have a particular theme to it.

 

Things I know today:

I know that I am exhausted.  My body clock is a mess – up half the night, falling asleep when I sit down, slipping into a coma when I breasfteed (well, not quite, but definitely a stupor.)

I know that even though I am trying hard to ignore it, and to embrace the peace of the season, I have panic going on deep, down there.

I know I am SICK of the shops.  That has never happened before.  In previous years I have enjoyed going to the shops for a coffee or a wander just to soak up the atmosphere even after I have finished my shopping.  This year I don’t even want to go back to buy milk.  Admittedly, in previous years I have not had three preschoolers in tow.

I know that I am worried about Christmas.  We are travelling interstate to spend Christmas with my in-laws.  We will be away for four weeks in total.  I am in such a state trying to work out what we need and get it ready.  I am also quite concerned about my wild boys in their grandparents’ house and in their aunty’s house (her wild boys are a bit bigger these days.)  I know that I will be much better when I sit in the car on the 22nd of December.

I also know that I am a bit of a grumpy old troll at the moment.  Secretly, I am so glad that Possum is giving up gymnastics for a term.  Next week is his last session.  (And I am also glad that his favourite coach is leaving, because it means we can change clubs to one that is more accessible.)  I am also glad that our other regular activities are winding down.  I am even glad that it rained earlier so that I can can the idea of us going to Carols by Candlelight tonight.  (Oh no!  A humbug, too!)

I know that this last year has been really hard.  It has probably been one of the hardest of my life.  Three littles is no walk in the park.  The daily struggle to do anything – the amount of time it takes getting people into a car for example (15 minutes, assuming they are co-operating) – it has been very taxing.  And my back hurts too much from struggling with seatbelts.  Toilet training, new baby, school transition, illnesses, just to name a few of that bonus activities.

I also know that I am so glad that I got to have them all at home together for a year.  They are great friends, even if they fight!

I know that our current lifestyle cannot continue.  With all that has been going on, we have been running largely on survival mode for a long time.  I know we can’t keep up like that.  The family is running low on all the things that make life happy and good.  Next year I am hoping to add more homemaking back into my agenda.  It is a long way to go before we are featured in a coffee table magazine, but life running a little more smoothly will be nice.  (Hopefully I will have a little more energy with Possum at Big School, *sniff*, Bandicoot at Kindy, *sniff*, and Little Princess having turned 1, *sniff*.)

 

I also know that I need DH to help me find the Christmas CDs.  (Hello, Sweetie!  *waves*  I know you are out there!!)

And given the oozey swamp of thoughts in my head right now, well that’s a lot of stuff to know!

 

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