Wednesday, May 1, 2013

back to school

I've been a little  neglectful of this blog of late. I really thought I would have huge stretches of spare time to really get into some crafty projects, sort out the winter wardrobes, go on a few interesting outings and write a few blog posts. But it just didn't happen. As the kids get older the school holidays are not what they used to be. There are constant friends and cousins over or vise versa. Constant snacks to make and sometimes technology to confiscate. There is never a quiet moment. Ever.

The aptly named Julia's rose

But in the end all you can do is just go with it. Despite feeling a little exhausted. Because the main thing is that it makes them happy. Yes, they have a busier social life than their parents, but I'm just glad that they have good strong friendships. Friendships that will hopefully carry on into their teens and maybe beyond.

School went back today. It looks like the wardrobe sorting, crafting and blog writing will return to normality this week. On the plus side it's quieter here today, but I'm not sure if I was ready to get back into the school routine. I'm missing their chaos this morning, the late morning pyjamas and the lack of lunch boxes to pack. But change is a constant thing in the world of parenting.

Which leaves me, Violet and my cup of coffee this morning (let's not mention the Dora dvd).

I'm hoping your week has treated you well.


  1. Hi Tania! I could have written this post, seriously. I feel the exact same way. One more week to go and I hoping it will slow down a little. Have a great week xo

  2. School holidays for another few days over here. Well, kindy holidays for us. It's been nice to make our own schedule and not 'have' to be anywhere. Dora made an appearence (or two) here too.

  3. Hi Tania

    My eldest went back monday which left me with just my little one at home. The holidays were so relaxing and it is sort of sad to back into the busy term time...although this time i am keeping the schedule a bit emptier so we can keep some of those relaxed moments and a less frazzled Mummy.

  4. Our back to school week has been full of excursions, too many sport practises, homework, and way too tired kids...its full on...I love having the kids at home with me over the holidays, its exhausting but in a different way, Im enjoying some peace and quiet today, but have achieved nothing...I get kind of lost when all three chickadees are not home with me....

  5. Yep, I'm feeling a lot more tired than a couple of weeks ago ;) With 7 and 6 children in the house over the last 2 days I think my kids are tired too !
    It will be good to get back into a routine but I kind of do feel sad for my kids who just soo enjoy pottering around and being home and having time, finally enough time, to do all they want to do.

  6. Oh goodness, it does change as they get older doesn't it, my kids are 17, 15 and 10 and I am busier now than ever, sports, friendships, part time jobs - it's like having newborns again the hours you keep! Having said that I love them and wouldn't have it any other way, it's a privelige to watch them grow xxBrenda

  7. Oh.. here I was thinking that once they were older they entertained themselves and left you alone!!! :/ Hope you enjoy getting back into your rhythm this week... and Violet enjoys her Dora DVD!!! xx

  8. I have no kids.
    I feel chipper and full of energy!
    Shut up - you say?
    Fair enough.
    There has to be an up-side to not being able to have kids!
    I s'pose that's like everything else in life - you've got the good and the bad.
    In other news, I have some beautiful Autumn roses over at my joint.
    And recently, some crabapples.
    When I look at your rose photo I can feel cold, crisp autumn air.
    So looking forward to winter.

  9. I'm with you on the school lunches.... while I'm looking forward to sending my kids back to school (they've been off for 4 weeks) I'm not looking forward to filling lunchboxes again!!

  10. hi tania,
    I wish you a nice week,too.
    Greetings from Germany,

  11. I know what you mean - it is kind of bitter sweet...holidays and term times. Both mine are going through a bickering stage atm so it is constant peace keeping, which is exhausting, so when first day back rolled round I was partly relieve as well as the usual slightly sad and missing her feeling.


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