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.