Thursday, 20 August 2009

Peace Perfect Peace

Oh I could get to really enjoy this..... this is the first morning that I have managed to get rid of all 3 kids lol.

Graham had to get a taxi for his silly o'clock check-in at the heliport, and I got up half an hour earlier than usual - the plan was to be able to sit and have a couple of cups of tea before my peace was shattered. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans - 5 minutes later, there were 2 wee faces following me around. So we had plenty of time to get everyone clean, fed, dressed and ready to go. So I took Scott and Willow to school - the good thing about the horrible rainy weather is that they don't need to line up and wait for the bell, they can just go straight in. So after they were away I had to drive Faith round to her playgroup, then....... FREEDOM!!

I popped round to Pamela's for a cuppy tea and a yap, then home to the most peaceful house ever. I don't think i have ever been in the house on my own before without at least one child following me around and it is bliss! I got to check my emails in peace, sort out my Farmville and Restaurant City on FB, then it was through to the crafty space to finish a card I started the other day. Back through to the pc to print off the details and sketches for this weeks challenges and back through to the craft space to make a start.

This is fantastic!!

But its never long enough is it? the peace was shattered at 11.45am when I collect Faith, then pick up Willow at 12. Thankfully Willow is only in half days for another week and from the 31st August she is in from 9am to 2.50pm every day. So apart from Faith my peace will be extended - and it gives me one-to-one time with Faith, might manage to crack the potty training with a bit of luck :)

I've just read this over and you would think all I want to do is get rid of my kids - that's really not the case lol Anyone who knows me, also knows I'm so not the maternal type, but I think its really important for our family that I'm a stay at home mum for as long as we can manage financially. I'm really lucky that Graham gets a decent enough salary to all me to do this. But as any mum will know, you do start to go a little round the twist when you're only surrounded by children 24/.7 - us SAHM's need a bit of me-time. Oh God, now I sound like I'm trying to justify my existence, and I'm not lol And I'm not looking for sympathy either - I do genuinely enjoy my life - but oh how I enjoy my own space too :)


queen-of-nostalgia said...


Ditto! I know exactly what you mean. I love my kids soo sooo dearly, but if they are always around, you don't get to "miss them" and such, you know?

I stay at home too (twin boys, age 4), and used to work, and let me tell you... there are days I miss the paperwork LOL! I wouldn't trade it for the world, but I also won't pretend its easy and fun everyday :)

Its like they say... silence is golden :) And then you are sooo happy to see the little buggers because you actually had a chance to miss them. Does that make sense? Don't feel guilty :) I guess I am rambling on to say :)

pinky said...

Its great once the kids go to school. Its their time away from us and they love it so why should be feel guilty when we enjoy our time and thats what it is. Its time to be you again, after all we weren't always mums. Enjoy every minute.

scotspanda said...

you sound like every single one of us hunni!! Everyone needs time to themselves :o) Just make sure you never ever ever use it to do the housework!!!


Amanda xxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

here here Debs!!! I can't wait for my golden 2 hours to arrive..roll on 1st sept :)
Judy xx

dawnmarieg said...

You always need time for yourself Debs, it keeps you sane. I don't know how you all do it I have a hard enough time looking after just me and Alex lol! Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Kath said...

Hey Mrs....don't feel guilty about wanting a little me time....that's what keeps you sane.....instead of being someone's can be you again...and it's does you good....hugs kath xxxxx

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Glad to hear your enjoying some me time, makes you appreciate the family time too, absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that :)
Have a great day

Gina said...

I don't mind your kids going to school, it gives you more time for me to harass you :)
Hugs Gina xxx

mitch1066 said...

We could be soul sisters lol.I have a soon to be 18 year old so i can say with tongue in cheek"tried it once ,didn't like it,wont do it again"lol.I love my son dearly but raising kids in this day and age is hard .I need my own time to stay sane!

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