It’s 9.30pm. Now is meant to be my time. Kids are meant to be in bed at 8:00pm, leaving me a precious couple of hours to… have a tea and read or watch something.
Sky didn’t get the memo.
I put her to bed at the usual time and she cried on and off. I picked her up and she squealed happily. I put her back to bed and she cried on and off. I picked her up again and she squealed happily.
So now, this:
No writing about my toddler’s favourite iPhone apps, or how I feel like I haven’t had a day off work since forever, or how I had a cafe breakfast yesterday for the first time in ages and it was fantastic, or how I wish I’d done cloth nappies, or how I’ve been thinking about what my perfect dream home would be… instead, I have a squealing-happy-very-awake-baby on me. And she doesn’t want to be ignored. And now it’s 11:00pm.
Apparently she wants to watch Netflix trailers.
1. Happy Birthday Me
First, a little throwback to May. It was my birthday in late May. I splashed out on a few Things (Things, capital T. Material objects.) that I’d been wishing for.
This is a frustrating time. Well, it’s a frustrating time if you don’t give into it. I give into it. Which means living in the moment, forgetting things that aren’t essential, and allowing yourself to rest whenever you can.
My older kid is 1½.
My younger kid is 2 months.
OK! It is still April, so I may need to update this later (if something super exciting happens, like I meet a dolphin, or turn into a butterfly). But for now…
- I made a new baby. Her name is Sky. She was actually born on 29 March, but I don’t let facts and figures interfere with my blog posts.
Here she is, the day after being born.
Better late than never, right?
March! Oh, so many years ago. What did I do in March?
- I thought about what I’d like to see on my calendar – what I’d look forward to. And while this would totally not be someone else’s cup of tea, I had to admit… I would enjoy doing a kikki.K workshop. So I booked into an “Organisation workshop.” (I didn’t learn a heck of a lot, but I just really enjoyed the evening!)
My new rule: No more talking about #productivityporn! No more! Cut it out! No more talk about pomodoros, to-do apps, paper planners, just get on with the doing.
Interesting read: The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens
Interesting experience: Escape room!