The kids are back at school! I no longer have children at home. Whilst this makes me feel sad, I’m also feeling free and less stressed.
Being able to work 5 days of the week has made me feel more human. I haven’t had my hair cut since last November so I’m taking the opportunity to do it guilt free whilst the girls are at school and on a day that I don’t need to be working on the admin, sometimes those things can wait.
All three girls are exhausted come Fridays though so planning one activity a weekend is our limit at the moment. Whilst they love relaxing in their pj’s on a Saturday morning, they love being on an adventure too. It’s nice because having more time to work in the week also means that I’m not thinking about work at the weekends and getting stressed with the kids if I need to check emails. Believe me when I say that this is refreshing!
We usually do bike rides, dog walks (we need to start making the most of the beach and national trust again at this time of the year) and very recently I had the opportunity to take them back to Weymouth Sealife Centre for their CBBC’s The Deep themed event. This was a lot of fun because the kids had to go around and solve the deep sea mysteries. It kept them entertained on the way around and there were a lot of cheers. I realise now that The Sealife Centre actually do different themes so there’s different things to do on each visit. A reason to visit more often. I still didn’t manage to get to the beach after but it was raining at the end of the day and we were exhausted again. The kids did enjoy buying keyrings in the gift shop instead though and collecting more badges. Oh there’s a pop badge swap going on this coming weekend! There’s info over on the Sealife website.
We need to find new bike ride adventures to go on. There must be a local bike group I could join? Riding for hours through the mud and Autumn leaves. THE BEST!
We also love swimming at our local BHLive Active gym with a treat of soft play and drinks after.
With all three at school, Matilda seems to have grown up that little bit more. She is still very much a mummy’s girl but I find it odd that I’m getting me back. Not that I know who ME is these days. I think most parents find that they are on a journey of self-discovery at this point in their life. I have had almost 9 years of juggling children and work so i have no idea how i feel at the moment.
It does feel overwhelming, there’s so much I want to do. I keep promising that I will start my vlog series, especially when i can spend a bit of time making my face and hair look pretty. hehe.