This week I have been trying to work my way out of super relaxed, do nothing, holiday mode, and ease back in to some kind of schedule. The Father Figure went back to work this week and I had a hospital allergy appointment to help jolt me back into reality, but I just can’t do it.
I drag myself out of bed in the mornings, even though I swear I will get up at a ‘reasonable time’ (aka before 9am). I lose half the day reading or playing that godforsaken tiny towers game. I forget to make dinner until 7:30pm and then realise I have nothing to make for dinner as I haven’t gotten around to making a new 2014 printable calendar, or a menu plan for this month, or even a shopping list. I stay up too late re-stocking my virtual sushi bar, and get woken by various kids coughing or having ‘scary dreamings’ since their father let them watch Gremlins… and so the cycle begins again.
I am caught between wanting to continue on in this fashion forever, ignoring the fact that the school holidays are slowly ebbing away, and needing to get on top of things before the insanity that is the start of the school year…
I halfheartedly downloaded and printed ‘Unraveling The Year Ahead‘ in an attempt to throw myself into some planning and goals, but so far I have only looked at a few pages… it all seems to hard!
I am inspired by these ideas from my favourite blog but our days are far from ‘reverent’ at the moment… with little routine or rhythm.
But perhaps that is what we all need right now… just a few more days of nothing.
So I am laughing at this re-make or Lorde’s ‘Royals’, because I can so relate.
I’m trying to join Claire’s ‘My Family and Me’ Project, and also take a photo a day this year (they’ll be on instagram if you want to see).
And watching cool videos with my kids – this one is awesome, and we like this one too!
And I’m slowly… slowly… trying to get back into the swing of things!
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Phew, you are pretty busy for school holidays. I am not sure I saw the bit where you sit back and relax.
Looking forward to seeing your face on my IG feed!
Oh glory me!!!! You’ve written about my week! Here I sit at 11pm aimlessly looking at nothing on Pinterest when I should be attempting to sleep…and I don’t think I’ve fed my children before 8pm for a good fortnight…and there’s been lots of toasted sandwiches and ‘meals’ cooked on the sandwich press toaster thingo…fun fact- I discovered you can cook French toast AND bacon on the sandwich press….win! Oh dear…must wind myself up for the year!
Kate Lloyd says
I feel like things are moving along very slowly for our family and we are avoiding our usual strict routine. There is mess everywhere I look and I’m in my pyjamas until 10:30am. It’s still sunny at 8:30pm and so dinner and bedtimes are becoming later and later. Whoops. Trying not to worry about it though. Things will be back to normal very soon and very quickly.
Great post Kate. Glad I’m not alone. :)
Oh I’m so glad I’m not the only one!! I figure it’s the closest we’ll get to having holidays as well…I do find though I need a little balance between the boys having free time and an activity…too much of either seems to send everyone a little loopy! I love the slower pace of the days…I actually seem to get more done around the house and all of the kids are more relaxed so happier to help out with their jobs. I wish I could just press pause on the school holidays (while leaving out the fighting and telling and stirring)…
Amie @ Triple T Mum says
Triple T Dad has been amazing and has given me lots of moments this week to put some plans and organisation in place. However, I do find that there is nothing like a deadline to motivate me, so I think we’ll all find our groove around Australia Day. But for now, let’s enjoy these warm summer days and the slower pace that the holidays offers. It will be gone all too soon :(
holidays are awesome!!