It’s a mum’s life: Back to reality – part one

With Christmas over and hubby returned to work (after three weeks off – lots of holiday he needed to use up), we’re just starting to get back into our normal routine – which, as you can imagine is brooking a certain amount of resistance from the three year old camp. Three weeks of having two parents on call is now reduced to mummy trying to play with him, whilst simultaneously trying to ensure that the house doesn’t turn into something resembling a bomb site, and that we all have clean clothes to wear, and food to eat. I am also wondering if it’s just mine, or if anyone else has a child who is unable to occupy themselves for more than a couple of minutes at a time? It’s not that I don’t love to play with him and spend time doing things with him, it’s just that occasionally there are other  things that need to be done as well, so it’s a bit of a juggling act sometimes!

New Year’s resolutions aplenty in our household (well, actually I think it’s just me, but I have enough for all three of us!), the first being to get back on the diet, which has seriously lapsed over Christmas (and before, if I’m honest – nothing makes you want to eat like really cold weather and being stuck indoors). Another is for me and Glenn to get out and about more and find interesting things to do together. I’m quite glad that the weather seems to be improving, because he really does need an hour or so a day where he can get outside and let off some steam – he’s quite happy to kick a football or just run and run, but if anyone has any interesting ideas of places to go or things to do, inside or outside, and which would be particularly good for an active three year old boy, I’d love to hear about them. I’ll let you know how I get on with all of these resolutions (and the ones I haven’t mentioned here) in later posts.

Happy New Year to you all, and hopefully I will have many more tales to regale you with during this year so watch this space!

From Essex Mums Guest Blogger, Jenni

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