Ooh it has been a couple of weeks since I was last here, which I think is probably the longest I have ever gone without blogging.

Last week I intentionally took the week off – it was Syd’s final week at home before he started school this week and I wanted to have some time with him without being distracted by blogging and social media and the like. I knew he was starting school, obvs, but the thing that only occurred to me right at the end of the holidays was that that was it – the four years of being a stay at home mum to a pre-schooler was over. The years when there was so much time when it was just the two of us were quickly coming to a close.

I am really going to miss that. Even while he has been at pre-school, he was only there mornings and only 3 of those – so there was plenty of time for the two of us to have little adventures together – a walk to feed the ducks, a spontaneous trip to the beach. And while those things will still happen, far more of our time will be spent as a whole family, or with siblings around in the holidays. There will still be one to one time of course, but not in anything like the same quantity.


syd at the beach


So Friday I took him to the beach for one last mother/son jolly before he is a school boy. And it was lovely. No older kids bored of sand castles or moaning for lunch – he could just do what he wanted for as long as he wanted.

I planned to get back to blogging this Monday when he started school. But then I got a bit poorly. Well quite poorly really. I managed his first drop off and pick up. I witnessed his sobs as he went in and his smiles as he came out. But by Monday night I was in hospital as a pain in my tooth quickly turned into a massively swollen face – nice! 24 hours on a IV antibiotics and I was home again, but feeling ropey. And I still have the joy of the dentist to look forward to once all the swelling and infection has gone!

I am feeling like a horrid mummy for not being able to do the school runs the last couple of days, but frankly I haven’t been well enough and nobody wants to be the kid at school with the Frankenstein faced Mum! With any luck I will be fit enough to go and pick him up today, I look virtually human again now! But I am very thankful my other half and teen have been able to pick up the slack, and to my Mum who looked after Syd while I was in hospital so my other half could get to work.

What a week, and next week won’t be much less hectic – the teen leaves for uni a week on Saturday, so there will be much packing and emotional wobbliness to contend with. So I may still be quiet for another few days, as I get better and make the most of her still being here for a little while longer.

Hope your back to schools have all gone smoothly,

Love Miss Cisco xxx



  1. September 10, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Ah- sorry to hear about your swollen face but thankfully it didn’t rob you of your last few days with your son before school. The beach shots are lovely and I hope that you are back up and doing the school run very soon! x
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  2. September 10, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Glad you are back to normal now, but so nice that you had a lovely last week with your preschooler. I still really miss mine 4 years on.
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  3. September 10, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Well first off you are not a bad mummy, tooth pain is horrible and it must have been terrible to be hospitalised. Secondly change is so hard and it is great to have someone to fall back on. Family is ace

  4. September 10, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Good for you for talking some time off, I think we could all do this much more 😉 Sorry you have been unwell, how awful for you. Hope you are much better now and I hope you don’t shed too many tears at the weekend xx
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  5. September 10, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Gosh what a week! Poor you ending up in hospital, i hope it all gets sorted out and you feel much better and good luck for the university start – such exciting but emotional times. I hope it all goes really well.

  6. September 10, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    What an emotional time of change for you all! How awful to get such a nasty infection I do hope the dentist is gentle with you x
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  7. September 10, 2015 / 10:51 pm

    I can completely understand I hope that it all goes well I was there last year as you know and I have uni this year to contend with. Why can’t they all stop growing up? Hope you are feeling better soon xx
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  8. September 11, 2015 / 1:32 am

    Gosh IV antibiotics and hospital – that is some bad tooth infection. Poor you. I hope Syd’s settling in well and you are 100% soon. Janex
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  9. September 11, 2015 / 6:02 am

    That’s a lot to be dealing with, hope the tooth is better soon and that Syd’s first week ends well and very best wishes for the uni departure too xx
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  10. September 11, 2015 / 10:43 am

    Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling poorly just as Syd started school. I’m sure he’s coping just fine in spite of everything! I hope you feel better very soon x
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  11. September 11, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    blimey your tooth sounds awful, I actually think tooth pain is the worst ever, much worse than labour! I love that you took a week off the internet before school starts, thats really inspiring. I really want to do the same and cut back and spend quality time with Wilf x
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  12. September 12, 2015 / 4:57 pm

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly and hope you are on the road to recovery now. Glad Syd came out happy from school
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  13. September 14, 2015 / 2:25 am

    Sorry to hear that you’ve not been well. Hope the trip to the dentist goes ok. Sounds like you have had a nice week in the run up to school. Are you doing anything special before Uni? It has all come around so quickly hasn’t it.
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