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.
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