Monday, April 24, 2006

The Land of No Children

Aaaaaaaah bliss. Can you hear that? No? That's because there's nothing to hear. All is peaceful and quiet in this house once more. The kids have gone back to school and the chubby bubby is having her morning nap. I'm on my second cup of tea, checking emails and posting a quick blog. Utter, utter bliss! Don't get me wrong I adore my children it's just that I have them all the time with no break. Paul works every hour under the sun and his busiest times are weekends and school holidays so that leaves me like a single parent but without the benefit of them going off to their Dad's once in a while to visit! Because I have a partner no one understands how it is for me. They think I have help, hah! Oh I'm not complaining (much) but I do appreciate the term times. God bless all teachers xxxx Pin It


ramblingwoman said...

Yes, life is funny. We love them, but we also love them when we know they are somewhere else in a secure environment so we don't have to worry about them!

Glad to have you back DOns. I was thinking about you today. Your life must be really busy with a toddler, a boisterous little boy and a teenager! OMG! Not to mention your fabric business. How is that going BTW?

Kitty said...

I'm glad someone appreciates us!

Yes, I know the burdened by children feeling all too well. When Jay used to come back from work when the twins were little, and it was often late, I used to stomp straight out of the door and go for a long walk. I just had to be by myself and walk off all the posset and crud.

Thanks for being so sweet about my blogs.

I still love your baby. Is she available on ebay?

Calamity Tat said...

Well done for making it through to the otherside! back to school, that day is soooo great and we love them little critters enormously but that day is just so wonderful... Mine are on holiday today as from after school, weep for me! Oh and my dads coming saturday would you adam and eve it??

euro-trac said...

God bless teachers indeed!
(and MIL's in my case!)

I remember only too well when Sid was 2 and Ren was born, Nick was working all the hours under the sun, and moon quite often too!

It was the nearest I've come to suicide! :o/

euro-trac said...

I'm just saying something now, because otherwise my last word would have been suicide and that will not do!

Let's think... what should be my last word?


Max said...

Children should be seen...blah blah blah. :)

'Ere! Is i' me or does your page take ages to load nah (I'm having to go straigh' to your Previous Posts to curb my impatience). ;-)

Molly Bloom said...

I know the feeling well. It's weird the synchronicity of blog writing, because Tats is writing about kids too.
I know the feeling - I was trying to explain to Anthony today that sometimes having half an hour to yourself is the best thing ever, however much you love them all.

I remember last year, I had to take a group of kids to Bluewater and one of the teachers said, 'Go off on your like for two hours.' I almost fainted. It was the first time I had ever had any time on my own for 3 years. It was just so much bliss. I couldn't believe how lovely it was to just sit and listen to...well..nothing. I also spent the hugest amount of was fantastic.
Because my hubby looks after the babster while I'm at work, I never really have time out. I love the situation but sometimes I, like you, long for just a few minutes.

Thanks for making me feel a bit more normal!! If that's ever possible!

lettuce said...

oh, glad you have time to blog again! and that the fabric is going so well.

It is interesting how children make you feel, isn't it? a real mixture of emotions. Yes, I shared the "Oh great school again" feeling on Monday morning. Glad its a bank holiday next week tho'!

LG is off on a week's school journey in about 3 weeks - that will be very strange.