Back to reality & 15 months

After 6 weeks off together as a little family the daddy and me are back to work. It's been a glorious summer full of parties with friends, quiet time together, lots of fun at the beach, many trips to the zoo, catching up with family and generally enjoying each other's company. Now that we are back to work the little man is spending three days a week with my mum and dad again and me and the daddy have lots more to think about and get done.

It's stressful but we are just so lucky to have our oasis of calm in the middle of the year to spend together. I don't know many families who have the chance to do that and it makes me think about how fortunate the three of us are. 

I do find it really hard to juggle 3 days a week teaching and the rest of the time being a mum (goodness knows how people do it with two or more! And hopefully one day I'll find out!). The week can be quite stressful with Jacob's dad hardly seeing him at all some days and some days me the same and then for us two to find time to spend time together and discuss our days before we crash out. 

I'm feeling a bit like all my hobbies and interests are falling by the wayside and I'm in danger of getting a bit boring! I've started netball again which I'm hoping will help with my recent weight gain (1/2 stone -oops!) and I've started slim fast too so hopefully ill be back to my normal average self soon! I guess that's my main target at the moment. I'm also planning a little night out next weekend for my birthday so I'm really looking forward to that. Maybe it's just the time of year when everything starts to seem a bit bleak after so much lovely sunshine! 

On a positive note our little man is doing really well and I am so immensely proud of him. He has been ill lately but has coped with it really well. He's running and climbing everywhere but we love it and he is so much fun! He's got loads of words and understands so much. He has even started helping me out! Putting the shopping away and hanging out washing by passing me things! I miss him so much every day I'm away at work but I have to remind myself that it's best for all of us. 

I hope you all had a good summer and are looking forward to the blustery autum ahead. Just remember - 'there's no such thing as be weather, just the wrong clothes' - I think now I have a 15 month old I might have to remember that!


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