Phew, I…we… made it. End of another week filled with adventure and misadventure
and never a lull in-between. Weekends are certainly not a rest time, not with 8 kids home from 18 to 3yrs. Weekends are however less stress believe it or not! Just as busy but not as demanding.
This week I saw my home broken into by my goat and pony, Photos here . This event was 1 hour before I was due at school to watch action man (5yr old) receive his first ever merit award. (FYI: I MADE IT)
This week saw me take a child to see Elmo in Concert, while the concept was great the headache after from unrelenting, tired, grumpy, whining babies who did not really want to be there, I’m not sure was worth it. Yeah I guess I’m getting old.
I dealt with one child who tangled their hair and needed a home repair haircut and a child who has a repeated affair with head lice due to an attachment of wearing other kids hats at childcare. I made the decision to shave that child’s head. Don’t be concerned, Mr Toddy looks amazingly cute with no hair and I’d rather that than continue to traumatise him with de-licing routines. It’s a season he will grow out of and thankfully they didn’t spread to anyone else in the home.
My week saw me sent a loo cleaner to product test. (blank stares #_#)
We were blessed by a baker who felt we were a great way to dispose all their end of day products (that were not dried out) for a mere $20, much to the kids total delight and my delight at seeing their excitement.
To top it off I commenced a path that I travelled 4 years ago that saw me drop 20 kilos and regain my health only to take on another baby under already stressful conditions and consequently (stress eating) regain poor health and fitness over the years.
I’m now day 5 of a supervised, well balanced carb free cleanse and I’m feeling better than I have for a long time. I’m eating more meat, greens, nuts, cheese, eggs and mushrooms and drinking lots of water.
So yep it’s Friday and all of the above since Monday. Nothing unusual in my home.
Oh and today before we finally greet the weekend we have a specialist appointment, a theatrical rehearsal, basketball game, movie night for younger five and a masquerade ball for Miss Teen.