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One of those moments…

Today was Ellie’s 6th birthday party. She had a joint party with one of her friends from school at a local indoor play place, and really enjoyed it. They had great fun running around, eating party food and wearing themselves out.

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Unfortunately, despite the fact it went so well, I find myself sat here at 9.30pm still mulling over something that happened, to the point where my other half finally turned to me and told me to ‘blog it out honey’!

So for my sanity and hopefully your amusement – here’s what’s bothering me.

Start by picturing the scene…the first few children arrive for the party…the two girls greet them and put the presents their given in piles on the tables…they quickly run off to play.

A minute or two later Ellie re-appears and as she runs near she suddenly shouts aloud ‘are there any more presents yet?!’

Alongside dying slightly inside, I managed to say something about that not being a nice thing to say and can she not say that again. I’m not quite sure what I said to be honest, as it passed in a blur of embarrassment and horror. But I made the point as best I could and she ran off to avoid any further discussion.

Now I know that for children, birthdays are inevitably about presents so I’m not angry that she thought it, I’m just gutted that she said it! Of course, this isn’t the first time I’ve been embarrassed by my daughter and I’m sure it won’t be the last. I’m also 99.9% sure that she isn’t the only child in the world who’s ever said something similar so I’m hoping that by ‘blogging it out’ as my other half says, I’ll manage to stop feeling quite so annoyed.

It’s a mummy hibernation

It’s fair to say that this post is well and truly overdue. I try to post at least every other week and I have just lately – well – dismally failed! The obvious excuse is to say that life has got in the way. But I think that would be a bit of a cop out, after all life is always busy. It doesn’t normally stop me.

So I’ve been trying to work it out. Is it because nothing worthy of writing a post has happened? Nope there’s been plenty that I could post about: birthday party planning, crisis about the parties Ellie’s missing because her Dad and I are separated, parents evening and so on!

Have I got writers block? Nope, I haven’t even tried to sit and write.

Ive also realised that it isn’t just blogging that I haven’t done, lots of things seem to be behind or not done at all – regular time on my forever living business, organising weekends and events, cooking different meals and so on.

So finally, after much contemplation I’ve decided what it is…it’s me…..I’m having what I will herein term a mummy hibernation.

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It goes like this:

1. Doing what’s required (but not really any more)
2. Taking every opportunity to put my pjs on and collapse on the sofa or bed
3. Eating far too much chocolate (and oranges)

Now historically I would have given myself a hard time about not getting on with things and achieving what needs to be achieved but here’s the thing…….my mini hibernation has allowed me to do some very important things:

  • Spend time relaxing with my family
  • Notice the fact that spring is starting and enjoy that feeling of anticipation
  • Snuggle with Ellie … a lot

  • These are great things and it isn’t like I’m not functioning – I’m still delivering at work, feeding the family, cleaning the house (sometimes) and so on. I’m just working a little below my normal 100% and I think that’s ok. I’m going to give myself a break and the thing is, hibernation is temporary, so I know I’ll be back.

    In the meantime – forgive me for my gap in posting, but I promise I will post again soon.

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