Playing along with Cheryl.This is a total Makes my Monday post because, after 8 weeks of sick leave, Lucy is back! Oh my word, life will return to what we know as normal. This morning, the 2 sick kids could stay at home and there was no stress involved as to who will look after them, and if I will get to my 9 o clock meeting in time.(Both Little man C and the Princess had German Measles - she now has bronchitis as a secondary infection and, no surprises, his asthma has flared up). Little man L is still standing strong - I wonder how long? Although Lucy is clearly not 100% life will continue to the usual.
But I have learned a lot in the time that we were without her:
- We can actually make it on our own without a full time domestic/nanny.
- The biggest challenge is to deal with sick kids and who will look after them.
- The second biggest challenge is the mountains and mountains of washing. And the ironing thereof.
- Even to just iron your most essential washing at the laundromat does become rather expensive
- Our kids will wreck a perfectly clean home in about 3,5 minutes
- If you try hard enough you can get them to do little tasks at home - even at 3 and a half years old.
- Cooking meals ahead over the weekends is a total winner.
- We have a lot of free time in the evenings - I never realized this, but with the household chores to be done in the evenings it ate all that time.
- The kids missed her terribly, and she us. This morning she and the Princess was in tears of happiness.