Preparing the house ready for our
imminent move is super stressful, made ten times worse because of my “helpful”
boys that end up fighting each other with the measuring tape (literally
extending it directly at each other as an attack move!) and saying they are
bored ALL of the time because its raining so heavily and all their toys are in
the old house! I did try and prepare
for their entertainment needs with bikes, scooters, learning books and lots of
colouring pens, pencils and crayons but obviously I should have brought much
more to stop them complaining!
I am feeling under pressure and I
need to find a way to cope. I usually
find watching our fish very relaxing as a means to calm myself. We have tropical fish currently; the Mollies
are all heavily pregnant at the moment, thanks to one very busy orange
fish! It is interesting watching them
dart about and I can feel my tension drift away. Remarkably fish are also meant to help with hyperactive children,
so possibly I should have a tank in each room in the new house! As my two have been particularly feral
Okay I admit youngest did help (very briefly!). I had to get photographic evidence to remember it does happen occasionally!
However with fish being so therapeutic I
really should at the very least buy an extra tank. Seeing as we have already experienced tropical fish it might be
nice to try out marine fish keeping instead.
My boys would love a Nemo
(clown fish) of their own and a tank with coral would look beautiful and
possibly draw attention away from our amateur DIY efforts! I have left hubbie spray-painting the walls
and our floor now has an interesting dappled effect.
Mind you marine fish might need a whole new tank set
up so I have been looking at my options on allpondsolutions.co.uk,
it can be confusing making sure you have the right equipment for fish with
quite different needs. Hubbie is still
trying to get his head round all the water changes for our tropical fish but
with marine fish he would need to be even more vigilant as they do not cope
well with changes in their environment.
Maybe I should forget the fish and open a bottle of wine instead… I like
the sound of wine
therapy even more.