Peace and Quiet

I feel a little bit guilty but I breathed a sigh of relief
when the boys left for school this morning. 
It’s terrible isn’t it; you long for a bit of peace and quiet and then
finally get it and feel bad that you’re enjoying it!!! Youngest wasn’t as enthusiastic as normal to
head back to school, usually he goes with a spring in his step – but this
morning he thought he might have “tonsillitis”… points for trying mate, but off
he was shipped to school.

The boys have had a nice holiday
break overall. There has been lots of
sibling grumbling which has slowly grinded me down though. I swear these two cannot tolerate each other
for more than 2 seconds without it escalating into full out war. The only way to turn them into kindred
spirits is to give them a proper telling off then I become enemy number one…

But they do crack me up with their ways at times, just look at what youngest made to keep himself “safe” skateboarding…

Just a little something youngest rustled up… apparently it will keep him safe skateboarding 😁 x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:19am PST

The first week hubbie was off so
I had planned to do something nice but like all things with children never plan
as it won’t probably happen! Yes the
sick bug scuppered those ideas. Fortunately
eldest was back on his feet after a few days and just in time Christmas
dinner. Thankfully no one else caught
it either because we look forward to my mum’s Christmas dinner ALL YEAR!

The boys have had TOO much screen
time, I haven’t been feeling my best and I kind of relented and let them go
crazy on there. My strict limits have
been very relaxed and video gaming seems to have been one of the main
activities of the second week. They had
a few new ones from Christmas though and were excited to try them all out. Although I need to rein it back in now my
health seems to be improving and the mummy guilt is kicking in. I did
make sure we had a long walk yesterday to blow away the cobwebs though and
despite a few complaints they seemed to enjoy the fresh air and embrace their sense of adventure.

Some much needed fresh air x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Jan 2, 2017 at 8:00am PST

We also squeezed in a panto with friends. It was a local community affair so not on the scale of other panto’s but we still enjoyed it, although my friends daughter managed to get her foot stuck in the chair and needed rescuing – all eyes were on us not the stage for that bit haha!

I am already making plans for
2017 (ssshhh! don’t tell hubby he will only complain about prioritising
renovation work and debt repayments – the boring stuff!) and have booked a
science experiment show for the boys and thinking about a Comic Con event as
its more of what they would enjoy now they are a bit older. I get itchy feet if I don’t have something
exciting on the horizon for them. I am
also even more determined this year to finally have posh afternoon tea
somewhere as I keep promising myself but it doesn’t happen.

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