Thursday, January 10, 2013
FROM BEAUTY TO CHAOS
We had the best holiday over Christmas. While we couldn't really stretch our budget far enough to have a holiday away form home we certainly did make the most of long summer days buy hitting the beach early and the BBQ late.
Our weeks formed a quiet, unspoken rhythm where periods of rest revolved around our stomachs and the desire to eat delicious food every time we sat down. We picked fresh produce from the garden, collected the eggs while they were still warm and baked bread on a daily basis.
I was reminded that my husband and I are good working team. We are friends and laughter comes easily to us.
When Dave went back to work on Monday I was determined to make that holiday feeling linger. To make the most of the sunshine and continue feeling, you know, like life was easy.
I'd dreamed up days of early morning beach adventures, sweet smelling washing blowing in the cool breeze, relaxing salad sandwiches with my ever so placid children, post lunch naps and afternoon craft sessions.
Four days later and my feet are firmly planted back on the ground.
Life is not a day dream and I did not get to eat the pictured almond croissant alone or in silence.
My kids have bums that need wiping, cups of milk that need spilling, neat bedrooms that need destroying, soft toys that need saturating in buckets of water before crying over said saturated toys, exhaustion that does not need the remedy of sleep and a crap load of energy that needs burning. So, it would appear that holidays really are over and it's back to work for me also.
I'm bracing myself for a few weeks of chaos before preschool resumes.
Sometimes being the solo stay at home parent bites*.
*today was a bad day.