Like a ton of other kids up and down the land, my two are officially back into the routine of term-time again. The night before T started reception he was really upset and said he would miss me, which in turn had me awake most of the night. I even heard the milkman trundling up and down the street.
It’s funny the emotions we feel, isn’t it? I was so overcome with an overwhelmingly sad feeling in the run up to yesterday, yet after a successful drop-off, that worry instantly subsided. Replaced with a sense of relief, it is definitely good to be back in a firm routine again. You can bet I’m not the only mum feeling that way this week.
I am missing both kids in the afternoon and despite being busy with deadlines at the moment, that gnawing ache does present itself well before 3pm. But, it is easier to focus on work during the time they are at school and then not split myself in two when they are with me, which hopefully will make me a little less of a ratty mama.
Today I took some time out for me and headed to the hairdressers for a luxurious bit of peace and quiet. It was heaven. A midweek indulgence, I drank my coffee hot and had a good old chat with the beauty that is my hairdresser. We basically giggled all morning. There’s nothing better than a few belly laughs, is there?
So there you have it, an update on my emotional mama week. I’m excited for new opportunities with work and hopefully, cramming less word counts into the weekend and twilight hours.
Here’s to a change in the times, and lots of adventures for both kids in full time school. Oh, and a brand new ‘do too.