Posted: 13/02/2015 at 21:48
I agree TT - for those who do not have parents who fill the role the should, it shows your strength and commitment to your kids that you are such fab mummies! I am always quite conscious that my hubby has no role model for being a dad which is both sad and means he has had to really make it up as he goes along as he has no reference point for how it could/should be.
My SIL is pregnant (huge shock, def not planned - she is 40 and is a real career woman and kids had not featured in her plans!!). My MIL will now be able to channel all her energies into this grandchild. Kind of makes me feel mad that she has not contacted Matilda since we left the UK in 2011 and has not even acknowledged Freya. But then I remember how bl**dy mad she is and life is so much easier and more peaceful without her in it as sad as that is. Luckily my girls have 2 fabulous Grandparents here who would do anything for them and more than fill that gap.
Bit of camping this weekend - hubby is taking M to an awesome little campsite down the coast with another couple of friends and their kids. I'm going down for the afternoon and then will come home with Freya and get a lie-in in the morning - yay!!
We've had a few big battles around evening/bedtime as Matilda is really misbehaving when she knows I am tied up with Freya. Lots of shouting from me which I HATE. I need to come up with some new strategies as I will be doing the evenings on my own quite a lot. Hubby is starting work back cheffing for a couple of places under the same company. Not very many shifts to start with but will increase in a few weeks. He's being fairly positive although I know he is so gutted about it. I just hope he doesn't let it drag him down! Likely to be at least 4 afternoon/evening shifts so will be running the ship on my own a lot of the time - FUN!
Right, really must get something done today - spectacularly unproductive so far!