Well the kids are back at school and it feels great! I was 50/50 between knowing I would miss them and our quiet family time V I can't wait go now! Tbh I was more than ready to end home schooling. It's been horrific this time! They didn't wanna do it. I didn't wanna do it - Just horrible!! It was made worse by the fact we couldn't just do our own thing. But hey ho it's all gone now! I am enjoying the silence! My sleep routine is still haywire. Been sleeping around 1:30am and up 7:30 for school and then coming home, having breakie, then going back to bed for another 3 hours from 10-1pm! A big waste of the day but I have got so used to having a full 9+ hours sleep. this is my natural routine that I need 9-10 hours a night to function properly. I need to try and set an alarm and get up 15 minutes earlier each day from the nap and pull back my bedtime by 15 minutes too. I got so late due to the kids. Over lock down - as soon as it hit - Sophie had a big sleep regression and just refused to go to bed every night! She ended up still being up at 11-1130 every night just fighting sleep. It didn't take long for Jess to join in the late night partying and 1030pm bedtime became a norm with people still kicking off an hour later! There were some nights they saw midnight+ too! For me quality time alone is more essential than sleep to be able to function. I need silence and alone time to refresh myself for the next day. Then because we had no where to go the next day once I had got up with the girls and sorted breakfasts etc I was able to go back to bed for an extra hour or 2's catnapping. Not great sleep as lots of kid interruptions but hey rest is rest!! We have spent the past week gradually pulling bedtimes back by 15 minutes a night and tonight bedtime started at 845 so we are getting there! Jess went down at 945 last night relatively easily and woke herself at 730. Sophie however was a nightmare - well she kept saying she was having nightmares every time she closed her eyes so couldn't go to sleep. She was sobbing so hard I had no idea what she was trying to tell me or what her nightmare was! It had something to do with wanting a pet though?! A fluffy kitten which made her cry harder LOL! Kids are so weird sometimes! I still don't understand what set her off but she didn't settle til 1030pm. All good tonight though - Yippeee!! Everyone was out by 945pm!! The first time before 10pm since last year!!!
Right I am going to reverse again and follow on from last times post.
Saturday 20th February:
We still had the threadworm treatment under way. I started cleaning rooms every other day though (except bathroom which was still daily) and a day off day fell on this Saturday.
I was awoken by a lot of noisy bird noise right outside my window. I was not a happy bunny but after exploring from our bedroom window I found that some Sparrows had taken up residence on our neighbours guttering. You can see the hole underneath. They are nesting in there.
Sophie found some stickers from somewhere and sequins from a crafting kit. She took the cover off her ipad and put them inside the cover so you can shake they around. Very imaginative!!
So that's it for that weekend! I will try and get another post up or 2 over the weekend to try and catch up a bit! Most of my postings will be more and more about the garden as the weeks progress now but I'm sure other life stuff we crop up too. Especially when lockdown eases more.
Right I am off to play a bit of Roblox. I know! I know!! Jess has got me addicted to a washing machine simulator game LOL!! Then i'm going to read a bit more of my northern lights lodge cabin book. I'm on chapter 23 or there abouts so getting close to the end. I am enjoying it lots still! For anyone who missed my review on it and link to Amazon that can be found over here: https://rebekahc-talesofahousewife.blogspot.com/2021/03/i-finally-started-crochet.html
Right have a good sleep/evening/good morning where ever you are! Maybe even good afternoon! - Hope your day is going well! Keep your chin up and look to the skies! Lots of love The Mad House Xx