4 – 10th May
I sat down at the computer, chai in hand, a few peices of top deck remaining in the packet, about, oh, an hour ago. So far I’ve been chewing my thumbnail, turning around in my chair to watch the room reveals on Reno Rumble, catching up on facebook and doing everything except thinking about what to write. It’s Monday night, I’ve been slack and haven’t organised myself. I’m waiting on hubby to get home – he’s supervising the commentary record at the Ice House for this weeks episode of the Australian Ice Hockey League on Foxtel. Hopefully then, we can sit down together and watch the last ever episode of Revenge. As much as I love my mummy life, I also like to spend time with hubby. I’m very thankful that Jack has been such a great sleeper. He has been sleeping through the night since Christmas, giving me 10-13 hours of sleep each night. Hypothetically this should allow me to do so much. In reality, I still struggle to do the washing, or the dishes, or change the sheets when I’m meant to.But I don’t care. My aim each day is to look after my boy, and if that means that the floors aren’t sparkling, then so be it…
This weeks new foods were avocado, pumpkin and carrot. Jack wolfed down the avocado – he just loved it. He’s getting so strong, and he won’t be far off sitting unaided!
This was also the week leading up to mothers day. Jack and I had our crafty hat on and made our first ever footprint artworks. With Pinterest providing some inspiration, we traveled to Bunnings and bought some terracotta pots, paint, sealer, and Chrysanthemum (the natural choice for Mother’s Day plants). We didn’t end up with paint all over the deck, or all over Ben. The result below, I was quite happy with it. I loved the idea so much, that I thought I’d better keep one just for me. Obviously, Nan got one, and my brother will inherit the one that I have done for mum as well.
With James interstate filming the AIHL game in Newcastle and not making it back to Melbourne until late afternoon on Sunday, I had a quiet Mother’s Day morning. I’d have loved to say that Jack let me sleep in, but he didn’t. And I’d love to say that he organised breakfast in bed, but he didn’t. With James not home, Ben was quite comfortable and relaxed on dad’s side of the bed.
I ventured around to Altona to deliver the treasured artwork to Nan. I’d also been relatively creative and organised a photo mug. Upon the recommendations of a few friends I also bought a voucher to Fifth Element Day Spa for Leanne to enjoy. So we will see how it compares with her beloved Endota treatments.
I’m lucky enough to have fantastic family and friends. I had beautiful cards and chocolates hand delivered. James finally got back and surprised me with a cookbook set that I was after and a card! Something that I never get, and I love holding on to them for sentimental purposes. I think I’ve got all my birthday cards and Christmas cards from my childhood somewhere. He even took me out for dinner, and Jack went to sleep right as our main meals were put on the table. Pure bliss! I love a great steak, and Squires Loft always delivers! I was even allowed to order dessert – sticky date pudding on a cold Melbourne night. Yum!
My brother even attempted to surprise me with flowers and lindt chocolates. Only problem was that I foiled his plans, and followed him to mine when he thought that I would be out for dinner.
As I posted on Facebook, I’m so very lucky and privileged that I can join the ‘Mum’s Club.’ I love my little boy, and of course, my big fur boy, Ben.