Friday Nuggets

I have so much running through my head at the moment that I don't even know where to start so please forgive what will probably be a really confusing-all-over-the-place post.. It doesn't help that I am running on three hours sleep after an impromtu night out last night. It was my first one since before I fell pregnant with James four years ago. I had forgotten how nice it is to go out, let your hair down and laugh. I am one of those people that love being at home. I enjoy being a housewife and Mummy more than I can put into words and I have no desire to go out drinking every weekend but last night was awesome and it feels like I have re-charged my batteries. Even if my head is fuzzy and I feel like a walking zombie. Whats better is that James was asleep when we left so he has no idea that Mummy & Daddy escaped last night.. I like that.. As far as he knows we were downstairs listening out for him and watching TV.

The past few days I have been anxious for Autumn to arrive. I like Summer and all that it brings. I'm sat here now writing this in my garden whilst James and Blayde run around enjoying themselves. The sun is shining and it really is beautiful but right now I am craving hoodies and boots, home made soup and nights curled up on the sofa knitting. Just the other day I put down my baby blanket that I am in the middle of knitting and started a scarf for myself. I am definitely an Autumn Girl.

After saying that though I cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying past. How can we nearly be in September already? Were we not just celebrating the New Year? It is now less than a month until James starts nursery. I am still trying to process how I feel about that. I know it's only three hours a day that he will be out of the house and away from me but it's his first step away from me. It starts with nursery next month and will continue until he is 18 and leaving for University or moving away for a job. I am trying to soak in all the moments that we have left this Summer.. He is so ready for nursery though and cannot stop talking about going to 'school'. I have no worries about how he will cope with the seperation.. It's me that will have a hard time dealing with it..

A few months ago I found Rachel's blog and since then I have been reading it religiously. She puts into words perfectly how I feel about parenting. It is hard and tiring but rewarding and full of surprises. There is so much about having children that you do not realise until they are here.. You know that you will love them but you don't realise the amount until they are first placed in your arms and you stare down at that little face. You are prepared for sleepless nights with a baby but not for having a three year old that still doesn't sleep through the nights. You know that you may have a picky eater but don't realise until your child is 6 months old that they cannot tolerate any wheat and gluten and just the slghtest bit will make them ill for days and send you off to the hospital.

I can remember James being a few months old and I hadn't slept for days because he was so ill with his acid reflux (that lasted until he was 14 months old.. Another thing I wasn't prepared for!!) I was tired.. I hadn't showered in days, I hadn't eaten in forever and I had been stuck in the house staring at the same 4 walls for what felt like an eternity. I called my Mum and when she answered I just said.. "Thank you.." She asked why I was thanking her and my response was.. "Thank you for raising me, Aimee & Chloe. You done it all on your own with no support and I didn't realise at the time how hard it was for you."... Apparently that made my Mum's day and made up for the all the tantrums, tears and arguments we had endured through raising her own kids.

If you haven't checked out Rachels' blog then please do!

Now I have a list with about 89 things on it to complete.. A sore head to nurse and a child that is demanding my attention.. Apparently the swing set in the garden will only keep him occupied for so long :)

Have a good weekend!

Oh and this was my 100th post!! In celebration I decided to try and make my very first header.. What do you think?

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