This life.


It is almost 9pm at night on a Friday night. For the first time this week I am sitting alone, on the couch in my pajamas. For the first time this week I am not setting an alarm for tomorrow morning. For the first time this week Bo isn’t screaming and I don’t have to get up for work tomorrow morning.

I don’t know how some mothers do this. Week in, week out. Work full time and parent full time. It’s crazy difficult. I’m glad the weeks I have like this are few and far between because I am a thousand percent wiped right now. The combination of full time work, a rent inspection, a teething toddler who doesn’t sleep at the best of times and you know… general life stuff. I’ll say it again. I don’t know how some mums do it! Seriously full time working mums… how do you do it? I missed my kid so much. She missed me so much. I am utterly exhausted. Sometimes it takes walking on the other side to realise how good you have it. I think that one goes both ways. The first few days I was so grateful for cups of hot coffee and uninterrupted meals and no hands grabbing and tugging and whining. The last few days all I wanted was to hear her voice and feel her snuggled in to me while I check my work emails and try to juggle laundry and lunch and a work call. It’s funny isn’t it… how easy we forget. How easily we wish for the other?

And I took no photos. Because we had no time. So instead of my usual photo post today, I have a few photos I took last weekend. A few photos I took of us doing exactly what I plan for us this weekend. Absolutely nothing. Some cooking. Some sanding. Some long walks and lots of cuddles and laughs and long days in pajamas. Days where we just watch the bees and walk around with green smoothie moustaches because they are fun and delicious.


Thank goodness for the weekend!! What are you up to this weekend? Do you have big plans? Or do you have no-plans plans like we do?


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  • August 23, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Peggy - I hear ya babe, I was a big mess at the end of my full time working stint (of 23 years, but 11 as a Mum). I was shattered and tired and broken down. I don’t know how my mum did it (for my entire childhood) and always had a spotless house and home cooked meals on the table. Seriously hard. I love working part time now, I feel like I am actually living, not just going through the motions day in, day out. I appreciate the smallest of moments and I can now sit and just be still without having 4 million things that need doing running through my head.

    Seriously grateful for the freedom that comes with not working full time.

    I hope your weekend is fabulously lazy and full of hand grabbing and tugging Sash.ReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    Kaitlyn - I hope you have an amazing relaxing weekend doing nothing!!!!
    My 2 owlsReplyCancel

  • August 23, 2013 - 10:59 pm

    Junette Austria - What Camera are you using to take pics? They always look sooo great!ReplyCancel

  • August 24, 2013 - 8:20 am

    Erin - I work EXTREMELY part time during the week and then a few times a year I have a few weeks of long intense hours, but my day in and day out I am home with my little lady. Daily, I ask myself how Mama’s do it, especially single Mama’s. You are rockstars I tell you! Sometimes I feel pathetic in the moments I am overwhelmed. I really have nothing to be overwhelmed about. I guess motherhood is just hard no matter who you are, what you do, or what our circumstances are. It good hard work. The best work.
    Enjoy your no plans, plans! I hope it is restful.
    I will be biking up steep hills and trying to perfect eggs benedict! I am so close:)ReplyCancel

  • August 26, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Lila - Hope your weekend was lovely and relaxing. Totally agree with you about how easy it is to wish for one or the other option. I was happiest when I worked 9-3 and the kids were at school, there was no point missing them as they wouldn’t have been home and my mind was challenged by my job in a way that being home couldn’t do.
    It’s like walking a tightrope though, the balance is different for all of us.ReplyCancel

  • August 31, 2013 - 9:43 am

    Laura June - It is so hard balancing work life and family life! While I do enjoy so many aspects of work it can be hard to spend so much time away from my boys and my homestead! But, without my income we wouldn’t have the life we do, so that is enough incentive for me to keep putting one foot in front of the other each day.ReplyCancel

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