So, how have you been! It's been ages since we last spoke.
I know things might be a little awkward in the beginning after our recent (very brief) separation, so why don't I start by telling how I have been. Ok?
Well, things have been really great on this side. Very busy, but busy is good. I would far rather be a little too busy than a little too quiet. I have been a really nice wife lately, even if I must say so myself. I am making a concerted effort to be much more loving to my husband and it really is working. Why do I so often forget how rewarding it is if I just try a tiny bit harder to show my husband how much I love him? A quick hug, a nice word. A little undivided attention (and the odd shag or two) and my husband is a happy man. Which means the rest of the family is FAR more relaxed and happy. All because I put in some effort. You would think I would know this by now!
Let's speak about the kids individually. Actually, before I do - remember how when I first started blogging, we had a big debate about whether it was ok to blog about the kids and some of you said it wasn't ok because they might get embarrassed or angry or whatever when they were a little older? At the time I was like "typical conservative paranoid Americans" but I kind of see what you mean. In a way. I still think my kids will be completely ok with whatever I have written so far, but it does get harder to blog about them as they get older. When they are adults, they will be able to read things with a lot more objectivity and they will be able to read and feel the love, but as teenagers they might be full of the normal teen angst. Plus I don't want to label my children, I don't want to create a self-fulfilling prophecy for them.
So, dear Adam, Kate and Max when you read this one day, remember mommy loves you very much. Even if you are gigantic pains in the butt sometimes.
Let's start with the newest one - Oh My Word, how I love that baby. He is quite possibly THE sweetest, happiest, nicest, cutest, most divine baby in the world. Max is the kind of baby that makes mothers say "oh, this motherhood thing is a breeze! I'll have ten of the little critters". Everyone should have a Max.
Max has just cut his first tooth. Before his 5 month birthday! That child is very advanced.
Adam and Kate are fine. I think they are still struggling a little with the fact that mommy has a new baby, but they will be fine. They both want 'uppy' all the time, and they want to sit on my lap and be held etc. Kate's thumb sucking has got worse. I think it has gone beyond an attention thing and now become a habit. Damn. I tried the buckteeth thing, we even looked up pictures of buckteeth on the internet, but it wasn't enough to put her off. Not quite sure what I am going to do about that.
As for Adam, well Adam is my special boy. Adam cries way, way more than Max. There is not a day that goes by, not even a few hours that Adam does not cry. Apparently it is a boy thing. I am hoping he grows out of it by the time he is 26.
REMEMBER - MOMMY LOVES YOU VERY MUCH, EVEN IF YOU ARE A BIT OF A CRIER.
This is the last term that the kids are with Aunty B at their play school. Next year they go to Big School. The mere thought of it is enough to make me want to mainline some Xan@x. BIG SCHOOL! With lots of kids and rules and no 'special treatment'. Horrors.
What makes it worse is that they are the only kids from their play school that are going to the private school. So they will be at Big School ON THEIR OWN. Where is that medication??
The new school is quite a bit further than the old one and a lot stricter about starting time. Apparently their 8:30am means 8:30 and not 9am. Fark. How am I going to get them there on time? I am hating Big School already.
Right. The baby has woken up. How do I know he is awake? Because I hear laughing from the room! Yes my friends, the child wakes up LAUGHING! What a totally different experience from previously. If you know what I mean (not mentioning names, but follow my eyes...)
Ok, better go. Gorgeous day and Max and I are going to take a walk up to Mimi's house and fetch Adam and Kate.
Life is good. I am a very lucky girl.