So. Saturday was the longest day *ever* - I officially burnt out on long hours alone in the house with the beans, early early mornings with snuffly babyness, and too much noise. So much for a positive mental attitude! Ended up shouting at Tali to leave me alone by midmorning, and took some very wise advice to stop trying to hard and take care of myself in the afternoon. I made Butterbeer (caramel latte) as a gesture of affection for my wee wild ones, and did some knitting related maths (which it is unusual for me to find relaxing)! I was recovered by tea time.
Then some little visitors turned up, and a whole pack of sweet happy overexcited children ran amok while I quietly ignored the chaos in favour of knitting and pattern designing.
Well, Martin arrived home eventually, and the chaos subsided slightly. Or perhaps it's that it doesn't get into my head when it's not my sole responsibility! Film, home made popcorn, happy children... Bliss.
At Church, Talia enjoyed screeching to get people to look at her, so we decamped to the little room at the back where she switched her attentions to trying to pop balloons. *sigh* Martin took her for a walk outside eventually. And we spent the afternoon zipping here and there, water park, my mum's house, visit with grandad, crazy day.
The lack of posting or pictures yesterday is explained along similar lines. Noise, chaos, lack of positive mental attitude, exhaustion, burnt-out, long work hours for hubby, AND a busy day. Rhyme time at the library (on my own with four children = brave), sling meet (also on my own, but joined by hubby for lunch, and with more people to catch my children if they tried to escape) where I delivered some custom bright rainbow yarn to a friend and talked about home birthing and benign neglect as a parenting style. ;)
This was the rest of my Monday.
Monday was pretty darn joyous, actually. Something about Rowan's cheery affection and Talia's long nap in the afternoon... So today, I am going to make a good attempt at going with the flow again and not getting caught up in the "chore" mentality. Wish me luck!