As of today we finally got back into some kind of routine. J started back at school yesterday but as it was E’s day off from nursery we went to the local Tots group, had a brew and caught up with some friends. I managed to get a few things done but it wasn’t ‘normal routine’ as such.
It was only this morning when E returned to Nursery that I finally got back into a routine of having some time alone. It was great to catch up on the chores and to take stock following the Christmas break.
I got the children ready for school/ nursery then pottered about cleaning up and tidying away. I then decided to head back to bed for an hours kip without any interruption. It was bliss!
I woke feeling refreshed, jumped in the shower and then set about getting ready in a leisurely manner. I usually throw my makeup on slap dash, grab some random clothes and get ready in as little time as humanly possible.
Today however I sat at my new dressing table and took my time to straighten and style my hair, apply my makeup and chose some jewellery to accessorise my swing dress all whilst listening to the radio in a relaxed fashion.
I then casually drifted around my clean, tidy house pondering what we might have for dinner, making lists of the jobs that needed to be done, calmly sipping at my Coke Zero with time to spare before heading out collect the Princess.
It was so lovely to have those few hours to recharge my batteries, catch up on the chores and to get the house together without the pitter patter or stomp stomp of my little Prince & Princess.
Sometimes us Mums just need a few hours by ourselves to be a little selfish, to give ourselves a pamper and to slob about without mini humans constantly demanding our attention. Right?