#LivingArrows – Swings & Roundabouts 37/52 (2017)

Now the kids are back at School, I am finally getting myself back into some form of routine and it feels really good. In just three days I’ve managed to get a crap load of jobs done and hopefully come this time next week when E starts her ‘morning’ School routine I might just find a little time to myself.

Despite E being out of the house for only two hours each afternoon I still miss her terribly and it doesn’t matter how many people tell me that she’s settled and safe, I cannot help but to worry. Our little Princess is no longer a pre-schooler, she is now a fully fledged four-year old with attitude and shiny, patent school shoes to boot!

Little Miss Tude

#LivingArrows - Swings & Roundabouts 37/52 (2017)

Kids grow so quickly, how on earth did I let four years slip through my fingers so sodding quickly? I would do it all again in a heartbeat but as we aren’t planning the pitter patter of any further feet in this household I’ll have to make do with the memories.

I’ve managed to swap a few shifts around at work so that I can spend the time that I do have with my children actually¬†with my children¬†rather than behind a bar. That’s the beauty of part-time work I guess, it may pay peanuts but I rather enjoy it and for the time being it seems to suit our circumstances.

It’s a funny old World, until I was made redundant years back I valued my career far more than its true worth. It was only after having children that I realised what was truly important. No matter what the pay scale, no matter how stressful or important a job is said to be, I will always value my family far more than any career choice.

Swings and Roundabouts.

#LivingArrows - Swings & Roundabouts 37/52 (2017)

Hopefully now that I have all this time to myself each day I may be able to modify my CV and with a little luck attain a more financially suitable role which fits in with our family routine. I can only dream right?!

Either way, there is no job which could ever be better than that of being a parent. Watching my kids laugh, learn, love and live is the most rewarding, satisfying and heart-warming job I could have ever asked for.

Thanks again for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows


  1. September 11, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    It is crazy how your priorities change after kids isn’t it? I think they learn us as much about living as we learn them about life! I definitely appreciate the little things more since having kids. Ive a reception starter too this year, hope E is settling in well. Good luck with the job search xx

    • September 11, 2017 / 10:54 pm

      She seems to be , thanks Hannah x

  2. September 14, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    Oh wow, both at school! I keep wondering where the time has gone too, the years have literally flown by! x

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