I’ll be honest, September isn’t my most favoured month. Not only does September signify the end of the summer and the return to routine but the month itself seems to drag somehow and I’m forever counting down the days wishing for Octobers arrival. This week has flown by thankfully, though the weekend seems to have rapidly raced by also which is a little disappointing.
Both J & E are now signed up for their after-school classes and though I worry that I’ll be struggling to make a few of them due to work commitments, I’ve kitted the kids out with various clothing and equipment to ensure that they are prepared and ready for what’s to come.
E received her brand new leotard, ballet pumps, tap shoes, and a unicorn onesie (to wear between lessons) ready for her dance classes which start later this week. She’s also made a start on piano lessons with myself (I had tried teaching her a year or so ago but it just wasn’t the right time with everything that was going on in our lives) and we are soon to receive her new sheet music book from Amazon which will replace the one which is covered in scribbles from when I was her age…
Back To The Books
Meanwhile, J has returned to his drum lessons thus pocket money has made a welcome return (which I’m sure he’s more than happy about) and he’s been busy impressing us all with his wonderful reading, writing, and incredible animation work.
To say we lead a busy household is an understatement, I’m forever helping one or the other kids with their homework, their reading, practising their instruments, or whatever else they deem necessary. I’m sure someone said that being a parent gets easier as your children get older, whereas I would hasten to disagree as not only are you now their chauffeurs, their teachers, their cleaners, their maids, and their walking wallets, but you’ve also got to try and squeeze your own commitments and needs into the weekly schedule whilst juggling everyone else’s requests -it’s far from easy let me assure you. If only there were more than twenty-four hours in a day… Don’t get me wrong, I love being a Mum but goodness me it’s exhausting at times! Saying that, I couldn’t be a prouder parent, my kids are my everything, they may make my eyelids a little heavy from time to time but they make my heart swell with pride and joy.
Thank you for reading and as always, I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.