Okay okay… we all feel it. But I’m having one of those days. I am a full time working mum and my 2 are currently still on school holidays before the start of the new school year next week. We had time off over the Christmas/New Year weeks and the odd days here and there as well, but it just hurts to leave them at home while my man and I have to go off to work. I want to be taking them places and sharing things with them. Our closest family here are in the same boat too so we can’t even take each others kids to help out. They have the odd play day with friends etc which is great, but I feel bad about that too because I want to be with them. It doesn’t help that I just ducked home for lunch with them and my girl cried because she hates that I have to go to work and why can’t I just stay home. “Your work stinks” were her words to me.
Between the hubby and I we usually share the time off over the year so as to be able to take as much time off with them on holidays as possible. Between the two of us we get 8 weeks off a year, but the kids get 12 weeks off all up. And ideally we try to take time off together too. Such is life, and we are all happy and healthy and able to provide comfortably for our family because of these jobs so I am grateful, but it still makes me a little sad at times.
Anyhoo, I just thought I would get that off my chest. Okay, I’ve vented…. meditation pose – breath in slowly, breath out slowly. Done.
Anyway, other than that, it was my hubby’s birthday on Monday. ‘Just another day’ as he said. 🙂
And I did manage to annoy the heck out of , I mean have heaps of fun with my kids taking lots of photos in my favourite afternoon spot in the back yard capturing sun flare over the last couple of weeks. I just LOVE sun flare. I will share some more photos when I have more internet data at home in the next couple of days (I used way over our allowed amount at Christmas with the kiddliwinks). I am being naughty today and doing this at work. Ssshhhhh…
Back to work now. But before that I am going to sneak in this video from one of my absolute favourite people on Vimeo. Hailey Bartholomew. And she’s an Aussie like me. Double points!! 🙂 Her videos always make me rethink things a little and try to be more positive and grateful. I started following this lady about 2-3 years ago. She is amazing. If you have time watch some of her films, it is so worth it. Not only do they always carry a beautiful message, the films just feel good.
Bye for now.