Saturday, 14 March 2009

Good News

I am happy to report that last night Supernanny prevailed and order has been restored amongst the chaos. My faith in the future after the "terrible twos" has been re-newed.

Currently, naptime is underway and I am enjoying the peace, quiet and sunshine. Enough of that - back to the list of chores!

Friday, 13 March 2009


Whew! Only took 38 minutes to put "the girl", a toddler to bed...not too bad. It is usually a bit easier but was out two nights for business meetings this week and didn't get to tuck her in so the routine between us was broken and she wants to stay close to Mama.

Thank God she is not like the brat on Supernanny tonight!!! It is almost like watching The Exorcist. Is this what I have to look forward to in the future? The Mother is out of control, not being consistent and the 9 year old daughter is very unlikeable. I think the commentator just described her behaviour as vicious. I am not sure the "reflection room" is working???

Now, only 2 more loads of laundry tonight, a bit of blogging and email catch up and then the weekend with "the girl" and "the husband" can begin. What will we do on a rare weekend when my husband is not working? Will we go to the zoo, a walk in the park, shopping?? I only have a mediation brief and one MD to sort out before 8:00 am on Monday.

Another breakfast when I wheedle, cajole, plead and eventually shout at my three year old to get her to eat quickly enough so we can get to school. The school run never gets any easier. I love doing it but the stress of making three beds, dressing one child, feeding two, empting a dishwasher, making breakfast and putting at least some effort into my appearance so I'm presentable for work is sometimes too much. Thank heavens for growing up! I keep thinking it will get easier. Then of course we step out of the door, the spring morning is mild and chill against my face, there's a hint of light which may be sun, and then we're walking across the gorgeous park, avoiding dogs, looking for wriggly worms and discussing the day ahead. The child who wouldn't eat is suddenly laughing and singing in her Iggle-Piggle hat, zooming off on her schooter. That's why I love it.