Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Today I will be taking it easy!

The last 4 days i have been home alone with my two lovely boys - Mr.ncot was away Fri through Sunday, and Mondays Markus is at home with me. It went much better than I expected. There were no tantrums from the boys or from me, very few tears, and everyone was clean and fed! The weekend reminded me that I can do this Mum job alone, that I love it and that you just need to focus on the next task. It reminded me also, that kids just want your full attention and energy and that 10 minutes on the floor playing cars with Markus pays dividends and makes me feel better into the bargain!

However, the result was that I got very little sleep and feel physically knackered - all that carrying, pram pushing, lifting double pram onto tram etc. Plus on Monday night I was cooking in the kitchen and dropped a china bowl which smashed and badly cut my foot. I thought it was okay and ignored it, but then yesterday finally went to the Doctor, who took one look at it and then sewed it up good and proper. I don't remember ever having had proper stitches before - he used the curved needle and everything!

Yesterday also included doing a quick clean of the flat, taking Markus to do the Doctor, going to Tchibo, going to the Chemist, coffee in Starbucks and then taking me to the Doctor with both kids. Last night it took until 1am again to get Patrick to bed, then he woke at 3am, 5am and 9am.

So today I will be taking it easy. I have cancelled my lunch date and my yoga lesson. I fully intend to spend the whole day in bed, reading, blogging, feeding and sleeping. So there :-) Maternity leave rules!
Tags: family, health

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