If you can remember back to this time last year, you may remember that we were going through a rather tough time.
We had two more small children join our home , my husbands 4 and 6yr old.
Needless to say the situation of them being brought to us with bruises and scared emotions was quite scary and saddening to us all but since then things have become better.
The two children have joined the other childrens school and have settled well with admittadly some ups and downs as can be expected from time to time .
The children have settled into our home along with their other siblings and we have been managing to make things work , all 8 of us under one roof.
There was a time when I thought I would never get a minute to myself.
The children were all at school and I only had Kaiden , the youngest of my husband and mine for company and he always has me kept on my toes.
It has just been the first week back to school and I have now the feeling of loneliness .
Kaiden is now in school for the full day, so no more picking him up at 12pm after a quick cuppa tea, bit of Jezza and flash house clean.
I have a lovely family and my husband has been spending more time with me but in the sense , I feel lost without having that little body following me and my every move 24 hours a day.
I know my husband feels it to, I think we have just become a little used to having a small person with us at all times and now our youngest is in school it is all a little strange.
The children are loving it, they get up in the morning and all run out the door to get to school at 9am.
I barely get a '' See ya mam, love ya'', anymore , they just flee and I don't seem to hear anything untill they rush through the door at 3.20pm shoving 10 pieces of the same letter in my face with information of what has been going on in school that basically has nothing to do with me or the children , just more trees suffered to fill my recycle bin up in a day or two again.
My husband decided to take me out on Friday , nothing special , just a wander to the town centre.
He had just finished work and had his brother with him .
I say nothing special but in fact having a nosey around the town is actually a luxury for me, I don't get the chance to get out much being in this village (hence trying to move as well as having no space in the house for us all now ).
We actually all noticed how quiet it was, the brother in law started to pretend that he was the child walking around Asda picking things up like Kaiden would so we didn't feel so lost not having little legs with us, was quite funny actually .
It was nice to get out , hubby treat us to a Subway and bought me a locket for our wedding anniversary which was the 8th September.
Gosh how time has flown over, seems like only yesterday I was saying my vows.
The children are loving been back at school and so far it has been rather peaceful at home, I did expect myself to spend the days cleaning the house from top to bottom like their first day back . I literally emptied cupboards and bedrooms and went full force in the cleaning mode . It never lasts long though by teatime they come in and trash the place as if I have spent a full wasted day but unexpectedly I have enjoyed a couple of days out .
Not only do I now have a full day to my self when the husband is not at work, but we have also took the opportunity to try and get Kaiden into his own bed at night.
The same day he started full day was the same day we took the plunge.
Each night we go to our bedroom , us too.
My husband and I will sit watching our favourite series at the moment on Netflix , Dexter!
It is all about a man who saw his mum being murdered as a small child and was found lying in a pool of blood next to his slaughtered mother by a police officer,That police officer then brings him up as his own only realising that Dexter has a need to kill himself . Dexter becomes a serial killer , venging his emotional pain onto other murderers who he then kills , he is a blood splatter analyser so knows all the tricks of the trade in hiding his secret but it has many great twists and we have become almost obsessed watching it .
We picked up a cute turtle light which is actually a teddy bear / projector. It takes a couple of batteries and colour changes the stars and moon onto the ceiling of the boys bedroom.
He seems to love it and we immediately tell him to get to his own bed when we go upstairs which is usually around 7-8pm.
Seems early for us but so far it is the only way we can work it while he is still getting used to the idea.
Kaiden spends around an hour aggravating his brother who is happy to oblige in staying up and messing around but eventually he does fall asleep in his own bed now.
It is nice to know he is finally realising his bed is his and ours is ours.
Going back to school has been a huge changing point for us in many ways but having my own space during the day and not having to share the bed with little legs with feet in my face each night has definitely been a great move in the right direction.
I am starting to realise , I do not have to have a little person there with me all the time to keep me busy, I am enjoying the quiet , the me time, the getting things done (well when the husband is not at home tormenting me lol).
I think I can gladly say for the first time, I am enjoying having a quiet house during school hours.
How are you coping with children being at school?