The weekend was so good for us. We arrived at the camping site early on Saturday morning with much excitement from all of us. We set up and Honeybear was all over the place. He really ran around to his heart’s content. The only sadness for him was when we had to get him to take his afternoon nap. It was a screaming tantrum, but we quickly sorted it out and got him to sleep. Hubby and I tried to catch some fish, but nothing. At least only one person caught anything so we did not feel too bad.
Hubby and I made our first potjie ever, and we were very happy with ourselves at how it turned out. Honeybear was having none of it and ate peanut butter instead. It was much warmer this time around and we were more confident about the whole exercise. Honeybear just banged his rod in the water and only wanted to stick mealies on his line. We had removed all hooks and the reel before letting him do whatever he wanted to do.
After lunch (mince wraps) we packed and left for home. Honeybear promptly fell asleep and only woke four hours later at home. It gave Hubby and I a chance to unpack and relax a bit.
Hubby and I talked about how much fun we had and how much our little family needed some family time away from all the other things that catch our attention.
Honeybear was a perfect angel this morning. He fully co-operated with everything. He just wanted us all to go in the same car. It took a bit of time, but we managed to explain why we need two cars. I think he definitely wants more family time. He wants us all together all the time. However, life is what it is, and we cannot be together all the time.
Hubby is on late shift, so Honeybear and I are on our own. We will make dinner early and then read a bit. I do believe we each need individual time, even children. So while I make dinner Honeybear can do his own thing.
I have found some kind of domestic help, I just hope it works out. It is one of these cleaning services. They will come in for an hour and a half and clean up on a Saturday morning. I thought it might be better than having someone in my hair all day. They can come in and do it quickly and leave and I do not have to deal with the life and times of one person on a weekly basis.
I thought I might give this a try and see if less housework might give us some extra time. The normal stuff I can do, but it is things like ovens and fridges and scrubbing floor tiles that take too long.
I am still looking for a part time weekday nanny but if I have the housework under control, I feel there is no rush on the nanny front.
A happy contented family makes everything so much easier!