Here we are back for the new year. Ity is lunch time, on my first day back, and it already feels like I never left.
The holidays were brilliant. I was really waiting fr this one, as last year was just far too busy. I worked crazy late the Thursday, late on Friday, packed quickly, did a quick shopping trip (good thing Menlyn trades late on a Friday) and was all ready to leave at 4am on Saturday morning. The roads to Durban were busy, as I expected, but not too bad. I was in time for Saturday lunch with my parents.
Honeybear and I spent a lovely time with my family and then it was time to go home. So I was back last week to ready myself for work today.
It is a pity that Hubby and I do not get leave at the same time, but after eight years, we just make a plan and enjoy the holidays.
I struck by the contrast in manners between my nephew and HB. I love my nephew, but he is a rude little child. I spoke to my sister and she agreed that it was a challenge, getting him to have manners.
I am thankful we stuck with the manners thing, as it is important to us.
Also, we are lucky to have a hardy little boy. who sleeps with the dog and gets dirty and loves being outdoors. Once again, I was struck by how proper the other three boys were. while mine was just being a tough boy.
however, while they were braver with strangers, mine was still hiding in my shoulder. One step at a time.
He is sleeping in his bedroom now, without any quibbles. We finally have our bed back.
On Wednesday he starts holiday care with a new school and then the actual other new school. Two new schools are going to be tough on all of us, but there is not much we can do about it. We have to go back to work.
I know he will cry, and I will cry, but we will both get through it and be fine.
Last year was tough, in terms of extreme business, but I know I am stronger for it, and this year is going to be a breeze, juggling normal school and full time work.