Keeping busy

This seems to be the key. Laura and I took the kids to the park yesterday morning. They had a great time and it was so nice to sit out in the sun for awhile. I got sunburnt! Not a lot but still a touch pink. Who gets sunburnt in August?!? Laura took some really cute pics of the kids but they were deleted later that night – a long story.

I was at one point in the evening quite happy to just stay home and be a bit emo, but Laura and friends convinced me to go to a house party/braai which turned out to be such fun, but not in the traditional sense. I was a lot more sober than other people and it was just so funny to watch people’s interactions. I have not laughed so much in ages. The new boobs were on display and it is amazing how having silicone in your boobs makes them public property. Everyone wants to have a feel. Good thing it really does not bother me. It was quite nice to hear all the positive feedback.

Today again I was reminded how awesome it is to have great friends. Ansie just called us to say she had made lunch we must all come over so Laura, me and Barbara and all our many many kids spent the afternoon in Ansie’s garden drinking wine and discussing life.

Tonight when I got home I was in my usual stressed Get-kids-feed-and-to-bed mode and suddenly Caleb and I started playing and laughing and before long we were all having fun being silly. It was so nice to be Fun Mommy and not just Grumpy-surviving-barely Mommy. Amazing how much smoother the nights preparations for bed went because we were having fun. So my focus and moto for this week is as much fun with my small people as possible!! They have had a rough time these past months too and they are what get me through each day. This week is about fun.

7 thoughts on “Keeping busy

  1. I often find with my 3 yr old that dinner/bed can be a real drag – after all everyone is tired after a long day – especially if she hasn’t had her nap. But if we start playing and laughing and giggling and playing silly games – all the while getting her to eat or whatever, it is so much easier.

    but as jeanette says – after a long day to keep that humour going is not easy.

    glad to hear that you’re feeling a bit brighter. friends and keeping busy are the tools to success right now.

  2. Hey Sal,

    I have finally had a chance to find and read your blog and I just want to say that I really admire your strength and courage. The way you are boldly and bravely moving forward and your candid and real account of your journey is really inspiring.

    I KNOW this is not an easy time for you, but the way you are taking charge and making the best (and indeed the most) of it is admirable. You really rock pink haired chick!

    This is your time, you time to shine and metamorphosise in to YOU, no apologies and no compromise.

    You really seem to be coming alive and it’s fantastic to see. Keep it up.

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