Have been very distracted and have not blogged since Thursday. So much for #blogeverydayofjune.
School holidays have started, so with Kid 2 in primary school and Kid1 in early high school the juggling begins. Luckily of the ten work days, I can take 7 as leave. For the other three I had thought I has them covered. Until my niece rang – all of a sudden, the juggling begins again.
I usually do the rounds of family for assistance, but I know they already booked with other things. Kid1 is booked with a friend. I don’t like doing it, but I have ended up calling a mother from school to see if she is able to have Kid2 for the day. I hate to ask, but there are times I see limited options to do anything other. This mother has said in the past that she is happy to help if needed – so I’m holding her to it. (Hint here – don’t say things you don’t mean.) Fortunately she is very happy to help me out.
The working mother thing is at times a great challenge. The kids accept reasonably well that they will be shunted around at times, as they also know that if I can swing the time off I will. This time round, we’ll be doing some fun things together – so bring it on. Yay holidays!