As with every mother and father out there, I have a mile long ‘to-do’ list with umpteen things to do, people to see, places to go, etc all that should supposedly fit into a single weekend of two days!
I just don’t know how we manage it!
Plus, when added to all the normal tantrums, general faffing, quarrels, loo stops etc of our two wonderful (*cough* yeah right! *cough*) little girls, you can probably take off another good hour or two on the top of that.
So here is what I’ve got to cram into this weekend/week…….
1. Dance Class
Every Saturday morning is H’s dance class. Though as I think I’ve said it before, I like to call it ‘prance class’. I mean, there’s music playing but there’s not much rhythm in her dance moves yet!!
She loves it though and she gets to spend the time with her best friend, running around a big hall, playing around to music and generally being young and carefree.
2. Shopping trip to Ikea!
Yep, I need to get organised, and thanks to lovely Jess over at Mummy of Boy Girl Twins who keeps taunting me with her fabulous Ikea storage units in some of her blog post piccies, I’m desperate to copy her and do the same.
So much so that I could almost scream and scream and scream until I get them!!!!
3. Blue Peter fun with friends
A few of us are hopefully going to get together on Sunday to get crafty. Not sure what we’re going to make yet, but with Mr B and I at work every day, it will be fab to have some scheduled in ‘fun time’ for our little girls on a regular basis. So we’re thinking each Sunday will turn into Craft mornings with the mummies and swimming in the afternoon with the daddies. We may even make Halloween decorations for the party were going to next weekend, which will be brilliant. Perhaps we can carve out some pumpkins and make Jack-o-Lanterns to decorate. If we do – I’ll let you see the outcome!!
4. More Christmas Shopping!!!
I know, I know, I’ve already bought loads, but it’s christmas,I love it and I don’t care who knows it!!!
And actually, to me, half the fun is watching the kids tear frantically into the wrapping paper. So, I plan to just go get a few more stocking fillers now. Then I’ll pretty much be done.
Promise *fingers crossed behind back and smirk plastered across face*
*pats herself on the back smugly*
5. Watch x-factor!
Goes without saying, right!?
Although I must admit I’ve not really tuned in as much this year. Instead I think I’ve favoured an early night or a takeaway with a movie!! Oh no! I hope I’m not getting too old to enjoy it!
6. Exchange birthday present
No. I’m not Rachel from Friends – I don’t ask for gift receipts with all pressies I’m given just so that I can swap them for something to my own taste. No.
Mr B rather romantically (I thought) bought me a lovely Pandora ring for my birthday recently and it’s just a tiny bit too big for my fingers. (They must be the only skinny part of my body!!) So I just need to pop and swap it for the correct size. Happy days!!
7. Pay for new holiday
Yep, we’ve gone and done it. After MUCH ‘um-ing and ah-ing’ we’ve finally booked our flights to South Africa in March!! Woohoo!
It’s very expensive but we were a bit stuck between a rock and a hard place in making the decision. Basically my brother and sister in law moved out there this year, and they are desperate for us to visit them. So, in the knowledge that come the end of March Little E will turn 2, therefore becoming a ‘whole airline seat’, we sort of had to grab a flight before this happened, as once she gets older there’s absolutely no way we’d be able to afford to go.
So yes, although its very expensive – but it’s something huge and exciting for us, the kids and our family overseas to look forward to.
8. Write more blog posts
I’ve been very slack lately – so I’m going to get on it!!! Enough said! *slaps own wrist* Rahhhhh!!!
9. Get prepared for work on Monday
Having been signed off from work for the last three weeks, it’s time to go back again on Monday. I’m actually pretty ok with this, but will obviously miss my lie-ins, my mid-afternoon naps, and the fact I can do housework at my own pace rather than have to blitz it all in one go at the weekends.
I would dearly love to stay home and just look after my brood and my household, but fingers crossed one day this will turn from dream to reality.
10. Gardening with Grandma
Good old Grandma (sorry Grandma if you’re reading this!!)
She is coming over to help out in the garden. She is not your average Grandma in that she is a bit of a machine really! There is nothing she can’t do!!! And one of her passions is gardening. So she’s helping us sort ours out a bit which is fab. I will have to post some before and after piccies of her AMAZING efforts so far.