Thursday, 2 December 2010

Not now Mummy's busy...

I have set myself a goal for December to never be too busy for Noah.  This morning I whisked him off to the park at the ungodly hour of 7.30 and we played - really played.  I didn't sit on the sidelines checking email or reading blogs!!!  I swung and climbed and slid (well sort of because those slides are pretty skinny and my hips kind of get wedged in)

Over the last month we have been having some work done around the house which has sparked a major spring clean.  I have been sorting and decluttering like an absolute legend but it has been occupying every spare moment. As a result Noah has been spending a lot of time entertaining himself and watching way too much TV.  Coinciding with this period has been a noticeable decline in his behaviour (and sleep).  this got me wondering whether it is an unavoidable stage he is going through or as a direct result of being bored and kind of neglected.

We have planned activities/classes four mornings a week but those only last an hour then we spend the rest of the day at home.

I have heard these phrases coming out of my mouth too often "In a minute when Mummy finishes this job' (but the minute is 10, 20, 30 minutes), We'll paint/draw/play later'  Tomorrow we'll do .....(but tomorrow never comes)

So from now on I'm only going to do jobs or personal things while Noah is sleeping.  We have hundreds of great craft supplies, books and puzzles to keep us entertained.  There are also great Christmas activities going on around the city so I doubt we'll be short of ideas.

We will start today (as soon as Noah has a nap) - we're off on the train into the city to look at all the Christmas decorations and for a visit to the art gallery.

P.S.  I wrote this post then accidentally deleted it.  I remembered most of it but the second attempt never seems quite as good - don't you think??


  1. Ha, love your p.s. No... it never does! (I once did that with a dozen or more pages of my book I've written - it was a day of tragedy, rewriting it!)

    This post is very close to my heart. I wrote a post last night about the same thing (except you have written all the bits in yours that I left out of mine! Don't you find that also happens a lot?!)

  2. Happy FYBF! I am the queen of this syndrome. I reckon I should take a leaf out of your book. No more 'wait a minutes' from me - at least today...

  3. So very true. Flynn is almost too goo an independent play I always drop everything (where ever possibe) to play if he asks : ) Behavior definitely improves. I also often think ok can I do this while the babies are sleeping? If so then I try and leave it until then.

    As a working mummy I like to think parenting is all about quality not quantity : )

  4. I so love that you are making your son a priority and that you went to the playground so early. What an awesome mum you are!

    it is such a challenge trying to fit everything in and be a fun loving mum too! I admire you determination to get it right :)

    thanks for linking up!
    Naomi x


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