It has been Woody and I. Me and Woody. Calm. Quiet. Clean. Easy. Bliss.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. To have 3 children, have 2 go away and be left with only 1.
Having 1 child at home for the past 3 days has meant the following :
My mind actually started having thoughts not related to routines and children.
I started making goals and thinking about myself.
I ate meals without sharing and they were warm.
The anxious heart racing feeling in my chest subsided.
I ate less
I walked more
The house stayed as I had left it.
I had a massage.
I only did one load of washing.
I did one sink load of dishes
I slept in.
I stayed up late.
I chose what tv I was watching.
I did not yell or scream or cry.
Woody slept for more than 23 minutes during the day.
I could walk out the door when I wanted.
My back ache eased.
My family are due back shortly and I am a little bit excited to see them but mostly I really just enjoyed my time with my baby. My precious baby boy who I got to know without interruption. Who I rocked to sleep, who I held close and whose eyes when opening up in the morning smiling at me makes my heart swell.
It is about enjoying the little things and realising how lucky I am to have 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband who is willing to take them away for holidays and enjoy them just as much as I do!